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Thread: 6.5x55 Swede ammo

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    Boolit Buddy

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    6.5x55 Swede ammo

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    Found this laying around in my gunshop today and was wondering if anyone might know what it is? Head stamp says 070 86
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    Boolit Master

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    Skarp patron m/94
    m/41 prickskytte
    (live cartridge m/94, bullet m/41)

    This is the most commonly available Swedish surplus cartridge with it's 139 grain (9 grams) boattail bullet. Originally developed for the m/41 sniper rifles, it replaced the m/94 bullet for general use. Velocity is 2592 fps (790 m/s) in the m/96 rifle.

    070 FFV Vanasverken, Karlsborg
    86 year mfg

    Last edited by Dutchman; 09-29-2023 at 12:38 AM.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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