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    Swedes are great. This one of the 15,000 built at Mauser Werke, given to Danes by Sweden in WW II. 5 in 1" @100 in spite of giant
    picket posts. 160 Horn RNSP, lots of H1000.

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    My only problem I have with the 6.5 swede is I'm not a reloaded and sometimes it's hard to find ammo but when I find the winchesters or federals I stock up but my daughter would shoot a couple boxes a day if I'd let her.
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    Found this one last Spring while at a gun shop. Obviously sporterized, I wish I knew more about its history. Surely shoots well, though Hornady factory ammo shoots much slower than what I expected. I'll have to load some more rounds. Had good luck with 140gr. SST and Reloader 22 and some Superformance. Very easy to hit 400 yard steel.



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    the Swede is on the list. i've always wanted to see what one can do.
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    Dr. A, handsome rifle but looks more like a 98 action than a 96.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLunsford View Post
    ... but I'm a big fan of the swede too, just wandering if there is any 6.5 55 Swedish Mauser fans on here
    Oh yea. In a more sane world, the 6.5x55 would be almost all that is needed for most North American game. Moderate recoil, excellent killing power. If I could find a Remington 700 or Ruger M77 in 6.5x55 I'd be a happy man. As it is, I reworked a mint Swedish Mauser into a sporter many years ago when they were plentiful and dirt cheap.
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    A reminder. I hope I am not causing offence here, and I might be barking up the wrong tree.

    I seem to remember reading that some of these old ex government 6.5 x 55mm are not safe with modern powder at the same level as modern
    rifles. I can't remember which models though, SORRY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UK Cowboy View Post
    A reminder. I hope I am not causing offence here, and I might be barking up the wrong tree.

    I seem to remember reading that some of these old ex government 6.5 x 55mm are not safe with modern powder at the same level as modern
    rifles. I can't remember which models though, SORRY.

    Here's one guy's thoughts on it. My 1915 Model 94 just keeps on working...

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    UK cowboy, The 6.5 M38, 96/38, 94 and 96 is in safe condition are 100% safe with any handload/powder appropriate for them. Stick with published data from reputable powder/bullet makers and IGNORE internet bull****************! As far as I know, all published data is safe in Swedes. In a modern Tikka/CZ/M70/700 you can up the loads a bit BUT the 6.5x55s reputation was built with l-o-n-g soft point bullets at moderate velocity.

    If you want a 6.5 hotrod, the new Norma and Weatherby versions will meet your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JLunsford View Post
    ... but I'm a big fan of the swede too, just wandering if there is any 6.5 55 Swedish Mauser fans on here
    Oh yea. In a more sane world, the 6.5x55 would be almost all that is needed for most North American game. Moderate recoil, excellent killing power. If I could find a Remington 700 or Ruger M77 in 6.5x55 I'd be a happy man. As it is, I reworked a mint Swedish Mauser into a sporter many years ago when they were plentiful and dirt cheap.
    I owned a m77 in 6.5 swede several years ago and it was a very nice gun but I got offered a nice profit so I let it go wish I'd kept it.


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