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6.5x55 swede bolt face clarification

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Old 05-26-2013, 02:23 PM
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:32 PM
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Re: 6.5x55 swede bolt face clarification

Win brass has the larger Swede type measurement like Lapua does. Remington 6.5x55 has .473 head. I have Norma, Lapua, Win, and Rem brass with 6.5x55 headstamp and all of it will run through my Savage 111 without any issues what so ever.

No need to over think this.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:46 PM
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Re: 6.5x55 swede bolt face clarification

Cool, that's what I wanted to know.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:42 AM
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Re: 6.5x55 swede bolt face clarification

I have two 6.5x55 rifles one has had the bold face opened up and one has not. Both are built on a rem 700 270 actions. The F-class rifle has had the bolt face opened up and I use Lapua brass with that rifle. The other rifle has not had any work on the bolt face and if I use lapua bass with it the brass will stick on the bolt and I need to pull it of with my hand. If I use Winchester brass it works just fine.
I will be getting my bolt face opened up on my rile and would not build a 6.5 x 55 again without having this done. It is not a big deal to have done and everything just works better. I know lots on people say there is no need to have t is done but my experience tells me otherwise.
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