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Old 12-26-2007, 07:04 AM
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Chuck bought one in October , RE: Renfrows Buck Pic
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:59 AM
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Thanks longrifle. Besides looking good, the gun feels just right for me. You know that feeling you get when you pick up the gun first time and lift it up on your cheek. Some rifles you have to make small adjustments to feel comfortable with, some just fall in place perfectly. This gun is the latter for me. For a bigger guy, the gun might feel small, don't know.

I ordered 500 rounds of swedish military surplus ammo from J&G Sales, paid about $0.50 per round delivered. I will use it on the range for target practice.

I will be using most likely the Prvi ammo for hunting. Does anybody have realtime hunting experience with this ammo? It has a 139 grain soft point boat tail bullet.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:08 AM
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I shoot a Ruger M77 and Norma " Alaska" 156gr 6.5mmSwede. Shot my moose in Canada with this set-up.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:10 PM
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I shot several deer with the 139 SP Privi ammo [Serbian]and never recovered a bullet.It shot fine but for reloading I had to use a 30-30 shell holder but not with Federal brass.Harold
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:28 AM
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Harold, thanks for the info. I found a 20 rd box of Prvi at Graf & Sons for $12.99 per box. I can't afford paying twice that for other ammo as I need to practice shoot with my hunting ammo. Thanks again.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:28 PM
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Default RE: CZ 550 FS 6.5x55 Swede

To get the most out of a modern 6.5x55 you should hand load. most store bought ammo is for those 100 yr. old actions.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:32 PM
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To get the most out of a modern 6.5x55 you should hand load. most store bought ammo is for those 100 yr. old actions.
RE: Renfrows Buck Pic , Chuck bought a CZ 6.5mmSwede in Nov of 2007 and took his deer with Norma "Oryx" and I have been shooting a Ruger M77 since 1995 and took a moose in Canada with Norma 156gr"Alaska"....
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:30 PM
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The 6.5x55 is my favorite moose round loaded with 42gr IMR 4350/160gr Hornady's and Mag primers I've never recovered a bullet yet!It will drill a deer lengthways North to South. I have two a 1941 Husky/38 and a Win FWT 70.............Harold
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:02 AM
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what can i say? Czechs make good guns

Yes i am Czech...my father was born there.
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:14 AM
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The 6.5 swed is also a very good long range round . you can send out a 120 gr. at 3000 fps. and mantains flat trajectories out to around 400.
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