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Old 09-09-2008, 07:16 AM
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I have a 1909 Swede in wonderful shape, that shoots like a house a fire with hand load 140 grainers. I really love this caliber and the bullet length is like shooting a drill rod, these babies are hard to stop. My problem is I want a rifle in this caliber that is a bit easier to carry. This honey has a 29 inch tube, full stock and weighs over 9lbs. Should I sacrfice a great battle rifle for a custom sporter or try and find a current rifle in this caliber (not aware of any)?
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:37 AM
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Don't touch that rifle.. Retire it and fondle it and buy this CZ....

http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=18
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:56 AM
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Wow thanks, gun show coming up the 19th
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:02 AM
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For the last13 years I have been shooting a Ruger M77 6.5mmSwede with Norma 156gr "Alaska" ammo.
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:05 PM
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Isnt that box of shells empty yet RH?
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:24 PM
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Isnt that box of shells empty yet RH?
I have ammo that's probably older than you!Hey, that box is $44, NOT for plinkering!
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:24 PM
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Check out gunbroker, there is a couple already sportized that look pretty nice. Sako, CZ, and Tikka all have current models in this cal.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:23 PM
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I think the CZ 550 FS is a beauty gun, and it's chambered in 6.5x55.

Ouch Rebel, $44 a box? I got a box for free from a guy I "saved" (he almost died, the arrow was about an inch away from an artery), and it was priced at $22 a box.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:45 AM
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I think the CZ 550 FS is a beauty gun, and it's chambered in 6.5x55.

Ouch Rebel, $44 a box? I got a box for free from a guy I "saved" (he almost died, the arrow was about an inch away from an artery), and it was priced at $22 a box.
Norma Centerfire Rifle Ammunition 16562 ... Plus 7% Tax
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:03 PM
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That 6.5 stuff is next to impossible to find here. My old 96 absolutely loves the 140 Feds.
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