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The 6.5x55 has the same rimless design as the 308/7.62 and almost directly between the 260 Rem and 257 Roberts. Fitting a 2A1 magazine to a No4 is a very simple process and getting the 6.5x55 to feed should not be an issue.  Polish the feed ramp and it becomes less of an issue. 
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Goosic, that sounds correct. However, I’m talking about cartridge length. 6.5 is similar to OCL of a 303; a 308 cartridge is smaller than both. Do you see a potential issue with this or do you think it could work?
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If you will be handloading your 6.5x55, seat your bullets to 2.850" instead of the normal 2.900" C.O.L. most reloading data calls for as a maximum C.O.L..
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You could also do it in 6.5 Creedmore, which is my plan. It's a .308 based cartridge so it will fit and work fine using a 7.62 magazine without any worries, and should leave you plenty of room for long bullets.
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I guess I need the money
I have one I would be willing to part with
What's your best offer?
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Originally posted by MoondogToo MoondogToo wrote:

BTW Moondog55 here , having trouble logging in so I needed to reregister with a different name
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OK Thanx Eric for helping out
Logged in now under my correct handle of Moondog55
Goosic I just sent you a new PM
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Originally posted by FlyPiper907 FlyPiper907 wrote:

Goosic, that sounds correct. However, I’m talking about cartridge length. 6.5 is similar to OCL of a 303; a 308 cartridge is smaller than both. Do you see a potential issue with this or do you think it could work?

I believe it will be ok, just be careful because according to my Lyman reloading manual the 6.5x55 has a maximum cartridge length of 3.150 inches long. I have a box of PPU 139 grain spbt factory ammunition and they are about the same length as the .303 British factory ammunition (I can’t find my calliper at the moment so I don’t know the exact length) so you should be fine as long as the factory load you are using doesn’t exceed 3.075 inches.

From left to right; .303 British, my own wild cat 6.5x303R Canadian and the 6.5x55 Swede.
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My spare magazine sold to Goosic.
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Guys, we have a "for sale" sub forum.
You're welcome to  buy sell, Trade & swap there, but please.
do it there.
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Sorry
I didn't log back in with the intention of making a sale. feel free to delete the posts if needs be.

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No problem this time, just trying to make sure seller gets in touch with the most buyers.
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