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Re: K95

Post by secondtry » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:02 am

Yep - different brass and dies from 6.5 x 55.

Can't be definite about twist, but generally with the euro calibres Blaser twists in line with the euro preference for long heavy bullets in those calibres.

The only ways to get an accuarte answer are to contact Blaser direct, or to have someone who has one measure the twist, which is not hard to do.



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Re: K95

Post by Morgs » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:59 am

Big ears wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:34 am
Thanks again guys

Don’t know about either of the 6.5x57R or the 6.5x65R cartridges so will have to do some more homework. I presume new brass and dies are needed?

Does anyone know the twist in the standard 60cm barrel for the 6.5 in the K95 struggling to find out from the net.


BE
The info on here says 1:8.66 for the 6.5x55 and 1:7.9 for all the other 6.5 variants.

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Re: K95

Post by Big ears » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:11 am

Thank you for this. Looking at dies and brass the 6.5 options other than the x55 are difficult to get hold of in this country. So looking like the swede is winning.

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Re: K95

Post by 6.5x55 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:15 am

I expect it to be the same as the R8 1:8.66"

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Re: K95

Post by YellowLab » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:29 am

I purchased a K95 standard in 30-06, I was worried about recoil but it really is mild. I leave the kick stop installed all the time. When it came time to purchase a second caliber I found a 6.5 Creedmoor second hand barrel. I was thinking no way am I buying a 6.5 CM over a Swede etc. Then I went to a few local shops and saw the sheer quantity of 6.5 CM factory ammo available and purchased the barrel, I don't regret the decision. You know you are going to buy more barrels soon anyway so perhaps instead of trying one caliber to do it all maybe buy a solid all around such as .308 and something more specialized in the near future, just my 2 cents worth.

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Re: K95

Post by Ringo » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:43 pm

The K95 twist rate for 6.5x55 is 1:8.66.

I love my K95 in 6.55. Great handling and no kickstop. I also have a 300 Weatherby barrel and that's a handful but it is extremely accurate. When shooting in the field I don't notice it but it is tiring from the bench.

I put a fixed 6X scope on my K95 barrels to keep the package slim and trim.
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Re: K95

Post by secondtry » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:23 pm

None of the calibres you are considering will need a kickstop. A kickstop in a K95 is just wrong :(

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Re: K95

Post by Big ears » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:37 am

Thanks guys. I think I’m leaning towards the 6.5x55. I suppose familiarity but also availability of brass dies etc. In the UK. It will do all I need at present. As you say I could always get another barrel later!!

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Re: K95

Post by SPEEDY » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:00 am

Ringo wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:43 pm
The K95 twist rate for 6.5x55 is 1:8.66.

I love my K95 in 6.55. Great handling and no kickstop. I also have a 300 Weatherby barrel and that's a handful but it is extremely accurate. When shooting in the field I don't notice it but it is tiring from the bench.

I put a fixed 6X scope on my K95 barrels to keep the package slim and trim.
I like fixed power scopes on a stalking rifle, I grew up with them and was never at a disadvantage, actually it was an advantage on a lot of occasions.

They transmitted light better then a variable, you never had to think about what power setting you were on and they are lighter and more robust then a variable.
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Re: K95

Post by Big ears » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:07 pm

So had a rethink. Buying factory ammo for the 7x57R not to pricey, and would start me off and give me brass. Looked at RS powders which I like and are available. The 7x57 and the 6.5x55 can be loaded with RS 62 which keeps the cost down.
I like the idea of a different calibre and love the idea of a 275 Rigby.
The debate continues but think I will keep my tikka in 6.5x55 and get myself a K95 in 7x57R.
Well that’s the plan today!!

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Re: K95

Post by stokesrj » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:21 pm

The 6.5X57 R can use the 6.5X55 dies you already have but you will need a new shell holder to accommodate the larger rim. The twist rate is 1:8.6".
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Re: K95

Post by secondtry » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:22 pm

Big ears wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:07 pm
So had a rethink. Buying factory ammo for the 7x57R not to pricey, and would start me off and give me brass. Looked at RS powders which I like and are available. The 7x57 and the 6.5x55 can be loaded with RS 62 which keeps the cost down.
I like the idea of a different calibre and love the idea of a 275 Rigby.
The debate continues but think I will keep my tikka in 6.5x55 and get myself a K95 in 7x57R.
Well that’s the plan today!!
I like your thinking :D :D , and 7x57 in a K95 would be a very sweet and civilised combination. However, Bob's info about being able to use your 6.5x55 dies with the 6.5x57R may start your head spinning again :lol: :lol:

Stay strong :lol:

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Re: K95

Post by Big ears » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:15 am

secondtry wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:22 pm

I like your thinking :D :D , and 7x57 in a K95 would be a very sweet and civilised combination. However, Bob's info about being able to use your 6.5x55 dies with the 6.5x57R may start your head spinning again :lol: :lol:

Stay strong :lol:
Well the rollercoaster continues. Looked at the 6.5x57r and will be almost same as my swede but rimmed. I think the 7x57 perhaps opens a few doors like elk if ever I get to go back to the US.

And it’s a 275 Rigby :lol:

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Re: K95

Post by Devon Deer » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:21 pm

There is a rumour going around that Big Ears has ordered something!
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Re: K95

Post by 6.5x55 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:17 pm

I'd say it is the same as the other blaser barrels in 6.5 - 1:8.66"

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