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Thread: My new Swede

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    My new Swede

    I bought a M96 Swede from a shooting buddy of mine recently. The old girl was born at CG in 1904. I used to have a Swede but, been looking for a replacement and he had an extra in great shape w/ a good price.

    I got some NOE 140 grain 266 flat point bullets to try in her. Did pretty good I thought but, this one seems to be the best. 17 grains IMR4227, WLR primers, and PPU virgin brass. Put together a/ the Lee collet die set. The shot to the left I called that I pulled it. I am going to try a Lyman cast bullet as well in the near future to see how it compares.

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    A photo of the rifle would be nice. What distance were you shooting at?

    DG

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    I never had a 96, have had a couple of M38's though. Both were very accurate rifles.

    Robert

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    How far?

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    [IMG] [/IMG]

    Here is some pics of the rifle some had requested. The targets were at 50yards. I try different powder loads and find one that groups half way tight. Then I start fine tuning from there.

    The rifle is super clean. My buddy never shot it after purchase. Had to clean a bunch of cosmoline out of her before we went to the range.
    Last edited by M1fuzz; 05-15-2021 at 02:13 AM. Reason: Additional info

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    G,day 18gns of 4198 or 2207 here in AU. behind Saeco 140 gn Lino alloy GC Alox tumble lube shoots those groups @ 100yds in my 96. Cheers Mal.

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    I have had a lot of fun with Swedes over the years. When guys would brag and blow over their Remchester I would drag out a Swede and give them a lesson. The first remark was " But it ain't got no scope". A few people actually left mad.

    Still have the rifle but I can't see and shoot like I did back then, sure was fun. Enjoy your new rifle!

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    I have an M38 6.5x55 with an equally old 6x "Prominar" scope that I paid $AU250 for way back. Last week I had a shoot off with a young fella and his 'new' Winchester 6.5 Creedmoor. The young bloke later said he had never heard of the Swede cartridge.
    Hold Still Varmint; while I plugs Yer!

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    Its nice to haul out the oldsters and trounce the new stuff. Good work Bad Ass.

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    M1fuzz; how much "jump" did your boolits have when you seated them? I usually give mine about .005. I used to seat mine hard into the lead, but after a few years found they grouped better with just a few thousandths travel.....................

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    You know Ray. I really don’t know. I will have to measure. I usually try to get the bullet right on the rifling with a dummy case and bullet then back down the bullet seating die a hair.

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