Has anyone else though of an ak in 6.5x52mm Carcano?
The rim diameter is rather close to 7.62x39, heck some guys reform Carcano brass to 7.62x45mm Czech.
A little bit of modernization couldn't hurt it. I have only found one reference about the case capacity listing.
49 for the 6.5mm Carcano, 48 for 6.5mm Arisaka, and 53 for .260 Remington Case Capacities
Would like more than one reference though...
Aim actual has Prvi 6.5 Carcano ammo. AIM 6.5 Carcano 6.5 Carcano
Also note the Prvi is supposed to use .264 dia bullets.
They list this on there page for the 6.5 carcano ammo, all for a barrel length of 610mm.
Article Caliber Bullet Bullet Bullet Velocity Energy[J] Type Weight[gr] Weight[g] [m/s]
A-118 6.5 x 52 Carcano SP RN 156 10.1 725 2650
A-205 6.5 x 52 Carcano SP 123 8 820 2690
A-207 6.5 x 52 Carcano SP BT 139 9 770 2670
A-208 6.5 x 52 Carcano FMJ BT 139 9 770 2670
Grafs does have 6.5 Carcano brass Graf & Sons - PRVI BRASS 6.5x52 CARCANO UNPRIMED 100/BAG