6.5 X 55 SWEDISH MAUSER

The following loads were developed in a Sako Finnbear model rifle, which had a 22- inch barrel. The rifle came from the factory with a black synthetic stock. All we did was adjust the trigger and glass bed the action properly. A Leupold 6.5 20 X scope was installed in Leupold mounts.

We used Federal 210M primers in Norma brass throughout our tests. All bullets were molly coated. All groups were 3 shots at 100 yards.

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

       

37.0 VVN 540

2472

0.559

NOSLER 100 BALLISTIC TIP

39.0

2599

0.959

 

40.0 VVN 150

2679

0.647

 

41.0

2747

0.831

 

42.0

2818

0.915

 

43.0

2892

0.183

 

44.0

2941

1.032

 

45.0

3011

1.078

 

46.0

3049

0.882

 

47.0

3141

0.526

 

48.0

3204

0.440

 

49.0 RELOADER 19

2741

0.687

SIERRA 120 MATCH KING

50.0

2828

0.770

 

51.0

2875

0.397

 

52.0

2919

0.606

 

53.0

2991

0.383

 

45.0 H 414

2613

1.244

 

47.0

2759

0.764

 

49.0

2938

0.743

 

46.0 VVN 165

2432

0.291

SIERRA 140 MATCH KING

47.0

2496

0.602

 

48.0

2543

0.509

 

49.0

2602

1.365

 

50.0

2676

1.095

 

51.0

2727

0.603

 

42.0 RELOADER 19

2262

0.325

 

44.0

2390

0.445

 

46.0

2537

0.512

 

47.0

2628

0.548

 

48.0

2688

0.188

 

49.0

2745

0.379

 

50.0

2828

0.339

 

51.0

2884

0.721

 

47.2 RELOADER 22

2512

0.664

NOSLER 140 PARTITION

47.9

2575

1.900

 

48.8

2614

0.462

 
       
       

The following loads were developed in a single shot custom rifle built on the Hall bench rest action. It has a 26 inch Hart barrel, and a Leupold 6.5-20 scope.

All bullets were molly coated. Winchester brass and Federal 210M primers were used. All groups were 5 shots at 100 yards. Bullets were seated to touch the lands.

 

Powder

Velocity

Group

Bullet

 

 

 

 

35.0 VVN 140

2537

0.325

120 Sierra Match King

36.0

2647

0.286

 

37.0

2680

0.364

 

38.0

2731

0.350

 

39.0

2779

0.358

 

40.0

2829

0.243

 

41.0

2889

0.317

 

42.0

2987

0.300

 

43.0

3031

0.284

 

44.0

3103

0.172

 

36.0 Varget

2554

0.150

 

37.0

2632

0.236

 

38.0

2712

0.279

 

39.0

2761

0.256

 

40.0

2858

0.066

 

41.0

2899

0.180

 

42.0

2976

0.338

 

43.0

3059

0.386

 

46.0 VVN 165

2667

0.328

140 Sierra Match King

47.0

2735

0.218

 

48.0

2797

0.243

 

49.0

2862

0.274

 

50.0

2936

0.201

 

51.0

3002

0.338

 

45.0 Reloader 19

2683

0.153

 

46.0

2765

0.293

 

47.0

2836

0.282

 

48.0

2910

0.341

 

49.0

2999

0.304

 

50.0

3056

0.128

 

34.0 Varget

2397

0.262

138 Lapua Scenar

35.0

2460

0.225

 

36.0

2538

0.209

 

37.0

2605

0.256

 

38.0

2660

0.226

 

39.0

2731

0.234

 

40.0

2797

0.283

 

41.0

2866

0.340

 

42.0

2919

0.259

 

43.0

2941

0.305

 

41.0 H 4350

2635

0.189

 

42.0

2701

0.296

 

43.0

2746

0.149

 

44.0

2821

0.272

 

45.0

2878

0.057

 

46.0

2966

0.261

 

47.0

3021

0.287

 

 

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