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Hard Choice K-31 Swiss vs. M38 Swede

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lencac, Jun 9, 2011.

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  1. lencac

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    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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  2. Dreamcast270mhz

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    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.
     
  3. lencac

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    Some very good points.
     
  4. Dreamcast270mhz

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    But I like both. I would take both If I could...
     
  5. wlewisiii

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    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.
     
  6. Float Pilot

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    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.
     
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    I would like to find a nice Swede Carbine, I already have too many K's. Both is the best solution.
     
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    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
     
  9. GD

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    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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