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Old December 24th, 2010, 09:43 AM   #1
 
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I have a rifle in the above caliber, is this a rare rifle?

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Old December 27th, 2010, 06:44 AM   #2
 
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I have one as well. Though not real common in that caliber, it is not all that rare a rifle.
6.5x55 is my favorite.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 02:44 PM   #3
 
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According to a friend that I highly respect as an experienced shooter this a excellent caliber to hunt a wide variety of big game with.
Believe it or not even moose are taken on a regular basis in Finland using the 6.5X55 Swede.
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Excellent sheep and goat round
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Old January 19th, 2011, 11:30 AM   #5
 
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Excellent round,quite popular in NZ....great deer calibre very flat shooting and similar ballistically to a .270.
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6.5x55 twisted fast for heavy slugs is 1 butt kicken rifle that I would not hesitate to hunt elk or moose without a doubt about it.....
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I have a semi sporterized Swedish Mauser Carbine that is a pleasure to shoot, it has the power to cleanly take game up to the size of a black bear and not punish your shoulder, I think it is a great choice to train begginers in shooting.
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Shoot it and enjoy it as it's an excellent caliber.
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Most used caliber for overall hunting in Norway and Sweden, quite possible, also for sports shooting over here.

I think the Norwegian Ruger importer, Vapen Soilen in Bergen, specialordered a series of MK77 in 6,5X55 some years ago..
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Ruger offered this caliber a long time ago. I also bought one new. I added a muzzle break compinsator from Que industry to adjust the barrel vibration to the load I worked up. This is similar to the Browning Boss system. This is a tac driving rifle and can be used for varmints up to elk. I don't think I would hunt grizzlys with it though. My best group with 140 gr Noslers was 3 shots in 1/4 inch at 225 yards. I also own a Swedish Mouser M38 in same caliber.
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I have a rifle in the above caliber, is this a rare rifle?

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The 6.5X55 is not a rare caliber. I have seen several of them for sale here in PA and have thought about buying one, but haven't as of yet. I would love to get one in either a Ruger M77 or a Winchester M70 FWT, as it would make a wonderful hunting rifle. It is a very versatile cartridge and has killed a lot of Moose in Canada. And with the right 140 grain bullet I wouldn't hesitate to hunt a Moose with this cartridge.
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Excellent round,quite popular in NZ....great deer calibre very flat shooting and similar ballistically to a .270.
6.5 Swede is a damn sight better than the .270.
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