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5.6x50 R ?
May 10th, 2019 at 7:28pm
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Does anyone have a single shot on this round ? and if you could let me know your opinion of it etc ? i have a FBWs action i wanted to build on this round ,before i go ahead and bite the bullet and get it rebarreled
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Reply #1 - May 10th, 2019 at 8:03pm
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Is this the same as the 22 Savage HiPower?

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Reply #2 - May 10th, 2019 at 8:07pm
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It is a neat little round. Out here in Oz a very similar cartridge, the .222 Rimmed was extensively used in various Martini actions with great success. The 5.6 is also occasionally seen in European Drilling and over/under rifle shotgun configuration.
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Reply #3 - May 10th, 2019 at 8:09pm
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rgchristensen wrote on May 10th, 2019 at 8:03pm:
Is this the same as the 22 Savage HiPower?

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No the 22 Hi-Power is 5.6 x 52R
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Reply #4 - May 10th, 2019 at 8:20pm
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Essentially think of it as a Rimmed .223
  
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Reply #5 - May 10th, 2019 at 11:37pm
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Think of it as a rimmed 223 on STEROIDS. IT HAS MORE CAPACITY THAN A 222 mag.
  

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Reply #6 - May 11th, 2019 at 2:13pm
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Hi,

Here is a photo of my FBW in 6X50R, I have had such good luck with my 6X47Rem that I wanted one in a single shot. The 5.6X50R was the perfect round for me, I had a reamer made and opened up the cartridge to 6mm and never looked back.

This is my favorite coyote/hog gun, I have hunted it in several states and B.C. Canada.

You will love the round, it is a little bit more than the 222 Mag and just as accurate.

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Reply #7 - May 12th, 2019 at 5:14pm
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perfect for a little martini.
The photo shows a 5.6x50R alongside a 223 & 222
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Reply #8 - May 17th, 2019 at 5:15am
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Great thanks !
  
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Reply #9 - May 30th, 2019 at 10:31pm
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I have a small frame BSA Martini chambered in 5.6X50R. It is a great little round. Like rkba2nd said it is a .223 on steroids. Same case size but about .2 inch longer. Only problem is brass is hard to find or expensive. Sellors& Bellot makes loaded ammo at a good price but hard to find. RWS brass is available but at 2 times the cost of the S&B loaded ammo. I also have a small Martini in 6.5X50R. Same round with the neck enlarged to 6.5mm. Another good round.
  
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Re: 5.6x50 R ?
Reply #10 - Jun 18th, 2019 at 11:07am
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Isn't the brass Charlie Dell preferred for his 32/357?  I seem to recall cutting off brass at the shoulder and truing them up then running them into his sizer/cutoff die to make brass for his Peregrines.

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Re: 5.6x50 R ?
Reply #11 - Jun 18th, 2019 at 11:18am
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Joe:

Would you please tell us more about the 6.5x50 round and the rifle you're using it in?  I'm thinking about building a small frame Martini using a necked up 5.6x50 round and would like some idea of what kind of performance you're getting out of the round and what your rifle specs are.

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