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This is a discussion on 6.5x55 within the Ruger Single-Shot forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; I keep looking at the Ruger No. 1 International in 6.5x55. The rifle is a mere 36.5" OAL and it seems to me would be ...


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Old March 26th, 2016, 11:48 AM   #1
 
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6.5x55

I keep looking at the Ruger No. 1 International in 6.5x55. The rifle is a mere 36.5" OAL and it seems to me would be a pretty handy caliber very worthy of taking some pigs here in Bugsville.

Anyone have any practical experience with this caliber?



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Old March 26th, 2016, 12:07 PM   #2
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My son killed this buck with one a year and a half ago. DRT. Rifle is a 6.5x55 K1A from Lipseys.
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The sacndanovians use that round on their moose. Their moose are smaller than ours but they are still large critters. Great accuracy and good penetration with heavy for caliber bullets. for caliber bullets.
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I own a few swede mausers in this caliber. Very accurate.
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Old March 26th, 2016, 06:35 PM   #5
 
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I have owned and used three rifles in the 6.5x55 and enjoyed using them all. My favourite was a Tikka T3 stainless lite. The round is comfortable to shoot and punches above it's weight in terminal performance. The only reason I do not have a 6.5 any more is, it is not a legal calibre for all deer species in Australia.
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Mild recoil, penetrates DEEP, hammers all out of proportion to "paper" ballistics, and you can "eat right up to the hole" - minimal blood shot meat.
My Ruger is also a 6.5x55 K1A from Lipseys. It's accounted for two deer thus far. Also have a Swede, but it's just killed paper.
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A fine cartridge in a fine rifle!
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6.5x55

My 6.5x55 Ruger 1A is a consistent one shot kill on
whitetail deer in eastern Washington. Light recoil,and
easy to reload. This year I will be trying the Hornady
ELD-X 143 gr. bullet for deer. I also have a Swedish
Mauser Model 94 in 6.5x55. Both are wonderful rifles.
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I have the 1A blued model in 6.5x55 it is a handy and accurate rifle. Tough to do any better for a pig or deer cartridge.
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Definitely a great caliber. When I was shooting competitively, a lot of the European long range competitors were using 6.5x55. That is what turned me on to the caliber. It's great for distance, has very mild recoil, and hits pretty hard. I bought a No. 1 in it last year, still haven't seen it in person though. More to follow on that build in another thread.
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