Problems with 6.5 PRC Cases sticky After 3 or 4 Firings
I searched for this topic – Problems with 6.5 PRC Cases sticky After 3 or 4 Firings – and didn’t find anything on the forum so don’t get your dander up and pile on me to look for existing items before starting a new discussion. Seems like what I found of the problem (on the generis Internet) on the subject was a couple of years old and maybe something has been done in the interim.
Some folks responded by hand reaming the chamber. Hand reaming is NOT something I’m willing to do. Neither am I willing to take a rifle to a gunsmith unless I know there’s a problem with the rifle.
I know there’s a similar problem with 300 WM after a couple of firings/ reloads and the solution was to buy a collet die that sized the case from just above the belt, where regular sizing dies don’t reach on belted magnum cartridges.
I don’t have the rifle yet and no brass to try the 300WM collet die on or I’d have further info – whether the collet die provides a solution or not.
One bit of info I looked up was the 6.5 PRC and 300WM case measurements on the head end of the respective cases. Oddly (to me anyway) is the 6.5 PRC case is 0.019″ greater diameter than the 300WM so I suspect the collet die would work to reduce the case diameter back to “chamberable” – It’s advertised as a “Universal” die for belted magnum cases so length is not a factor and the 6.5 is 0.6″ shorter than the 300WM.
If you’ve made it this far and either know the issue has been addressed by Tikka/ Sako or have other solutions/ questions I’d like to hear from you.
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