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 Has anyone tried the Swede 6.5x55 made by FNM?
kingfish  [Member]
12/10/2006 10:27:14 AM EST
I have some which I picked up at a show in Harrisburg over the weekend and it is headstamped "TARGET". Does this mean it's extra accurate, or is it just B.S.?

Anyone try it? Also, of the Swede military stuff, the Prvi Partisan, Igman and FNM, which would be rated the best to buy (all are FMJ)? In which order?
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RS39  [Site Staff]
12/11/2006 7:13:29 AM EST
Like my batch of FNM from a few years ago, not happy with Igman and it's bigger groups, sooty cases that did not fully expand and seal the chamber.
kingfish  [Member]
12/11/2006 12:36:37 PM EST
Thanks. FNM happens to be the cheapest too. Was the FNM that you used labeled as "TARGET"?
RS39  [Site Staff]
12/11/2006 12:50:50 PM EST
box no, headstamp yes

S&B makes a decent hunting round, shoots well but I never went thru enough to declare it's abilities
Justa_TXguy  [Team Member]
12/11/2006 1:41:54 PM EST
I have a case of FNM 6.5x55.

It shoots very nice groups in my 1901.

Mine is not marked target but it is very reliable.

If you can find it, get the swedish military ball. It is the best. Actually, if you can find it please PM me a link because I want to buy some too.

I don't know anything about the Prvi Partisan. Stay away from Igman. FNM is good.

kingfish  [Member]
12/11/2006 2:14:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
I have a case of FNM 6.5x55.

It shoots very nice groups in my 1901.

Mine is not marked target but it is very reliable.

If you can find it, get the swedish military ball. It is the best. Actually, if you can find it please PM me a link because I want to buy some too.

I don't know anything about the Prvi Partisan. Stay away from Igman. FNM is good.



The Swede military stuff is supposedly the best out there, so I've heard. I actually have two 200rnd battle packs of the stuff which I received in a Ljungman purchase, but I dont have the heart to open the bags. I did see a vendor at a gunshow in VA with 1 box for sale and he wanted $13 for it. I thought it was too high and passed.
pepperbelly  [Team Member]
12/11/2006 3:18:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By kingfish:

Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
I have a case of FNM 6.5x55.

It shoots very nice groups in my 1901.

Mine is not marked target but it is very reliable.

If you can find it, get the swedish military ball. It is the best. Actually, if you can find it please PM me a link because I want to buy some too.

I don't know anything about the Prvi Partisan. Stay away from Igman. FNM is good.



The Swede military stuff is supposedly the best out there, so I've heard. I actually have two 200rnd battle packs of the stuff which I received in a Ljungman purchase, but I dont have the heart to open the bags. I did see a vendor at a gunshow in VA with 1 box for sale and he wanted $13 for it. I thought it was too high and passed.



The Swede military ammo is the most accurate- on par with the Swiss GP11 surplus ammo. The Swede ammo was made by Norma, and it is getting scarce.

The Swede ammo most commonly found is the 140gr spitzer. The original ammo was a 160gr round nose. The 140gr was developed for the snipers, and was eventually general issue. Some Swede M96 rifles will have a plate on the buttstock. It is upside down when viewed from the side, but is readable when the rifle is mounted. It shows the amount of holdover when shooting the 140gr ammo using a rifle with sights regulated for the older ammo with the heavoer bullet.

I think the newer Swede ammo is marked M41, but I am having trouble finding the info on the Swede ammo- "someone" erased my bookmarks. I won't name her to protect myself, but she managed to eliminate several hundred bookmarks. If I find it I'll post links.

Jim


eta: The older ammo is marked: 6.5mm sk ptr m/94 prj m/41 ­ 6.5mm live cartridge m/94 bullet m/41 on the box. This is rarely found anymore and has the 160gr round nose bullet.

The newer ammo is marked Prj m/41 ­ Bullet m/41. This is the most commonly encountered ammo with the 140gr spitzer bullet.

The following ammo is occaisionally found for sale:
Slprj m/41 ­ Tracer bullet m/41 (white tip)
Övnprj m/44 ­ practice bullet m/44
Kptr m/12 ­ Gallery practice bullet m/12
Lös ptr m/14 ­ Blank cartridge m/14 (red wooden bullet)



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