6.5×55 Swedish Modern Rifle

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Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All loads should be reduced by 5% as a starting point for development where cartridges have greater than 40 grains in capacity and 10% for cartridges with less than 40 grain capacity following safe handloading practices as represented in established mainstream reloading manuals. Presentation of these loads does not constitute a solicitation for their use, nor a recommendation.

Cartridge
6.5×55 Swedish
Firearm Ruger Hawkeye
Barrel Length 24″
Min – Max Case Length 2.165″ +0.000″/-0.020″
Min – Max Cartridge Overall Length 2.750″ – 3.150″
Primer Large Rife Magnum
Bullet Diameter 0.2642″ +0.000″/-0.0030″
Reloading Dies Redding Full Length Sizer

 

Bullet Type  Bullet Weight
Grains
Net H2O
Grains
Capacity
COL” Powder Type Powder Charge
Grains
Muzzle Velocity
fps
Muzzle Energy
ft/lbs
Sierra Varminter 100 53.7 2.850 H414 49.0 3257 2356
Sierra Varminter 100 53.7 2.850 Win 760 49.0 3227 2313
Sierra Varminter 100 53.7 2.850 Varget
46.0
3315
2441
Sierra Varminter 100 53.7 2.850 BL-C2
48.0
3349
2491
Sierra Varminter 100 53.7 2.850 IMR 4350
50.0
3293
2408
Sierra Pro-Hunter 120 53.6 3.000 Re19 50.0 3056 2489
Sierra Pro-Hunter 120 53.6 3.000 IMR4831 48.0 2909 2255
Sierra Pro-Hunter 120 53.6 3.000 H4350
49.0
3007
2410
Sierra Pro-Hunter 120 53.6 3.000 H414
49.0
3110
2578
Nosler Partition 125 52.7 3.025 Re19 48.0 2884 2309
Nosler Partition 125 52.7 3.025 H4350 45.5 2914 2357
Nosler Partition 125 52.7 3.025 IMR4831
47.0
2976
2459
Nosler Partition 125 52.7 3.025 IMR4350
45.0
2935
2392
Hornady SP
129
50.8
2.905
Re19
46.5
2825
2286
Hornady SP 129 50.8 2.905 IMR4350
44.5
2793
2234
Hornady SP 129 50.8 2.905 Norma 204
45.5
2800
2246
Hornady SP 129 50.8 2.905 Win 760
44.0
2802
2249
Hornady SST 140 49.6 3.030 IMR4831 46.0 2785 2412
Hornady SST 140 49.6 3.030 Norma MRP 48.0 2788 2417
Hornady SST 140 49.6 3.030 Re19
45.0
2725
2309
Hornady SST 140 49.6 3.030 IMR7828SSC
47.0
2759
2366
Nosler Partition
140
51.0
3.025
Re19
46.0
2746
2344
Nosler Partition 140 51.0 3.025 Re22
48.0
2778
2399
Nosler Partition 140 51.0 3.025 IMR7828SSC 48.0 2779 2402
Nosler Partition 140 51.0 3.025 Norma MRP
48.0
2769
2383
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