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Unread 11-19-2008, 03:17 AM
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30.06 or 6.5 Swede

:confused: Hi I'm new to the forum and have been reading lots of the posts. Great information. I have 2 old military surplus rifles in good condition both have nice tight actions and have good bores. I want to develope one for long range hunting for deer and wildpigs. The rifles are a 1942 swede in 6.5X 55 and a 1943 Springfield 1903 in 30.06. I am comfortable shooting and reloading for both. Which would you recommend for a stock and bedding job and an investment in nice glass. And most importantly why would you pick one over the other? Thanks for your time.
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    Unread 11-19-2008, 10:20 AM
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    Re: 30.06 or 6.5 Swede

    I would go with the Swede! It has less recoil, plenty of excellent 6.5 bullets to choose from, and better ballistics.
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    Re: 30.06 or 6.5 Swede

    The Swede for sure! Why? (1) don't like .30-06 (2) my dad had a 6.5 x 55 Swede and it was very very accurate (sub .5" @ 100yds) (3) better LR ballistics and bullets (4) way less recoil. JohnnyK.
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    Ok thankyou for the input, do you know where i can see a down range energy comparison between the two. As this wouldn't be paper targets but freezer filling game I hope.
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    Re: 30.06 or 6.5 Swede

    Check here Mike: Ballistics Programs (Web based & Downloadable)
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    Re: 30.06 or 6.5 Swede

    Is there something to be said for leaving them in origional condition for colector value in the future??
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    Re: 30.06 or 6.5 Swede

    Britz

    You said it man I would not touch thouse rifles I just did not know how to tell him.
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