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    6.5x55 effect of short 50cm barrel?

    As in the title - I would like to know if this calibre is suitable for 50cm barrel or not?
    What will be the difference at normal stalking ranges (less than 250yds)?

    Thanks JP

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    It will cost you something in the region of 100 fps total over a standard 60cm - 24" barrel. Upside is that the rifle will handled a lot better with a mod.

    Won't make a damn bit of difference under normal stalking conditions.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    +1

    It won't make any difference re stalking performance. You might find a few factory 140g rounds dropping below 2450fps though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotspine View Post
    ....You might find a few factory 140g rounds dropping below 2450fps though.
    No one actually shoots bloody factory ammo do they?

    Get ye some 120gr bullets and some Reloder 17, 2900 fps is easily achievable.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler View Post
    No one actually shoots bloody factory ammo do they?

    Get ye some 120gr bullets and some Reloder 17, 2900 fps is easily achievable.
    Yep that's what I shoot well I use reloader 19 and Barnes TTSX 120g at 2900 stops everything in its path

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