6.5 x 72 R

Reloading data for 6.5 x 72 R cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_1033
Load data for caliber "6.5 x 72 R"
The 6.5x72R is a powerful centerfire rifle cartridge that was developed in Germany by RWS in 1894. It is based on the .275 Rigby but with a shorter case length and slightly lower pressure than the original. It is often chambered in double rifles and combination guns for use on medium-sized game such as wild boar, red deer, and mouflon sheep.

The 6.5x72R has a muzzle velocity of 2200 fps (670 mps) with 85 grain bullets when loaded to full power or 1600 fps (487 mps) when downloaded to normal factory specs. This makes it one of the most versatile cartridges available today, suitable for everything from small varmint hunting to large game hunting with proper loading and bullet selection.

You find 6.5 x 72 R with all common powders and bullets by clicking the 'Loads in this caliber' button above.

Technical Specifications (based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab 'Datasheet' if available)

Caliber: 6.5 x 72 R
Cartridge Type: Rimmed
Bullet Diameter: 0.264 '' | 6.71 mm
Primer Size: Large Rifle (LR)
Max. Case Length (l3):2.23'' | 56.69 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:3.79'' | 96.29 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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