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Old December 2, 2012, 01:48 PM   #18
Bart B.
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Regarding the 6.5x55 cartridge, how many readers know that was "the" round for the original biathlon shooting stages at 300 metres? It was (and still is) a tack driver. And many European 300 metre free rifles won all the medals in international 3 position competition with that round. It was a favorite in the USA until the .308 Win. replaced it. 'Course the IOC stopped 300 meter centerfire rifle shooting after the 1972 (or 1976; I now forget) Olympics and went to 50 metres with .22 rimfire ammo used in other short range events.
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