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Finally got the Custom Swede sighted in; VERY impressed

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by headoftheholler, Jul 13, 2014.

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  1. headoftheholler

    headoftheholler Member

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    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.
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  2. jrdolall

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    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.
     
  3. Smokey Joe

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    Impressive!

    Head of the Holler--VERY nice looking Swede! And, good shooting!!
     
  4. 22250Rem

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    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.
     
  5. back40

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    beautiful rifle and nice shooting!

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

    headoftheholler Member

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    Took me 6 months to build it

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  7. back40

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    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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