The Steinel 6.5x52mm Carcano ammunition breathes new life into surplus rifles.

For many gun owners, picking up inexpensive surplus rifles and cheap milsurp ammo became a right of passage. Many first gun, first days on the range, came via military surplus weaponry. But eventually, the corrosive ammo got old and even harder to find, and ARs and like became more plentiful. But now Steinel Ammunition releases a 6.5x52mm Carcano load sure to warm the hearts of Mannlicher and Carcano fans everywhere.

Steinel 6.5x52mm Carcano Ammunition

For hunting, self-defense and general shooting, the Steinel 6.5x52mm Carcano load delivers the original accuracy performance, according to Steinel Ammunition. The new loading serves a market of millions of surplus Carcano rifles.

The new load utilizes soft point, expanding bullets, providing excellent terminal performance and accuracy, without compromising reliable feeding, according to Steinel. The cartridge delivers 1,770 fps muzzle velocity, with significantly lighter recoil than the original. At shorter ranges, the bullet expands to 0.516-inch with 39 inches of penetration in gel, according to Steinel.

While once abundant, it’s getting harder and harder to find surplus ammunition. For many, this takes away an element of shooting that got us all started. So the introduction of another 6.5x52mm Carcano round has the potential to be a hit.

The non-corrosive ammo delivers higher quality that most military surplus cartridges. Lastly is MSRP, which comes in at $31.99 for 20-round boxes. For more information, visit

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