6.5*55 - Full power loads in a modern rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by jb0767, May 7, 2004.

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  1. jb0767

    jb0767 Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    I'm currently doing some research into having a 6.5 built, as my long range varmint rifle.

    The 6.5 Swede case looks to be about the perfect size for the job, but every load I find for it, is limited to relatively low pressure to accomodate the older rifles that normally chamber it.

    Has anyone done any work with this cartridge, using modern pressure levels, in something like a Rem 700?
  2. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Best person to ask that is Steve Shelp. He used to be a moderator on the board and you can private email him. He competes in 1k BR with that cartridge and does very well.

  3. ryan m

    ryan m Active Member

    Oct 21, 2003
    The swede is a great round by all accounts, and I have been toying with the idea of building a 6.5 for LR work. I found someone at www.savageshooters.com who shoots them a lot. Might try over there.