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    • #68558
      JRR
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      It’s almost 2 years since I received my custom rifle from Tim.  I have over 1700 rounds down the barrel and it still has  accuracy.

      6.5X55 Mauser cartridge.  1941 Turk 98 Mauser receiver.  Kreiger heavy varmint barrel, 28 inches.

      Bottom target, warm up and initial test of new load.  Sierra 142gr. Match King and REL 23 powder.  Lapua brass, loaded 12 times.  Average velocity 2750 fps.  Upper target, same load but 30 shots.

    • #68562
      kens
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      awesome.

      what yardage was that??

    • #68563
      JRR
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      100 yards.  Basic Caldwell rest and butt stock rest.  SWFA 20 power fixed.  4 hours since last coffee!

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      kens
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      How does that SWFA scope track & repeat?

      Have you done a box test it?

      I have read about SWFA but never had first hand experience with one.

    • #68566
      Larry Gibson
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      Oh, but don’t you know the 6.5 CM is much better………LOLs….

      excellent load!

      Larry Gibson

    • #68597
      Goodsteel
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      That was a magnificent rifle, and I’m thinking of building one for myself as well. The 6.5X55 is one of the finest cartridges ever devised by mankind. I just really want one in a Mannlicher Schoenauer. That’s on my bucket list along with a 7X57 SXS double rifle but I digress…….

    • #68600
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      “How does that SWFA scope track & repeat?”

      I have not done a box test.  However, when I go .4 mil up, the bullets hit .5″ up at 200 still centered.  Up to 500 yards,  with the turret adjusted to the correct mil, the bullets are still horizontally centered.  This is early morning before the wind and mirage arises.

      Thank you Tim for a great rifle.  Now I’m wondering how long the barrel will last.  Looking forward to the next project.

    • #68719
      Jniedbalski
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      This is the kind of rifle  I want to build

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