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Looking for advice on 6.5x55 swede

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bent tail brewing, Apr 16, 2009.

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  1. bent tail brewing

    bent tail brewing Member

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    My father in law left this gun to me when he passed away along with many others, it is a kimber of oregon sporterized swede, I found some ammo that he may have reloaded and he had this writing on the box,

    6.5x55 swedish mauser model 96
    39 gr IMR 3031
    cci 200 primer
    140 gr hornady psp

    all the manuals i can find dont list any 3031, I shot some factory federal ammo out of it and I really like the gun, I just want to make sure I dont blow it or myself up, since pops is not around to ask i am hoping some experienced folks here could help me out, he was in bad health when we met and we never got to go shooting, he always said "when i get to feeling better we are gonna go shooting". thanks for your time and help in advance. keith
     
  2. NCsmitty

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    Your correct in asking, as I found only 1 load with IMR3031 and that was listed at 34.5gr with 140gr bullet.
    I believe that what you have is an unsafe load for your Swede. I would pull the bullets and load a slower powder listed for the 6.5x55 if possible.

    NCsmitty
     
  3. doubs43

    doubs43 Member

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    My Hornady manual shows 36.0 grains of 3031 as a top load in the M-96 Mauser while my Sierra manual shows 36.7 grains as maximum.

    Either way, 39.0 grains of 3031 would seem to be too high.
     
  4. BFE

    BFE Member

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    Here you go plus link to go with it, enjoy.
    http://stevespages.com/page8a.htm

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    AA-4064 From 36.0 grains to 40.0 grains
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    AA-4350 From 36.3 grains to 45.0 grains
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  5. rcmodel

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    Dang, you must really like to type!

    IMO: Steves Pages is a good way to blow up a 96 Mauser. Or any number of other guns!

    I do agree that you should pull those loads.
    IMR-3031 is too fast for that caliber / bullet weight combination, and not even shown in most reloading manuals as a suitable powder.

    At any rate, 39.0 grains is too much!

    rc
     
  6. Slamfire

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    I think IMR 3031 is a little too fast for the Swede. I would pull the bullets and try a much slower powder.

    My suggestion, try IMR 4350/AA4350.



    M700 22" Barrel 6.5 X 55 Swede

    140 gr Hornday Spire Point 43.0 grs AA4350
    R-P new brass CCI-200 OAL 2.990"

    2 Feb 2008 T = 52 °F

    Ave Vel = 2512
    Std Dev = 27
    ES = 72
    High = 2547
    Low = 2475
    N = 5


    143 gr Swedish Ball 1986 headstamp

    2 Feb 2008 T = 54 °F

    Ave Vel = 2470
    Std Dev = 18
    ES = 48
    High = 2491
    Low = 2443
    N = 5

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  7. bent tail brewing

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    thank you for the advice, I knew that 3031 is faster burning than 4350 and that load just didnt sound right to me.
     
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