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Old September 1, 2014, 06:42 PM   #1
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Let's see your 6.5x55mm rifles.

This is my Ruger M77mkII. It's in 6.5x55mm. I recieved from my brothers widow 4 years ago.

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I'm really pumped about this rifle. Just started shooting it this year. Finally was able to touch it. It has a Bushnell 3200. His scopes kept breaking told him to get a good one and he'd only have to buy one. So he bought that one.
How many of you have a modern rifle in this caliber? Pics please lots of pics. And what powder do you use?
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Old September 2, 2014, 10:46 AM   #2
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I have two rifles in 6.5x55mm Swede. The newest one was made in 1917. Its the Mauser.

My other one was made in 1897, and its a Norwegian Krag.

no pics, sorry, but then, they aren't the modern rifles you wanted to see, anyway...

I use IMR 4320 in the Swede, and have had very good results with the 140 & 160gr bullets.
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Old September 2, 2014, 01:43 PM   #3
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Good looking Ruger.
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Old September 2, 2014, 01:55 PM   #4
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I just bought a M96 Swedish Mauser...dated 1903, with all matching numbers. I like the accuracy and mild recoil associated with the rifle.
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Old September 2, 2014, 03:36 PM   #5
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I have a custom M98 in 6.5x55 which was my deer rifle for 25 years . Finn Aagaard called the 6.5x55 the perfect deer cartridge ! I agree !!
I still think the 140 is the perfect bullet weight .Powders like 4350 are the best for that cartridge and bullet.
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Old September 2, 2014, 05:20 PM   #6
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I often toy with the idea of getting a "modern" rifle in 6.5x55. But can't see that is will do anything that this one won't.

1917 barreled receiver. Assembled over a few years back in the early 90s. It's been my deer/coyote gun for almost 20 years.


Still, that Ruger has me thinking again...
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Old September 2, 2014, 07:39 PM   #7
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I have seen a lot of m96. But your pics are welcome.
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Old September 2, 2014, 07:58 PM   #8
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Browning Low Wall in 6.5x55. Scope Ring Base is attached in this photo.

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Old September 2, 2014, 08:48 PM   #9
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Awesome
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Old September 2, 2014, 08:49 PM   #10
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I often toy with the idea of getting a "modern" rifle in 6.5x55. But can't see that is will do anything that this one won't.

1917 barreled receiver. Assembled over a few years back in the early 90s. It's been my deer/coyote gun for almost 20 years.


Still, that Ruger has me thinking again...
Get the howa 1500.
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Old September 2, 2014, 11:46 PM   #11
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Mine is a Tikka T3 Hunter in 6.5x55. I purchased it five years ago.
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Old September 3, 2014, 12:14 AM   #12
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Ahhh, 6.5x55 was an itch I had to scratch a few years ago. Being a bit of a Winchester hound and a patient man I eventually found an "as new" Model 70 Classic Featherweight. Crappy picture but she is a nice rifle.



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Old September 3, 2014, 12:44 AM   #13
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Nice rifles, especially that low wall! I'm of the opinion, anythig in 6.5 Swede is a darn good rifle.

My dream rifle, the one I'm piecing together now is on a 1919 Carl Gustav action. Shillen barrel, timney trigger, walnut stock & period Lyman 48 target peep.

If I could only have one rifle, it'd be a Swedish Mauser. Silenced, of course.
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Old September 3, 2014, 04:42 AM   #14
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Carl gustav Swedish Mauser, old school, been (sporterised) I spose, got new aftermarket stock, modern drilled and tapped leupold rings and a nasty 6-24x50 barska on it, great deer rifle good legs and pack the punch with 130 grainers. Ill post a pic when I work out how to reduce its file size
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Old September 3, 2014, 12:47 PM   #15
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Mine is a Tikka T3 Hunter in 6.5x55. I purchased it five years ago.
I'd like to see that.got a pic? I wish my bro got a tikka but the Ruger is a good rifle.
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Old September 3, 2014, 12:55 PM   #16
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Model 70 Classic Featherweight.
that's the one - in 6.5x55 - that I'd sacrifice a small body part for. Nice.

That Lo-Wall is a real beauty also!
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Old September 3, 2014, 04:27 PM   #17
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Old September 3, 2014, 04:29 PM   #18
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Shoot the pic one more time can't see it.
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Old September 3, 2014, 04:30 PM   #19
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Having a problem. Just Google Tikka T3 Hunter. It looks the same less a scope.
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Old September 3, 2014, 04:33 PM   #20
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Ok. Doing that now. What bullet you use the most?
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Old September 3, 2014, 04:39 PM   #21
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That tikka is beautiful .
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Old September 3, 2014, 05:00 PM   #22
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The quality of it is beautiful too. It's the most accurate rifle I've ever owned, and I've owned many.

The bullet I used for hunting (last year was my last hunting year) is a 130gr. Barnes TSX at 2950 fps. Before that I used a 140gr. Partition.
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Old September 3, 2014, 09:06 PM   #23
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Thanks for all the replies. I really like the 140 gr bullets in this caliber. But it also likes the 130 gr as well.
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