Re: 6.5x55 swede bolt face clarification
I've had two 6.5 Swedes built on Mauser '98 actions, one commercial, one military. Neither required bolt face mods. Both function very well. I use Lapua brass exclusively. IMO, the folks who say mods to the bolt face or extractor are required for the Swede are engaging in desktop troubleshooting.
If there was ever going to be a problem with this, the problem would manifest itself in a controlled feed action. It hasn't done so in either of mine. If you are using a push feed action, I would expect a push feed to be much less susceptible to any problems related to a case rim that is .007" oversized. If you are using a push feed action, try measuring your bolt face diameter. I bet it is quite a bit bigger than .473".