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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:39 pm    Post subject: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Anyone have experience with this calibre? I am thinking hard about getting one of these as they appear to be a real bargain.

www.tradeexcanada.com/...65x55-77--

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Not if I get it before you!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

All kidding aside, Tikka still makes production rifles in this caliber so if it shoots well the other bits shouldn't be an issue.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

It's the cartridge that got me into reloading. I've been shooting it for about 9 1/2 years and reloading it for about 8 years.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:44 am    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

the short version...between a .243 and a 7mm/08
stuff all recoil
very good b.c.
some very handy projectiles make it kill better than it should.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:22 am    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

"You can always trust a Swede!"

I happen to have such a Carl Gustav, but with a Douglash barrel in .308 Win. You will love the diopter and the trigger even more.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:08 am    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

MacD, why is the rifle still there?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:35 am    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

The old "Swede" is a fascinating cartridge. In an accurate and strong rifle it's what he .260 Remington wishes it was. I have tried to convince myself that I really need one for years. My shooting buddy has a Carl Gustav M94 (if I remember correctly) in a Mannlicher stock that I have coveted for years - even though it has godawful "ivory" diamond inlays on the stock. It is short, sweet and deadly. Those little cartridges loaded with Nolser plastic tips just plain look sexy!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Slim, they have dozens of them made by several manufacturers including Carl Gustafs, Mauser and Huskavarna. Vintages run from pre 1900 to the 50's. I am still at the can I justify yet another rifle stage. I think I may ask my dear wife to make it a Christmas present. It saves her having to shop for me and may be the "tipping" point necessary to add it to my collection.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Okay I made the pitch and my dear wife agreed and I ordered this one.

www.tradeexcanada.com/...65x55-83--

Note that the receiver has been bedded.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

MacD, Congrats! We are going to need a full report! You didn't get it unless we see the pictures! Right, Elvis?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:41 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Saawwweeeettt!!! That's gonna be a nice one, I was browsing the site and noticed they also have barreled receivers for a very low price. If ya get the bug bad enough you can build one, that'd be fun. Those prices seem pretty low for the actions and barreled receivers, I'd buy one or two if I was in town (and lived in Canada). Lots of paper work and taxes to import one from there you have to buy $3000 worth minimum and then jump hoops. Anyways I hope it's a jewel!

They've got a hek of an inventory of rolling blocks too, reasonably priced.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

It is an awesome caliber.
At one stage the caliber was one of the more popular ones in Oz for pig shooting.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:11 am    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Mac, I will ask my hunting-friend if she can give me the reload-data of her deceased-husband Rik. Rik won ordonnance-matches with his sweet swedish favorit. He always told me that this rifle shot so sweet... maybe because he compared it with his .338 LM and his .50 BMG Smile

Just to honour Rik: I remember he won a match for the belgian championship with his lovely Swede the morning after we had been drinking beer till 4 am. Luckely they don't do alcoholcontrol on such occasions Smile
So when your Swede isn't performing as aspected, try to drink a few beers before you try again. In Sweden all alcoholic drinks are so expensive that an alcoholic gift is accepted as a great treasure Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:47 am    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Aloysius wrote:
In Sweden all alcoholic drinks are so expensive that an alcoholic gift is accepted as a great treasure

Vince, time to open up the cooler, mate, and send a few brews Aloys' way. Maybe MacD's, too.

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