6.5X55 Scandinavian

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by ebd10, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. ebd10

    ebd10 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    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 :)

  2. CapDog

    CapDog Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    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.

  3. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    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.