WANTED: 6.5x55 Mauser M96

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by huntokanogan, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. huntokanogan

    huntokanogan Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to buy a Swedish Mauser 6.5x55 rifle. If anyone out there has one or knows where to get one please let me know. I would realy like a sporterized version. But would take a surpluss model too.

    I have been looking for a deer rifle for my wife and had it narrowed to a .308, 7mm-08, .243 ect..
    But a buddy came buy the other day with a 6.5x55 he bought from a guy for $125.00 that had been in his garage for 20 years! A little rough but sweet gun. A few rounds into it and I was sold.
     

  2. fj40mojo

    fj40mojo Well-Known Member

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    If it's the price point that's got you hung on the Swede your buddy got an exceptional deal. I just missed a deal on one of these for $300, it ended up going to a local gun shop and they gave what the seller was asking and then turned around and marked it up to $550. This was for a really clean well cared for rifle with all the appropriate markings for a military collector. You may be able to find something in rough condition for cheap but if you are looking for a light recoiling rifle for you wife I think the 6.5x55 cartridge is just about perfect. You may want to consider something in .260 Rem too.
     

  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Howa makes a 6.5x55 sporter model rifle. Here's the link: Howa

    They are nice rifles and shoot very well. My dad has one in a 25-06. The thing was bedded and had the trigger worked on. One hole groups with hand loads.

    Tank
     
  4. OKIE2

    OKIE2 Well-Known Member

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    your best bet is go buy a Stevens in long action at acadamy for $179.00
    or a marlin same place for under $200.00
    and order a 6.5x55 barrel from E R Shaw for $155.00
    Stevens Savage and Marlin barrels interchange with barrel nut.
    Plus you can buy new take off barrels or used for as low as $50.00 on the net.
    22-250 243 25-06 257 6.5x55 270 308 30-06 all of these will fit on it
    with no gunsmith nedded do it your self.
     
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  5. skiingbear

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    I think Titka makes a special run. Of this cal.