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6.5 x 55 Swede

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by sdj, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. 6.5swede

    6.5swede Member

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    I'll post a few representative 3 shot groups at 100yds just to give you an idea of how accurate these 6.5's can be. The first pic from top to bottom is a T3 (BLK) shooting 140gr NAB's, 2nd is a T3 (GRY) shooting 140gr NBT's, 3rd T3 (wood/SS) shooting 120gr NBT's, and 4th a Sako 85 260 shooting 120gr TTSX's. The other 2 are Win 70's shooting 140gr NPT's or 125 gr NPT's.
     

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  2. Kachok

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    It won't let me repost the picture but my little featherweight 6.5x55 is capable of some impressive one hole groups even with budget hunting bullets :) I love it when my spotter thinks I only hit the target once! Tried a few "match" loads but my Tikka like regular ol Hornady SSTs and Serria Game Kings. If you need more accuracy then this you are just doing it wrong.
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=663791&highlight=awsome+6.5x55+load
     
  3. 6.5swede

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    Nice Shooting Kachok. Gotta love the 6.5's!
     
  4. viking499

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    Reckon the slower twist of the featherweight has anything to do with that? It is a hair slower than the Tikka.
     
  5. ExAgoradzo

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    Thanks for the tip. My problem was the bases. I just got them in yesterday and have my scope 'in', but I haven't bore sighted it yet. Can't wait to shoot it. Pics on the Sako 6.5x55 thread.
    Love reading this thread though!
    SDJ
    you are going to have one great rifle! I hope we both enjoy it!
    Greg
     
  6. pharmdon

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    weighed in at just above 180 lbs. Hit it from around 120 yards and it immediately darted into thick brush. I was kinda worried I might have pulled my shot and missed. Waited about 30 minutes then went to investigate. Zero blood trail (tough hide) but I found it ten yards away in the brush dead. Single entry wound to heart/lung. No exit.
     
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