Re: WANTED: 6.5x55 Mauser M96
There are a lot of model 38 swedes out there to be found in new or near new condition. I got one several years ago that was unfired. In complete service condition with the open sights that came from the factory in 1941, in about 45-50 rounds I have put through it, I have fired 3 3/4 -1 inch groups at 100 yards and all 3 shot groups I have shot with it have been under 2.5 inches. Now this is with a big wide blade front sight. no scope. I know I cannot hold any better than that at 100. the 2-2.5 inch groups were on cloudy days when it was harder to see the target at that range. I have not fired any reloads from it. It does the best with service style Wolf Gold 139 grain FMJ ammo. I recommend getting one. Far more accurate than I would have expected from any service rifle. And my personal favorite caliber.