Hard Choice K-31 Swiss vs. M38 Swede


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lencac
June 9, 2011, 09:02 PM
OK, guys here's a question to ponder.
What is your choice between the M38 Swede Carbine (6.5x55 Swede) and the Swiss K-31 carbine (7.5x55 Swiss, .308 dia. bullet).
And feel free to post pictures. Here's mine:
Shoot! I gotto find my M38 pics.

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Dreamcast270mhz
June 9, 2011, 09:23 PM
Probably the K31. You get a faster firing rate, out of the box excellent accuracy (not to say swedes aren't accurate) and a six round mag.

lencac
June 9, 2011, 10:06 PM
Some very good points.

Dreamcast270mhz
June 9, 2011, 10:15 PM
But I like both. I would take both If I could...

wlewisiii
June 9, 2011, 11:01 PM
I'd go with the Swede because I'm a fan of Mausers in general. The 6.5 is a nice hunting round as well. I'm probably fonder of 7 Mauser but that 6.5 is no slouch.

Float Pilot
June 9, 2011, 11:15 PM
I won 8 rifles in 6.5x55mm. I used to own one K-31 which I sold.
Hand-loading components are much easier to find for the 6.5x55. Plus even here in my small town I can buy factory hunting ammo in 6.5 Swede. I have never seen 7.5 Swiss on the shelves. Plus the K-31s do not fit my body and I do not like the straight pull bolt.
Not to mention the historical combat use of the 6.5 Swede (Finland and on UN duty) compared to the non-combat use of the Swiss rifles.

madcratebuilder
June 10, 2011, 09:25 AM
I would like to find a nice Swede Carbine, I already have too many K's. Both is the best solution.

vaupet
June 10, 2011, 09:48 AM
I have 3 K31 s and one carl gustav (the very long one ) and when I go to the range it is usualy the Swede%
that come along

GD
June 10, 2011, 09:59 AM
I have both and both are very accurate. I would go for the K31 only because of its match grade surplus ammunition - you can get GP11 for around 50 cents per round.

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