6.5 x 55 Swede for African plains game

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  1. rookhawk

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    The problem with these storied euro metric cartridges is that the long throats and twist rates were built for heavy for caliber bullets. Solution if going with lighter weights is to maintain heavy for caliber VOLUME of the bullet. Translation: use copper bullets if you need to go lighter and they’ll perform like the 140-160gr lead they were meant for.
     
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  2. bruce moulds

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    long throats should not be a problem - read urban myth.
    another urban myth is burning all the powder in the barrel.
    use a chronograph and find the powder that gives most velocity at lowest pressure. with good grouping.
    bruce.
     
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