New 6.5x55

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by battlestick, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. battlestick

    battlestick Active Member

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    Just got her back last week. :)
    6.5x55 on R700 LA
    22" Bartlein 5R 1 in 8.5 twist
    Bell and Carlson Stock
    Burris XTR rings
    EGW 20 MOA Base
    Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40 (PST is my next upgrade.)

    Still in load development, but so far she promises to be a shooter.

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  2. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    You would have to be pritty pleased how she turned out:)
     

  3. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Great looking rig and that is an awesome caliber---she will be a tackdriver.
    Try the 140 sst............

    Randy
     
  4. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Nice rig, great caliber. I am liking the bell & carlson, what do they run?
     
  5. battlestick

    battlestick Active Member

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    My wife got me the B&C last year for XMAS.. I want to say it was in the $250 neighborhood delivered?

    ---ETA: The B&C is well worth the money. I will put one on my sons build as well. ---

    Here are some groups so far. I have some more that I need to post as well that took the charges up to 50 gr of 4831. Still no pressure signs, but there is no more room and I am .015 off the lands so I can't go out much farther.

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  6. acloco

    acloco Well-Known Member

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    My favorite caliber!!!

    VERY nice build. Those long bullets in that case, make for a fine shooter from short to going long. Congrats!!!!
     
  7. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Great shooting and loads. The swede is such a sleeper. It's been around 100 years for a reason.
     
  8. wbm

    wbm Well-Known Member

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    Love that rifle! Glad you put it on a long action. Built and shot a lot of Swedes. I used RL22, H4831,H4350, and a few other powders but after Reloader 17 came out I gave it a try with 140g bullets. It performed very well in both modern chambers and a stock M96 born in 1910. If you try some, the load data put out by Alliant is very conservative. Preliminary test results with Reloader 17 -updated 11/17
     
  9. battlestick

    battlestick Active Member

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    The main thing I don't like about Reliant powders is the temp sensitivity. Have you done any testing with the same load in summer and winter?
     
  10. ebd10

    ebd10 Well-Known Member

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    What's the latest on this rifle? Anyone have any data on RL-22?
     
  11. battlestick

    battlestick Active Member

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    I ended up with 48.1 grains of H4831. I still have not done any more tests with RL22. Main reason is the temp sensitivity.
     
  12. vegas steve

    vegas steve Well-Known Member

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    what distance are u shooting the groups at?
     
  13. jmm03

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    Hey there, I think my rifle is related...
     

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  14. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Gotta love that 4 leaf clover. NICE...

    What kind of stock is that?