HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: tims
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 2
Overall: 12624

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 314
BOT: 2
Total: 316
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Your Account
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Your Account
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Photo Albums
17: Your Account
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Your Account
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Your Account
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Photo Albums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Photo Albums
56: Forums
57: Your Account
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Forums
65: Forums
66: Your Account
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Photo Albums
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Your Account
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: Forums
80: Forums
81: Forums
82: Forums
83: Photo Albums
84: Forums
85: Forums
86: Your Account
87: Your Account
88: Forums
89: Forums
90: Your Account
91: Forums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Forums
95: Forums
96: Forums
97: Forums
98: Forums
99: Your Account
100: Forums
101: Forums
102: Forums
103: Forums
104: Forums
105: Forums
106: Forums
107: Photo Albums
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Home
113: Forums
114: Forums
115: Forums
116: Your Account
117: Forums
118: Forums
119: Forums
120: Forums
121: Your Account
122: Forums
123: Forums
124: Forums
125: Forums
126: Forums
127: Forums
128: Forums
129: Forums
130: Your Account
131: Forums
132: Forums
133: Forums
134: Forums
135: Forums
136: Forums
137: Forums
138: Photo Albums
139: Your Account
140: Forums
141: Photo Albums
142: Forums
143: Forums
144: Forums
145: Photo Albums
146: Forums
147: Forums
148: Forums
149: Forums
150: Forums
151: Forums
152: Forums
153: Forums
154: Forums
155: Forums
156: Your Account
157: Forums
158: Your Account
159: Your Account
160: Your Account
161: Forums
162: Photo Albums
163: Your Account
164: Your Account
165: Forums
166: Forums
167: Your Account
168: Forums
169: Home
170: Forums
171: Forums
172: Your Account
173: Forums
174: Forums
175: Forums
176: Forums
177: Forums
178: Forums
179: Your Account
180: Forums
181: Your Account
182: Your Account
183: Forums
184: Forums
185: Forums
186: Forums
187: Photo Albums
188: Your Account
189: Forums
190: Photo Albums
191: Forums
192: Your Account
193: Forums
194: Forums
195: Forums
196: Forums
197: Forums
198: Forums
199: Your Account
200: Forums
201: Forums
202: Forums
203: Photo Albums
204: Forums
205: Your Account
206: Forums
207: Photo Albums
208: Forums
209: Forums
210: Forums
211: Your Account
212: Forums
213: Forums
214: Forums
215: Forums
216: Forums
217: Home
218: Forums
219: Forums
220: Forums
221: Forums
222: Forums
223: Forums
224: Your Account
225: Forums
226: Forums
227: Forums
228: Forums
229: Forums
230: Forums
231: Forums
232: Forums
233: Forums
234: Forums
235: Forums
236: Forums
237: Forums
238: Your Account
239: Your Account
240: Forums
241: Forums
242: Forums
243: Forums
244: Your Account
245: Forums
246: Forums
247: Your Account
248: Forums
249: Forums
250: Forums
251: Forums
252: Forums
253: Your Account
254: Forums
255: Forums
256: Forums
257: Forums
258: Forums
259: Forums
260: Your Account
261: Forums
262: Forums
263: Forums
264: Forums
265: Forums
266: Forums
267: Forums
268: Forums
269: Forums
270: Forums
271: Photo Albums
272: Forums
273: Forums
274: Your Account
275: Forums
276: Forums
277: Forums
278: Forums
279: Forums
280: Forums
281: Forums
282: Forums
283: Your Account
284: Photo Albums
285: Forums
286: Your Account
287: Forums
288: Photo Albums
289: Forums
290: Forums
291: Forums
292: Forums
293: Forums
294: Your Account
295: Forums
296: Forums
297: Forums
298: Forums
299: Forums
300: Photo Albums
301: Forums
302: Forums
303: Forums
304: Forums
305: Forums
306: Forums
307: Your Account
308: Your Account
309: Your Account
310: Forums
311: Photo Albums
312: Forums
313: Home
314: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Statistics

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2362
  · Views: 450825
  · Votes: 1310
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

6.5x55 Swedish
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
MacD
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 08, 2011
Posts: 1052
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:39 pm    Post subject: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Anyone have experience with this calibre? I am thinking hard about getting one of these as they appear to be a real bargain.

www.tradeexcanada.com/...65x55-77--

_________________
La a'Blair s'math n Cairdean
(Friends are good on the day of battle)
Back to top
View user's profile
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 7562
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Not if I get it before you!

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 7562
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

All kidding aside, Tikka still makes production rifles in this caliber so if it shoots well the other bits shouldn't be an issue.

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
Azar
Member
Member


Joined: Jan 04, 2010
Posts: 273
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

It's the cartridge that got me into reloading. I've been shooting it for about 9 1/2 years and reloading it for about 8 years.

What would you like to know?
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7540
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:44 am    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

the short version...between a .243 and a 7mm/08
stuff all recoil
very good b.c.
some very handy projectiles make it kill better than it should.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
Aloysius
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 03, 2009
Posts: 2133
Location: B., Belgium

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:22 am    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

"You can always trust a Swede!"

I happen to have such a Carl Gustav, but with a Douglash barrel in .308 Win. You will love the diopter and the trigger even more.
Back to top
View user's profile
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 7562
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:08 am    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

MacD, why is the rifle still there?

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
SingleShotLover
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Dec 26, 2007
Posts: 971
Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:35 am    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

The old "Swede" is a fascinating cartridge. In an accurate and strong rifle it's what he .260 Remington wishes it was. I have tried to convince myself that I really need one for years. My shooting buddy has a Carl Gustav M94 (if I remember correctly) in a Mannlicher stock that I have coveted for years - even though it has godawful "ivory" diamond inlays on the stock. It is short, sweet and deadly. Those little cartridges loaded with Nolser plastic tips just plain look sexy!

_________________
If you can't hit it with one, you probably can't with two either!

The biggest problem with a closed mind is that it never seems to come with a closed mouth.

SSL
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
MacD
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 08, 2011
Posts: 1052
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Slim, they have dozens of them made by several manufacturers including Carl Gustafs, Mauser and Huskavarna. Vintages run from pre 1900 to the 50's. I am still at the can I justify yet another rifle stage. I think I may ask my dear wife to make it a Christmas present. It saves her having to shop for me and may be the "tipping" point necessary to add it to my collection.

_________________
La a'Blair s'math n Cairdean
(Friends are good on the day of battle)
Back to top
View user's profile
MacD
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 08, 2011
Posts: 1052
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Okay I made the pitch and my dear wife agreed and I ordered this one.

www.tradeexcanada.com/...65x55-83--

Note that the receiver has been bedded.

WOOPEE

_________________
La a'Blair s'math n Cairdean
(Friends are good on the day of battle)
Back to top
View user's profile
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 7562
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

MacD, Congrats! We are going to need a full report! You didn't get it unless we see the pictures! Right, Elvis?

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
Suzanne
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2009
Posts: 3311
Location: Eugene, Oregon

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:41 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Saawwweeeettt!!! That's gonna be a nice one, I was browsing the site and noticed they also have barreled receivers for a very low price. If ya get the bug bad enough you can build one, that'd be fun. Those prices seem pretty low for the actions and barreled receivers, I'd buy one or two if I was in town (and lived in Canada). Lots of paper work and taxes to import one from there you have to buy $3000 worth minimum and then jump hoops. Anyways I hope it's a jewel!

They've got a hek of an inventory of rolling blocks too, reasonably priced.


Suz

_________________
May the moon keep you centered,
May the sun keep you dancing,
And the stars shed light on your dreams.
Back to top
View user's profile
gelandangan
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 5871
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

It is an awesome caliber.
At one stage the caliber was one of the more popular ones in Oz for pig shooting.

_________________
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

The government I trust .. is my .45-70 Government.

Do - Not try!


gelandangan.weebly.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Aloysius
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 03, 2009
Posts: 2133
Location: B., Belgium

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:11 am    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Mac, I will ask my hunting-friend if she can give me the reload-data of her deceased-husband Rik. Rik won ordonnance-matches with his sweet swedish favorit. He always told me that this rifle shot so sweet... maybe because he compared it with his .338 LM and his .50 BMG Smile

Just to honour Rik: I remember he won a match for the belgian championship with his lovely Swede the morning after we had been drinking beer till 4 am. Luckely they don't do alcoholcontrol on such occasions Smile
So when your Swede isn't performing as aspected, try to drink a few beers before you try again. In Sweden all alcoholic drinks are so expensive that an alcoholic gift is accepted as a great treasure Smile
Back to top
View user's profile
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 7562
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:47 am    Post subject: Re: 6.5x55 Swedish Reply with quote

Aloysius wrote:
In Sweden all alcoholic drinks are so expensive that an alcoholic gift is accepted as a great treasure

Vince, time to open up the cooler, mate, and send a few brews Aloys' way. Maybe MacD's, too.

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 1 of 5
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.