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Carcano ammo
« on: December 31, 2018, 03:40:11 PM »

I know this is probably a million to one shot but does anyone have 7.53x52 carcano ammunition their looking to sell. Scott in CT.



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Re: Carcano ammo
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 04:20:14 PM »
I know there's a few assorted rounds in my stash, but it's not worth mailing UPS.
I do have dies and bullets for the 7.35x51mm Italian and likely some useable brass.
Do you have strippers for the rifle? If not, you can shoot it single-shot, I suppose.
M&B Sports has a couple of 7.35 rifles for sale as a group, but I don't recall if he has any ammo. Call him and ask.
Ron's probably has it, but he'll be high (in price).
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Re: Carcano ammo
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 08:34:33 AM »
You can buy new ammo from grafs and sons.   A friend bought some before he tooled up to reload for this caliber.  He didn't complain shooting the ammo.

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Re: Carcano ammo
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 04:26:02 PM »
6.5x54 M-S brass can be formed into 7.35 easily enough, but you don't seem to be interested enough to warrant a response.
6.5x52mm Carcano is more available and can simply be necked up to handle the .30 caliber bullets.

Incidentally, if you acquire any of the Italian SMI ammo, you'll probably end up with a few duds.
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Re: Carcano ammo
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 11:40:29 AM »
Fwiw, here's some interesting reading on Carcano ammo...
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"Another alternative to factory loaded ammunition is custom loaded ammunition. Most of this ammunition is based on either Norma Carcano 6.5 or, more surpringly less expensive, resized Norma 6.5x54 Mannlicher-Schönauer, capped off with commercially available .264" bullets, in the case of 6.5x52 Carcano, or custom swaged or cast .298"-.300" bullets, in the case of 7.35x51 Carcano."