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Thread: Sako 85 6.5x55 What Ammo

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    Sako 85 6.5x55 What Ammo

    Hi Guys,

    I have just got a Sako 85 in 6.5x55 and wondered what ammo people recommend for it.

    I have tried the Norma 120 BT which the rifle liked but wanted a heavier load as well for Deer?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Hi Neil

    Look at some 140gr ammo. I have a 75 6.5x55, and it threw Fusion 140gr downrange very nicely before I got HPS-TR to reload the brass with Hornady 140gr SSTs, which are even more accurate. I use just that one round for everything now

    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    120 BT will kill deer very easily. If your rifle likes them then stick with them.

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    I had been using the 120 grn Norma BT to good effect, I had a couple of rounds that decided to go through other bits have now changed to or loaded 120 Grn SP Norma and the 156 grn Norma oryx these two in my rifle are brilliant, and have now loaded the same type SP bullets using Nvhit 160, really pleased to change over I still use the 120 grn Norma for foxing as well. Does the job admirably in my. Sako 85 6.5 x 55. cannot fault the weight of the round, 120 or 156 they do a cracking job

    Last edited by philip; 29-07-2014 at 20:13.

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    Thanks for the replies guys I will have a look at a few of the ammo you have mentioned.



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    I would say federal power shock 140 gr but I can't get hold of them anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointBlank View Post
    I would say federal power shock 140 gr but I can't get hold of them anymore!
    I know a man...
    "There comes in the dead of night a hand of cold steel that plucks the German sentries from their posts"
    WSC 1942

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    I was looking at the Federal Power Shock as I used those in my 243. I will try a few different types and go from there.

    Thanks for the replies again.


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    I've used 140grn RWS DK in my 6.5 after trying various rounds. Great round and I'm lucky they group very nicely.

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