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This is Swedish ammo commonly known as 6.5x55mm. It is perfectly suited for the M38/94/96 Mausers, the Ljungman AG-42b and many other commercial rifles chambered in the 6.5x55mm (Ruger m77, etc.).
It is berdan-primed, so don't attempt to reload it in the conventional manner (ie. as you would boxer-primed brass). Berdan primers aren't generally available for these cases.
Hate to resurrect an old thread but found 30 ish rounds in my stash. Don't know how I got it, but came across this thread while googling.
Since I have no gun for it I'll probably try to unload it. Any ideas of its worth?
I dont know how farback you have to go to see a change in twist. Swedes where onto something 100+ years ago 120-140 gn 6.5 mm bullets and 1/7ish twist.This would function fine in older Swedish Mausers and in modern commercial guns, but this isn't optimized for those guns. Different twist rates. So, might be a waste to shoot a whole box of these through an older or commercial gun unless the gun "likes" the ammo.
I dont know how farback you have to go to see a change in twist. Swedes where onto something 100+ years ago 120-140 gn 6.5 mm bullets and 1/7ish twist.
Prickskytte - sniper should be some nice stuff.
i wonder if that lot number is correct for dat 01-15
The 6.5 is very popular in competition still in sweden and im sure theres still a good amount of M63 swede match rifles in use?
Eh the old swedes like the pointy bullets too. Even the mile long jump to the lands.My take on this is that the Swedish bolt guns were optimized to shoot long, bottlenosed bullets, and the Ljungman was designed to shoot spitzers. This ammo isn't common, so using this as plinking ammo for a bolt gun designed to shoot bottlenosed bullets is sort of like using 93 gas in a pickup truck - yeah, you can, but why?