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Herter's

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by svg4, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. svg4

    svg4 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was given a sack of "loading stuff" by a customer. He knew I loaded and said this was left over when he quit loading many years ago.It turns out to be Herter's 6.5 x 55. I was wondering if anybody shoots this cal. anymore or is it just good looking old boxes for my office shelf. I have never heard of Herter's. He gave me boxes of 100 gr., 130 gr, Norma Brass and Sizing and Seating dies. Are they still in business?
     
  2. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I believe Herter's was a mail order company that sold sporting goods or maybe more specifically, firearms related goods. Their stuff was pretty good. Nowadays it's probably got some collector value.

    6.5x55 was a common Swedish Mauser caliber.

    I should buy this stuff just because it's cool.:thumbup:
     
  3. ak56

    ak56 Carnation, Wa Active Member

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    Herter's was a huge mail order hunting and fishing supply company, with a huge catalog back in the day. I remember my dad ordering fishing supplies from them back in the '60s.
    Cabela's now owns the Herter's name, having bought them out after the company had been reduced to a fraction of thier former size.
     
  4. Arne K

    Arne K NW Oregon Active Member

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    Their dies are not aesthetically pleasing but they are serviceable. 6.5 X 55 is still a popular cartridge. You should be able to sell those for about 50-60% of what a used set of RCBS dies go for in the same caliber.