Anyone have GECO or RWS (same thing) ammo in the USA in 6.5x54MS? Any options for factory ammo other than the Grafs load and the PPU?
I'm in Canada actually.
RWS / Geco is pretty readily available (at least, via the internet) here, if a little expensive. It's 3x the price of the PPU 6.5x54 we also have floating around.
I'm going to order some RWS and some fresh PPU tomorrow, and then I'll be able to measure and compare. If the RWS works out to be slightly longer than the PPU - which I suspect it will be - it may solve the feed issues and make for a reasonable hunting round. Unfortunately I'm shooting mine out of a Cooey-Carcano, so I can't attest to the feeding in the MS action personally.
That said, if it looks like it will work out for you, I'd be happy to send some down your way. Need to do the ATF 6 form and ship to your FFL I think depending on your state, but I'd like to think that it's not rocket science and between the two of us we should be able to figure it out.