I began stalking almost fifty years ago with my fathers Mannlicher schoenauer carbine in 6.5x54
stalked with it for a few years but like all young men was caught up in the trend for the latest all singing all dancing calibre, which at that time was .243 which I must admit has served me well.
However I have recently heard of a 6.5x54 MS carbine that may be coming on the market, I know it won't make a lot of money due to the fact that its no longer legal in Scotland with factory ammo.
So a few questions is it possible to hand load a bullet that will meet the legal requirements for all species of deer in Scotland min MV2450 min ME1750 standard 160 g fell well short of this.
Is brass available? believe you can form 30-06 to suit but would need to cut an extractor ring this is a bit beyond my capability.
I have been reloading for a good number of years but did not reload when I was using the 6.5x54 MS can you get dies for 6.5x54 OK straight forward reloading is not a problem but have no experience of forming brass from other calibres.
Please remember guys I am only interested in loads that would meet the Scottish requirements.
Also don't need to be told that I would be much better with a 6.5x55 Swede.
I don't need the the 6.5 x54 its just a silly notion that came to me when I heard that this one may come on the market. I have only a couple of years left before I retire and just had the romantic idea
that it would by nice to finish as I started.