7.35 Carcano reloading info needed.
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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