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Old 09-09-2017, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default 6.5x55 gittin er done....

Just whacked another swine while watching the tonight show with the ol sweede. Shooting a hand load 160gr Sierra RN SP at 2000fps. Penetrates like a freight train and is fairly quiet suppressed. Its the first night I turned the high pressure sodium light on above the camp feeder, apparently this hog didn't care. Now to fight off the skeeters to get the back straps out.

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Old 09-09-2017, 12:27 AM   #2
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I'm still setting in the stand, hoping that one of those hogs makes a mistake. I shooting 300 blk out with ATN Xsight
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:56 AM   #3
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It's got a Leupold MK IV with a lighted TMR reticle which makes shot placement easy with the output of the overhead feeder light. Have taken countless of pigs with it while watching TV in my recliner.
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:39 AM   #4
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What are the specs on the swede? That is a sweet looking rifle
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:11 AM   #5
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What are the specs on the swede? That is a sweet looking rifle
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I built this rifle off of a early 70's LA Rem 700. Trued the action and bolt, .350" PTG recoil lug, Hart 1:8 Med Palma @22", Jewell trigger, AICS 2.0 LA stock. Modified the bolt handle to AI style. I had to modify the feed lips on the magazine as it was for a 338 Lapua. Leupold MK IV 4.5x14 in Badger rings and 20 moa base. I painted the entire rig to match our spring season using a digital pattern with Duracoat. It's called the "green monster"

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Old 09-09-2017, 11:14 AM   #6
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Killer rig. Love the caliber.............
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:40 AM   #7
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You ain't messin' around. I love the Swede.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:05 AM   #8
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Nice! That's a good looking rig. Side note, I have a bit of 6.5 swede brass I'm about to list if you are interested. I ain't gonna use it.
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:05 AM   #9
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Very Nice Stick, the Sweed has been getting the job done since 1892, Long stellar career for a cartridge
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:39 PM   #10
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Modern weapon, classic cartridge, dead hogs. Greatness!
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:22 AM   #11
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It's nice to see someone else who likes the Swede. I used one as a kid and always loved the caliber. I'm looking into getting another one.
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:33 AM   #12
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Thanks,

I built this rifle off of a early 70's LA Rem 700. Trued the action and bolt, .350" PTG recoil lug, Hart 1:8 Med Palma @22", Jewell trigger, AICS 2.0 LA stock. Modified the bolt handle to AI style. I had to modify the feed lips on the magazine as it was for a 338 Lapua. Leupold MK IV 4.5x14 in Badger rings and 20 moa base. I painted the entire rig to match our spring season using a digital pattern with Duracoat. It's called the "green monster"

We were talking about bipods in another thread. Obviously you have experience. Assuming that's a Harris, can you say why you like it?

Love the paint. That thing flat out disappears in the grass.
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:58 PM   #13
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This is one caliber I wish ... I had never sold but had to due to some $$$ problems when I was young ...
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:34 PM   #14
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I just keep coming back to this thread to admire that rifle!
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