Reloading data for 6.5 x 57 R cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_1017
Load data for caliber "6.5 x 57 R"
The 6.5 x 57 R is a classic rifle cartridge that has been around for over a century and enjoys popularity among the hunting and target shooting community due to its mild recoil, impressive velocity, and flat trajectory. This guide will provide an overview of the 6.5 x 57 cartridge, its capabilities, and different types available so you can make an informed decision when considering whether or not it

Caliber: 6.5 x 57 R
Cartridge Type: Rimmed
Bullet Diameter: 0.264 '' | 6.71 mm
Max. Case Length (l3): 2.23'' | 56.69 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL: 3.23'' | 81.99 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure: 47863.2 psi | 3300 bar
The Commission internationale permanente pour l'épreuve des armes à feu portatives ("Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms" – commonly abbreviated as C.I.P.) is an international organisation which sets standards for safety testing of firearms. (The word portatives ("portable") in the name refers to the fact the C.I.P. tests small arms almost exclusively; it is ordinarily omitted from the English translation of the name.) As of 2015, its members are the national governments of 14 countries, of which 11 are European Union member states. The C.I.P. safeguards that all firearms and ammunition sold to civilian purchasers in member states are safe for the users.
To achieve this, all such firearms are first proof tested at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses. The same applies for cartridges; at regular intervals, cartridges are tested against the C.I.P. pressure specifications at the ammunition manufacturing plants and at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses.

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