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Looking into picking up a 7.35 Carcano. Please no jokes about this being the so called "dropped once, never fired" rifle. While it is Italian made, it was issued (rifle has Finn Army markings) and used by the Finnish Army against the Russians prior to and during WW2. Ammo is considered obsolete, and hard to find, and when found quite expensive. Anyone have any experience with reloading for this caliber, more importantly, do you have any legitimate (from reloading manuals) reloading data for this caliber? If so, I would love to be able to see it, and get a copy of it.


Any additional information regarding dies, shell holders, bullet sources, would be greatly appreciated. I have done research on reloading this caliber, but I have had different shell holders recommended. Current reloading manuals do not list this caliber. I do know that the 1977 Hornady reloading manual has this caliber listed.


What I have discovered is that Lee's #2 shell holder, which is recommended by Lee Precision is not a good fit. It is actually made for the 308 cartridge family. Instead of selling a shell holder for the actual rim size of the 7.35 Carcano, Lee is just selling a "close enough" sized shell holder for the 7.35 Carcano. If you have actually reloaded for this caliber, and have had good results, please tell me what company dies, & shell holder (make & number) your using along with what company brass your using for the 7.35 Carcano.


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posted on the other 7.35 thread, https://www.go2gbo.com/forums/51-mil...5-carcano.html

Let me see if I can photo a page from the Lyman book, if I can will PM you.
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30calflash - If you can, it is greatly appreciated. If anyone has the 1977 version of the Hornady manual, can you also post the reloading data from that manual?
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in case 7.35 italian is same as carcano



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Looking into picking up a 7.35 Carcano. Please no jokes about this being the so called "dropped once, never fired" rifle. While it is Italian made, it was issued (rifle has Finn Army markings) and used by the Finnish Army against the Russians prior to and during WW2. Ammo is considered obsolete, and hard to find, and when found quite expensive. Anyone have any experience with reloading for this caliber, more importantly, do you have any legitimate (from reloading manuals) reloading data for this caliber? If so, I would love to be able to see it, and get a copy of it.


Any additional information regarding dies, shell holders, bullet sources, would be greatly appreciated. I have done research on reloading this caliber, but I have had different shell holders recommended. Current reloading manuals do not list this caliber. I do know that the 1977 Hornady reloading manual has this caliber listed.


What I have discovered is that Lee's #2 shell holder, which is recommended by Lee Precision is not a good fit. It is actually made for the 308 cartridge family. Instead of selling a shell holder for the actual rim size of the 7.35 Carcano, Lee is just selling a "close enough" sized shell holder for the 7.35 Carcano. If you have actually reloaded for this caliber, and have had good results, please tell me what company dies, & shell holder (make & number) your using along with what company brass your using for the 7.35 Carcano.


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That's it, same info I photoed today.

Lee also has a listing for it, more bullet weights but the above is a great start.
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From the Hornady manual. Graff and Sons has the Privi Brass on clearance Sale now! They also have the Hornady projectiles!
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mikef79, 30calflash, & czvz - That's what I was looking for. Thanks a bunch guys!


czvz - I added a question to your reply, regarding case trimming in the military rifles section. https://www.go2gbo.com/forums/51-mil...5-carcano.html
if anyone can help. Please pipe up. Thanks again guys.

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Which company manual is this loading information from?

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From the Hornady manual. Graff and Sons has the Privi Brass on clearance Sale now! They also have the Hornady projectiles!
Does the Hornady handbook you have, state the trim to length also as 2.00" with a maximum case length of 2.01", as stated in the load page that "mikef79" posted?

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Here is the Cover page for the 7.35 Carcano from Hornady. I have not at this point, shot or experimented reloading for this gun extesively. I have used IMR 3031, and IMR 4064. 35.5 grains of IMR 3031 seemed to be the best groups for my gun so far. Providing reasonable "Minute of White Tail" groups @ 50 Meters, my personal limit for Ironsight hunting....58 year old eyes don't work very good anymore. But again, further experimenting I feel could tighten the groups up more. COL =2.850"/no crimp. Looking back at my log I did shoot a 1.9", 6 shot group @ 75 yards! Ö.Once, with this load. As far as trimming I have not shot enough brass that warrant trimming, so I cant help you there. Perhaps you could use a 7MM pilot and put a wrap or two of tape/heatshrink/of aluminum furnace duct tape on it , realize its kinda redneck but I think it would suffice.

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