Is 6.5 x55 any good?

Is 6.5 x55 any good?

It’s a mild load, generating about 2,790 fps and 2,460 ft-lbs of energy. Some 6.5×55 rifles will produce that sort of accuracy with a heavier charge, generating closer to 2,850 fps, but this load shoots so well for me, and the bullet is so aerodynamic, I just don’t worry about it.

What is the 6.5 Swede good for?

Combined with the very mild recoil and very good accuracy of the cartridge, the 6.5 Swede rapidly gained a reputation for effectiveness on big game like moose and reindeer. Over the years, the 6.5×55 Swede became very popular in Europe.

Is the Swedish Mauser any good?

The Swedish 6.5 Mauser is a jewel among rifles and because it is a surplus military weapon, the price is very affordable. Otherwise the standard of quality would put the price of this gun out of reach of most people. It certainly makes all the current factory production rifles look cheap by comparison.

What caliber is a 6.5 x55 Swedish Mauser?

30-30 Winchester; all are still popular among hunters, and I’d confidently add the 6.5×55 Swedish Mauser to that list. Developed in the early 1890s and adopted by both the Norwegian and Swedish militaries in 1894, the 6.5×55 helped to show the world the effectiveness of a 6.5mm bullet coupled with a proper twist rate.

What rifles are chambered in 6.5 x55?

There are a good number of rifles available in 6.5×55, including the Sako 85 and Tikka T3, the CZ-USA 557 American, the Howa Legacy and the Sauer 100 Classic.

What caliber is a Swedish Mauser?

6.5×55mm cartridge
All Swedish Mausers other than trials rifles were chambered for the 6.5×55mm cartridge, and all Swedish-made actions were proof-tested with a single 6.5×55mm proof round developing approximately 455 MPa (65,992 psi) piezo pressure (55,000 CUP).

What ammo does a Swedish Mauser use?

Swedish Mauser

Gevär m/96 (Model 1896 Rifle)
Cartridge 6.5×55mm Swedish
Action Bolt action
Muzzle velocity original round nose bullet rifle: 725 m/s (2,380 ft/s) carbine: 655 m/s (2,150 ft/s)
Effective firing range 600 m (656 yd) (m/1938) with iron sights 800 m (875 yd) with telescopic sight

Which is stronger 270 or 6.5 Creedmoor?

270 Winchester has more velocity and kinetic energy than the . 6.5 Creedmoor out past 500 yards, the advantage possessed by the . 270 narrows from 515 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle to just 189 foot pounds of energy at 500 yards.

Are Swedish mausers any good?

Always considered a jewel among the many fine Mauser rifles made, the Swedish M96 is a real treasure. This gun has the same action as the M94 carbine that preceded it. I was delighted when Hunter’s Lodge sent me a M1896 Swedish Mauser made by Carl Gustafs for review.