6.5x55

DrMike

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Nov 8, 2006
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boomer68":3tc1hqio said:
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Ok, pics to prove it :)

Okay, officially envious! :mrgreen: A lovely rifle. No doubt a joy to use. (y)
 

Blkram

Handloader
Nov 25, 2013
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ElmerThud":225og5c2 said:
I have a Steyr Mannlicher Classic stutzen in 6.5x55 SE and been doing some testing since I bought it last year.
Currently I have regular 1/2"-3/4" groups at the range with the load I use. That's using a rest of course, but it makes me smile. :grin:

I'm using the Hornady 123gn SST bullet and the load goes: Primer CCI200, Propellant IMR4350 x 45.8gns Approx OAL 3.090" & Comparator OAL with the above bullet 2.572"
Works for me, but I haven't yet shot any deer with it...
for some reason or other, my .25-06 keeps falling into my hands when I go hunting!

You need to shoot a deer or two with that stutzen!
You'll be grabbing it more often after that!
No offense to your tried and true 25-06...
But you will quickly fall in love with hunting with your 6.5 Swede!
 

ElmerThud

Handloader
Jul 16, 2011
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Blkram":3dxd5jta said:
ElmerThud":3dxd5jta said:
I have a Steyr Mannlicher Classic stutzen in 6.5x55 SE and been doing some testing since I bought it last year.
Currently I have regular 1/2"-3/4" groups at the range with the load I use. That's using a rest of course, but it makes me smile. :grin:

I'm using the Hornady 123gn SST bullet and the load goes: Primer CCI200, Propellant IMR4350 x 45.8gns Approx OAL 3.090" & Comparator OAL with the above bullet 2.572"
Works for me, but I haven't yet shot any deer with it...
for some reason or other, my .25-06 keeps falling into my hands when I go hunting!

You need to shoot a deer or two with that stutzen!
You'll be grabbing it more often after that!
No offense to your tried and true 25-06...
But you will quickly fall in love with hunting with your 6.5 Swede!

Ha yes, I definitely should. Next weekend I’m off to Scotland looking for a roe buck, so I’ll take it with me. It does shoot so well and ok to carry. (y) Pic attached.
 

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boomer68

Handloader
Oct 23, 2006
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ElmerThud":3cyelp5d said:
Blkram":3cyelp5d said:
ElmerThud":3cyelp5d said:
I have a Steyr Mannlicher Classic stutzen in 6.5x55 SE and been doing some testing since I bought it last year.
Currently I have regular 1/2"-3/4" groups at the range with the load I use. That's using a rest of course, but it makes me smile. :grin:

I'm using the Hornady 123gn SST bullet and the load goes: Primer CCI200, Propellant IMR4350 x 45.8gns Approx OAL 3.090" & Comparator OAL with the above bullet 2.572"
Works for me, but I haven't yet shot any deer with it...
for some reason or other, my .25-06 keeps falling into my hands when I go hunting!

You need to shoot a deer or two with that stutzen!
You'll be grabbing it more often after that!
No offense to your tried and true 25-06...
But you will quickly fall in love with hunting with your 6.5 Swede!

Ha yes, I definitely should. Next weekend I’m off to Scotland looking for a roe buck, so I’ll take it with me. It does shoot so well and ok to carry. (y) Pic attached.

Very nice rifle! Love the full stock.
 

ElmerThud

Handloader
Jul 16, 2011
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boomer68":1wgruloe said:
ElmerThud":1wgruloe said:
Blkram":1wgruloe said:
ElmerThud":1wgruloe said:
I have a Steyr Mannlicher Classic stutzen in 6.5x55 SE and been doing some testing since I bought it last year.
Currently I have regular 1/2"-3/4" groups at the range with the load I use. That's using a rest of course, but it makes me smile. :grin:

I'm using the Hornady 123gn SST bullet and the load goes: Primer CCI200, Propellant IMR4350 x 45.8gns Approx OAL 3.090" & Comparator OAL with the above bullet 2.572"
Works for me, but I haven't yet shot any deer with it...
for some reason or other, my .25-06 keeps falling into my hands when I go hunting!

You need to shoot a deer or two with that stutzen!
You'll be grabbing it more often after that!
No offense to your tried and true 25-06...
But you will quickly fall in love with hunting with your 6.5 Swede!

Ha yes, I definitely should. Next weekend I’m off to Scotland looking for a roe buck, so I’ll take it with me. It does shoot so well and ok to carry. (y) Pic attached.

Very nice rifle! Love the full stock.
(y) thanks (y)
 

Blkram

Handloader
Nov 25, 2013
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Beautiful rifle!

If I could just find a left handed one!
I know they have made them as I have seen a pic of one owned by a fellow here in Canada. And he ain't sellin!
 

gerry

Ammo Smith
Mar 1, 2007
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Blkram":3jyutt63 said:
Beautiful rifle!

If I could just find a left handed one!
I know they have made them as I have seen a pic of one owned by a fellow here in Canada. And he ain't sellin!

From time to time I do the same Gil, would love to find one of the fiberglass versions.
 

boomer68

Handloader
Oct 23, 2006
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gerry":hc0ve5t7 said:
Blkram":hc0ve5t7 said:
Beautiful rifle!

If I could just find a left handed one!
I know they have made them as I have seen a pic of one owned by a fellow here in Canada. And he ain't sellin!

From time to time I do the same Gil, would love to find one of the fiberglass versions.

Yes, I believe those are the Professional model. Green or brown stocks.
 

boomer68

Handloader
Oct 23, 2006
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Got some Lapua brass and need to pick up some 140 BT. Going to mount a Bushnell Elite 3500 3-9x40 DOA on it initially.
 

boomer68

Handloader
Oct 23, 2006
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gerry":2592bdmv said:
Boomer have you had a chance to shoot it yet?

Not yet gerry. Waiting patiently for the snow to go away so I can get out to the range. Hopefully soon though.
 

boomer68

Handloader
Oct 23, 2006
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Update....

Got out to the range yesterday and I need to go back to the drawing board with loads...lol

Loads were a tad on the hot side and had a blown primer. Was using RL22 and the following bullets.

Hornady 129 SP
Swift 130 Scirocco
Berger 140 VLD

Patterned like a shotgun except for the 129.
 

SJB358

Ballistician
Dec 24, 2006
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Dang, that stinks. Any idea where you were at speed wise?

Noslers book data is pretty good for the 6.5x55 but there are a lot of variables with brass and such.
 

boomer68

Handloader
Oct 23, 2006
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Unfortunately (or fortunately for the chrono) I didn’t get speeds. I picked up some 120BT and 130 GameChangers and going to drop my charges down and work up slowly. My data was from QL, and I did start at the lower end of the scale but I guess not low enough. Stopped shooting when the primer blew and had hard bolt lift.
 

ElmerThud

Handloader
Jul 16, 2011
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If it's any help Boomer68 I can supply info on my own load for my Steyr Classic Stutzen 6.5x55SE

Load data:
Cases Norma F/L sized & trimmed 2.156"
Fired case Headspace in my rifle: 1.771"
Primer: CCI 200
Powder: IMR4350 x 45.8gns
Bullet: Hornady 123gn SST #26173 .. Crimped LFC die.
Nominal OAL: 3.092" =/- .002"
Bullet Comparator dimension: 2.542"

MV & energy not measured yet, but it takes reds down PDQ
 

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boomer68

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Oct 23, 2006
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Thanks for the info ElmerThud. Heading out this weekend for round two. I have some RL19 to try with the 120BT. Will post my results.
 
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