Finally got the Custom Swede sighted in; VERY impressed


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headoftheholler
July 13, 2014, 11:03 AM
I always knew this rifle was a shooter but had some concerns about accuracy in a full length stock, so I glass bedded it just for insurance. After bore sighting I set up my "custom" rifle rest and sighted in at 90 yards (the length of my back yard). Ammo was factory Hornady Custom 140 grain in 6.5x55. First pic is 3 shot string measuring .357 inches, second pic is total of 6 shots.
I think with some final fiddling with windage we are set for deer season.
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/10438369_10203047733288382_4116159545328431322_n_zps907443ba.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/10478223_10203047791809845_6185389530317249677_n_zps5700cf8e.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/10527537_10203047930093302_365661999819099695_n_zps770e570c.jpg

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jrdolall
July 13, 2014, 11:29 AM
Fine gun and a fine cartridge. Mine isn't that good but it is pretty darned accurate. Of course if mine WAS that good I still couldn't get those groups because the gun is much better than I am.

Smokey Joe
July 13, 2014, 03:09 PM
Head of the Holler--VERY nice looking Swede! And, good shooting!!

22250Rem
July 13, 2014, 04:15 PM
Generally; those Swedes and that 6.5x55 round are very sweet shooters. That's why I have three of 'em. Two are all original Mod. 96's and one is one of those that were sporterized by Kimber back in the mid-1990's. The 6.5x55 is also one of my favorites when it comes to reloading. Looks like you're gonna be all set come deer season.

back40
July 13, 2014, 04:20 PM
beautiful rifle and nice shooting!

feel free to add more pics of the rifle! :)

headoftheholler
July 13, 2014, 04:29 PM
Took me 6 months to build it

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/1794686_437433113060940_2951147181704105608_n_zps109abd11.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/10284689_437409809729937_2119924496988302454_o_zps95dbbf5b.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/10274132_437433206394264_5031458022687244354_n_zpse2b4412a.jpg

back40
July 13, 2014, 04:45 PM
beautiful rifle! i remeber this one, just couldn't tell from the first pic if it was the one with the antler-schnaebel forend cap.

well done.

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