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Old 10-11-2005, 06:45 PM
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Default The 6.5x55 Club

Here's a post, just for all you out there with a 6.5 Swede, and I know there's a couple (cough Rebel Hog cough). Just post what you've shot and why this is the greatest little cartridge in the world.


Here's a doe I took at about 35 yards last November.

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Old 10-11-2005, 08:30 PM
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Hope to post a similar pic in early December; got a doe hunt lined up and plan to use my CZ550 in 6.5x55.

Nice doe, nice little rifle!
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:43 PM
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Here's a Barney that I could have shot with my 'Arctic Predator' sniper rifle, but I let him go that day in hopes that he becomes a more annoying trophy next time.





I don't hunt with my swedes, I use them mainly as target rifles. Its a shame because the 6.5x55 cartridge is such a fine shooter. In the future I'm hoping to get a CZ 550 in 6.5x55. Here's a picture of one of the other swedes I have. Its too bad that remchester can't put together such a fine rifle for less than the $200 I spent on this one. I'm probably spoiled tothepoint whereI have no interest in modern mass produced rifles anymore.

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Old 10-11-2005, 10:20 PM
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I don't know anyone personally that hunts with the 6.5x55 Swede. There are 100 other more common cartridges with more versatility. However, if I had to hunt with one I suppose I would shoot the new world record whitetail...oh wait, you wanted to know about animals we've actually killed and not ones that we dream about shooting. My bad.
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:25 PM
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There are 100 other more common cartridges with more versatility
Ok, name them.
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:52 AM
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No pics, but I have an M-38 that has been sporterized. Haven't shot any animals with it yet, but it's the most pleasant centerfire I've ever used. Awesome sectional density on the bullets as well.
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:03 AM
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Count me as a member. I also have three of the Swedish Mausers. One is completly sporterized. Composite stock and timney trigger and scope. One has the bolt turned down and a timney trigger and still wears the Military stock.(drilled and tapped). The thirrd is all Military with the flash suppressor and bayonet and sling. I have killed to many big game animals to count with the 6.5x55. Mostly Mule deer and Black Bear. One Moose and one elk as well.
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:04 AM
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Count me in as well, I have a 1906 CG, a 1916 CG that was a M41B sans the scope and mount and a Husky commercial that's sporting a Timney trigger and Buehler style safety. The only one that sees the woods is the Husky.
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:28 AM
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My 6.5 X 55 is a custom on the M-98 VZ-24 action and will tolerate some serious handloads. This cartridge is among the finest deer hunters in the business. It's as good as it gets and takes no back seats anywhere.
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:56 AM
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I have a Ruger that will shoot sub 1/2" groups with Nosler, 140 gr. BT's at 100 yards. I will also shoot sub 3/4" groups with Hornady 139 grain bullets at 100 yards. I feel this is a sweet shooter.

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