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Old 10-28-2019, 06:13 PM
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I'm a pretty big fan of just about anything 6.5 and even though I've never owned, the 6.5 Swede has always been a favorite of mine.

I think it says a lot for, any cartridge, that was developed in the 1890's and is still being chambered today in a commercially available factory built rifle.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:38 PM
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I posted these images last year on the RFC servers. That must have expired? This CZ 550 is a 6.5x55.
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:58 PM
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Let me count the ways....

1915 Swedish Mauser


Steyr Prohunter



CZ 550 Full Stock


Not pictured, but all in 6.5x55SE .....

CZ 557 Carbine
Tikka T3 Deluxe
Sako M85 Bavarian Carbine


That's six, and the biggest problem is choosing which one to use. The 1915 Mauser is the least accurate, shooting 1.5 to 2 inch groups at 100 yards. But it's fun, and I got it for a song at a gun show.

The others are all sub MoA shooters, and the Steyr is my go-to when the weather is lousy.
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:07 PM
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my two CZ-550 American,s, top is a .375 H&H and the bottom one is a 6.5x55. both ex shooters tho a bit heavy.
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Yeah, there is nothing "light" about the 550 action, it's as heavy-duty as they come. I expect in 100 years, there will be a lot of rebarreled 550 actions still shooting.
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I posted these images last year on the RFC servers. That must have expired? This CZ 550 is a 6.5x55.
Drool....
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Nice collection, TB. Great to see them being used in the field.

Here's mine. I always intend to take it to the deer stand, but invariably the .270 Remington comes along.

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Thanks for the compliment. Best figure of any of my CZs and only Full Stock CZ I own. Got lucky after it sat on the rack for over a year at the local Gander Mountain. Stole it when the department manager accepted my low ball offer.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:18 PM
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I love 6.5x55

I have 3 of these. 1 is a Swede Mauser in 6.5x55. 2 My favorite is a Sako safari with laminated stock. Itís a bit heavy so it recoils less than a .243. 3 I also have a newer Sako with matte blueing and a matte finish on the stock. I have not hunted with this one yet. But I will.

Number 2 above has accounted for many deer. I load this caliber hotter than the published data, for the modern guns. But donít you do that. About 10 years ago, I shot number 2, mentioned above at a deer 310 yards away, uphill on a sendero in the TX hill country. That 120 grain Nosler partician dropped that 10 pointer in his tracks. The next shot took the doe next to him. I was shooting semi-offhand leaning against a cedar fence post.

Oh yeah, there is a number 4 in our home. It belongs to our youngest son. Itís a Ruger stainless number 1. He killed a 350 lbs wild hog with it in the lower part of SC.

For deer and hogs in the south, I favor the .24 to .27 calibers and own most of them.

With the Swedes, a couple of 6.5mm Rem Mags, a .264 Win Mag, and a custom 6.5x300 Weatherby, I donít need the Creedmoor. But I understand itís appeal.
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Had a M38 I believe. Old military rifle I cut the barrel down, turned the bolt handle down, cut stock down and shot the devil out of it. Great rifle. Shot it until all my cases split, Norma was the only one making ammo for the 6.5x55 at the time. Then they stopped importing into the US. Sold it at a little gun shop with the dies and all my bullets I had. The fellow who bought it said he had a bunch of cases. Then 3 months latter I found out Winchester started making the ammo, then Remington started also. Have not been happy with any other deer rifle since then. Of course the largest deer I ever killed was with that rifle. Think I payed something like $59.00 for it. This was when you could buy the old German surplus rifles at Target for $19.95.

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Old 10-31-2019, 11:08 AM
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found a photo of my old rifle

Found a photo of my old rifle referenced in post #5. It was doing what it liked best, chasing groundhogs. A friend of mine and I had permission to hunt groundhogs on a 5000 ac. grain farm. No telling how many hogs that little gun killed.



Here is a photo of the largest buck that rifle killed. He did not taste to good.



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Old 10-31-2019, 03:30 PM
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not a CZ, but a browning low wall in .260 rem that is light and shoots a 140 gr sst bullet at 2700 fps with a heavy load of N-165 into very little holes.
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My old Remington 700 ADL is a 6.5x55 .
Douglas 24 inch 1-8 twist barrel.. loves 160 grain bullets.
Soft shooter. Very accurate.
I put a Leupold straight six power on it.. great combination.
Who else likes the classic Swede ?
Hickok45 does!

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