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Old 11-20-2019, 01:28 AM
s11033 s11033 is offline
 
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Sound interesting, hope to see a update on the project , any idea for reloading?
Semper Fi, Jim
The project was completed successfully! Here's a link to the new thread I started since the title of this one no longer applied.

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=252211&page=3

Here's the rifle:
https://i.imgur.com/RyRfKIb.jpg

And here it is firing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83bG9HwmUIk

It runs very well. I have one clip that seems to cause a failure to feed on the second to last round, but my others all work well. There are a couple clips that are tight and require a good push to the rear of the op rod to load the first round. Older, more worn clips seem to work best.
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:52 AM
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Haven't really been following this. Is the 6.5 Creedmoor conversion a dead issue?

Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:31 AM
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Haven't really been following this. Is the 6.5 Creedmoor conversion a dead issue?

Thanks.
I chose the 6.5x55 over 6.5CM for a few reasons.

First, the CM is a short-action caliber with equal performance. It follows that it must operate at much higher pressures to achieve the same performance. It turns out the CM runs at about 62k PSI as opposed to the Swede's 51k PSI. This makes sense in a short action, because you simply can't fit the Swede. However, for a long action, you're giving up barrel life (due to higher throat erosion at higher pressures, all else equal) in exchange for nothing.

Second, the Garand beats the living crap out of my nice CM brass that I use in my bolt action precision rifle. If I had a huge amount of CM brass that's exceeded tolerances for my precision rifle, I'd be fine feeding it to the M1. But alas, I don't. Instead I use Swedish military (Berdan) primed brass, which cost me about as much as a boxer primer with no case.

Lastly, this:
https://imgur.com/a/Dc1oEuU

Having given you the reasons why 6.5x55 is better suited to the Garand, Criterion will probably make you a 6.5CM barrel if you call them.
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:31 AM
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Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:09 PM
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I would think 6.5x55 brass would be the long pole in the tent and 6.5 Creedmoor more available. Personally...I'd prefer 6.5x55 for this purpose if brass was not a issue.

I certainly have no issues with my 6.5 Creedmoor bolt action performance at the 1000 yd line but.....I'd prefer a long action in 6.5x55 Swede caliber but I doubt I'd shoot more accurately with it over 6.5 Creedmoor...others here could I think.

For the Garand , I think 6.5 caliber is a real kick in the pants for accuracy.
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:40 PM
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I would think 6.5x55 brass would be the long pole in the tent and 6.5 Creedmoor more available. Personally...I'd prefer 6.5x55 for this purpose if brass was not a issue.

I certainly have no issues with my 6.5 Creedmoor bolt action performance at the 1000 yd line but.....I'd prefer a long action in 6.5x55 Swede caliber but I doubt I'd shoot more accurately with it over 6.5 Creedmoor...others here could I think.

For the Garand , I think 6.5 caliber is a real kick in the pants for accuracy.
I use 6.5x55 wooden blanks as super cheap primed brass. Costs me less than primer.
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:55 PM
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How interesting. I have no idea what I would do with a 6.5 garand but it seems like a great way to blow some cash.

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