New Ruger African 6.5x55 from Lipsey's

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  1. John Struewing

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    One person's misfortune is another's gold mine. Wonder why the other individual gave up on his/her Swede? Not fast enough? Too young? I do think that you have to achieved a certain maturity in order to see the beauty of calibers such as the 6.5X55 Swede and .275 Rigby (7mm Mauser). Particularly the Swede.
     

  2. sestoppelman

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    Hard to say. With all the stuff on offer, I emailed to make sure he didn't leave off a number...but he said no, I sent money.
     

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    Not a African but a Ruger No1 in 6.5x55

    Shoots like a dream going to use it next week on a couple of unsuspecting Sringbuck.

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    Back to the range this morning to shoot a few more rounds and make sure she's still on before heading out on a free range Axis hunt this Tuesday. And to think I almost bought a Tikka......... This Ruger Swede is one of the best shooting guns I've ever owned.
    image.jpg image (1).jpg I adjusted it down two inches and I'm good to go.
     
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  5. sestoppelman

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    Now if you would just stop standing on your head to take pixs it would be great!:rolleyes::eek::D
     
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    Ordered one of these last week. Looks like lipseys is out now. Rifle was too pretty to pass up... and I am a lefty!
     

  7. John Struewing

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    There was an International model in 6.5X55 in stainless also in limited edition though it's only right handed as well. I didn't make it clear, it is a M 77 with mannlicher stock.
     

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    2 years charlie?
     

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    Edward I just might have him hunting by then!:whistle:
     

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    I too like the older number 1, but this International that I spouted off about like I knew what I was talking about is the limited edition M77 in 6.5X55 that is a stainless Mannlichers. They may still be available. To be honest, I was hard pressed to choose between the two. Since I was being kinda petty about the wood, the gun went back to Lipseys. I wonder if I'll be out of luck if they have no more to send me. Oh well, guess I'll find out.
     
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    right on!!!
     

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    I guess that I have been dreamin. After I said that there were 6.5X55 Swedes in a M77 with mannlicher stocks on Lipseys. That isn't correct, I have spoken out of turn and apologize to you all. There are such rifles in .260 shown. Keep your powder dry!!!
     

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    They are around in 275 Rigby;)
     
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    Hunting buddy and I took these two free range Axis yesterday with mine. Both one shot kills, this is really one sweet (Swede) rifle.

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    Congrats! Lookin good.
     
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    Sand Rat, they are a couple of great axis! My first rifle was a swedish mauser in 6.5x55, a really nice calibre.
     
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    Congrats @Sand Rat ! What a great free range axis, I'm really jealous! I want one in the wort way! Nice looking rifle also(y)
     
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    It looks like Sand Rat may have found the secret to consistent groups. My rifle was slow going back to Lipseys, so I decided to grab it up before there were none. I'll be starting with RL-22. My rifles always liked 46.0 grs but now I know these like 47.5 grs. Yea, every rifle is different, but these Swedes are different.
     
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