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Posted: January 29 2018 at 7:24am | IP Logged Quote Rex

Brownells had free shipping yesterday only so I ordered a box of Nosler 100 grain BT bullets just to see what they would do in my short barreled Swede. It shoots 85 grain just fine and it's speed isn't much different than a 6.5 Grendel and I have Varget on hand so we will see.
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Nothing like a new bullet to try.


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Seems like in the .260 my son used it liked the 129s best, middle of the weight range bullet.

I think those 100 grain ones would work just fine on deer at sane ranges. They're really not that hard to kill, if your rifle shoots it well, take them out next Fall.

Can't remember if you mentioned it, does your carbine have the military barrel still? That one I worked with had an unbelievably long throat, not sure if they were all like that. I don't have a Swede anymore, but can't help being intrigued with the 6.5 bore size. With the sudden popularity of the 6.5 Creedmoor, we might see an upsurge in bullet offerings now that there seems to be a 6.5 that's popular with American shooters.

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Rich, the military barrel is still on it. I can't reach the lands with a 140 grain bullet but the rifle doesn't seem to care.....so far. It shoots the 85 grain bullet but I haven't tried the 100 yet.
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Posted: February 03 2018 at 9:49am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

I was trying to shoot cast and even very long ones I could turn the seating stem out until they barely stayed in the case mouth and never had a problem chambering. Glad yours shoots better than mine did.

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