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6.5X55 Scandinavian

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Unread 08-11-2009, 03:29 PM
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6.5X55 Scandinavian

OK, I have a dilemma; I have a 700 LA donor action that I want to build. One of the calibers I've been considering is the 6.5X55, but I can't find any load data on it that is specifically for modern rifles. The plan is to get a Brux #5 fluted, an HS Precision stock, and have the rest tuned and accurized. It will be a hunting rifle for out to 800 yards. So, this will be a good, strong action built by a professional. However, if I can't find the load data to make it worthwhile, I may have to re-think my caliber choice. I like the 6.5X55 as I've got an old Mauser that shoots like a champ. I just figured that I could do better with a modern rifle.

Anyhow, when it comes to expertise, I figure the people here are full of it

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Unread 08-13-2009, 12:10 AM
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Re: 6.5X55 Scandinavian

Will be soon loading for my shooting partners tikka T3 varmint. We plan to use typical load data as a start and move up until we see some pressure then back off. I had to use the same process for my 260AI, using standard 260 data. I'm anticipating, from info recieved from others that it should come very close or meet the 260AI I have already.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 09:28 AM
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Re: 6.5X55 Scandinavian

I think the 6.5 Swede could be every bit as good as the 6.5 284 and the ammo is more avaible but I guess the calibre just needs some LRH to developp it.

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