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I'll throw in for the Swede too. I had no idea this caliber even existed until about a year and a half ago when I found a beautiful Sako L691 so chambered. The rifle fit me to a tee and was priced right, so I snagged it. I've not regretted it since. Wonderfully accurate (mine loves Barnes XLCs, 120s or 140s with RL19), easily managed recoil, and nice terminal performance. I've taken a fat TX hog and a small NM muley with it, both one shot, no fuss kills. Look a little beyond the "paper" ballistics of the Swede and I think you'll be impressed.
 

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which barrel 6.5-55 or

If it's for tartget shooting, it's hard to beat the 6.5. Granted, the .308 has won many records at target shooting, but the 6.5mm bullet has won it's fair share too. I would go with the 6.5 as it has much less recoil and thus would be more pleasant to shoot.

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which barrel 6.5-55 or

Greetings,
I too, have to vote for the 6.5X55, it has always been a terrific cartridge. I have used the cartridge for evrything from gophers to elk without ever a hint of a failure. I designed an improved 6.5 X 55 with a 40 degree shoulder. I shoot the 120 grain Remington @ 3060 fps without signs of excessive pressure. Makes a great cartridge even better but avoid the Nosler Ballistic tip for game like Mule deer and elk. :D
 

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6.5 X 55 Improved

Thanks for your interest in the cartridge. I had the reamer made, only a finish reamer as the barrel blank can and shoud be drilled to the approx. proper depth before using the finishing reamer. I have made up a half dozen or so and have always been pleased with the way they shoot. I always specify a 1/10 twist in a 22" barrel. Have used Douglas xx, Shaw's and rechambered Swede's too every one shot less than 1" @ 100 yards. I got such a deal on Remington 120 grainers that is the only weight I have experimented with. They do fine work on black bears, Whitetails, Muleys, Pronghorn and elk so I see no reason to persue a heavier bullet. Dennis Olson of Plains, MT has done all my chambering and fitting. I make my own stocks.
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