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Thread: Please share your 6.5 x 55 set up

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    Please share your 6.5 x 55 set up

    Please could those of you using 6.5 x 55 share your set up and ammunition preferences!

    Variation will be back shortly and looking forward to spending some money.

    Thanks

    B

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    FN commercial action. Wilson Arms barrel. Leupold 3-9 glass.

    PPU 139 grain shoots very well (sub MOA) but is slow@ 2600 fps. Federal Classic 140 is faster, and shoots clusters, but is expensive. Handloads are the best. IMR 7828SSC under a 120 grain HP is fast and exceedingly accurate.~Muir

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    Sako 85 in 6.5 x55 Wood stock and blued. Atec .30 moderator, helps to maintain balance.( Don't use the 6.5 sizing mod it causes a problem on 180 grn ammunition) on top, Schmidt & Bender. Zenith 2.5 x 10 x 56 illuminated on F7 reticle.

    Preferred Ammunition 120 grn Norma BT sub .50 inch three shots

    For me it's the best one I have found, really accurate, reliable, good work horse.

    Good luck

    Phil
    Last edited by philip; 26-09-2012 at 22:44.

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    Sako 85 synthetic stainless shooting factory Federal powershock 140gr SP seems to work fine for me. Remington, ppu and Winchester all grouped far worse than the federal in my rifle. Mod is a Lawrence precision nexus compact and the glass is a z6i 2.5-15x56. I went all out when I got my setup but i got it to last

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    Steyr mannlicher pro mountain
    ase utra north star mod
    s/b 8x56 klassic Hungarian
    only ever tried Norma 120 gr bt's in it as I have the same set up in 308 using 150's .
    has worked out a very nice rifle so much better than the 243 and filled the gap between my 22.250 and 308 well .
    regards
    norma

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    Thanks all...

    I think I will go with Norma...

    I have a steyr pro hunter 2 at the moment an love it so was thinking to either stick with the brand or go custom. Although I really like the Sako 85!!!

    Anyone else had this issue: Atec .30 moderator, helps to maintain balance.( Don't use the 6.5 sizing mod it causes a problem on 180 grn ammunition)

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    Sako 75 finnlite,
    Optilock rings/bases (low).
    Sonic moderator, (quietest i've heard and thats alot)
    Zeiss 3-12x56 varipoint ret 60 and avs.(to be replaced with a HT when they send it).
    Ammo loves all privis 139+156 shot 100's of deer with these and never had 1 let me down.
    But aquired some remmy 139's and it also shoot them into 3/4 inch 3 shot groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    FN commercial action. Wilson Arms barrel. Leupold 3-9 glass.

    PPU 139 grain shoots very well (sub MOA) but is slow@ 2600 fps. Federal Classic 140 is faster, and shoots clusters, but is expensive. Handloads are the best. IMR 7828SSC under a 120 grain HP is fast and exceedingly accurate.~Muir
    Those FN Commercials are something else huh Muir?

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    Yup. Beautiful piece of work. Tired of your latest pea shooter yet??~Muir

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    BSA CF2 modified stutzen stock to sporter length 3-9 x 50 Weaver scope Ase S5 Mod in 30cal 129grn Hornady SST Reloads with Ramshot Magnum powder driven at just short of 3000fps
    AT THE AGE OF 50 I DECIDED I WAS GOING TO GROW OLD F***ING DISGRACEFULLY

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