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Capt. Frank
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Swede now in the family
Nov 30th, 2018 at 4:13pm
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Just purchased a model 1896 Swedish Mauser, caliber 6.5x55 in excellent condition. After reading about the quality and accuracy of these guns, I had to add it to my collection. Also, reading that the ballistics were slightly better than 6.5 Creedmore, and that I had a set of 6.5x55 dies in a lot of reloading equipment I bought from a friend, the rifle followed me home. Now just waiting for good weather to shoot it. At 600 yards, the 6.5x55 drops 90 inches (140 gr bullet), compared to 120 inches for a .308 (168 gr bullet).
  
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Re: Swede now in the family
Reply #1 - Nov 30th, 2018 at 5:13pm
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"Capt." - Great acquisition!

The Swedish Mauser is a beautiful thing. It couples great performance and workmanship with light recoil.

It is a dream to reload and the 160 grain RN projectile has amazing penetration.

I have a 'minty' model 1938 short rifle and an 1894 carbine, that I rebuilt from 'Bubba'.

I wish I had a Norwegian Krag with a fine bore! I love the 6.5X55mm cartridge.
  
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Reply #2 - Nov 30th, 2018 at 5:22pm
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My Swedish Mauser is one of the rifles I own that makes me feel like I'm American Sniper Chris Kyle when I shoot it!

Straight and flat shooter...Nice!
  
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Reply #3 - Dec 15th, 2018 at 5:05pm
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I found a load my Swede likes: PPU brass, Hornady 140gr. ELD match bullet, 41.0 gr. H4350, WLR primer, OAL 3.050". 1 3/4 inch group at 300 yards. My picture would not attach.
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Reply #4 - Dec 16th, 2018 at 5:54pm
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That's spectacular!
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Reply #5 - Dec 20th, 2018 at 1:20am
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Any advice on good hunting grounds for a Swede?  I shoot an original A4 in the CMP sniper matches that groups well but the 2.5 scope with post can be challenging.  A couple of guys in my club have the Swede and they shoot very well.  What's an expected price?
  
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Reply #6 - Dec 21st, 2018 at 4:34pm
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Prices seem to be all over the range, but an average looks to be around $700.00. I paid $450.00 for mine, diligent research, may produce a bargain.
  
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