6.5×55 Swedish Mauser


6.5×55 Swedish Mauser

This cartridge was developed in Sweden for military Mauser rifle in 1894, and was a standard rifle- and machine-gun ammunition of Swedish armed forces until 1960s. Unlike some other similar rounds, the 6.5×55 is still in production as, over the time, it became quite popular as a hunting and target round in several European countries. Originally used in military-type bolt-action and semi-automatic rifles and machine guns, today it is still chambered in a number of modern hunting and target rifles (mostly bolt-action), produced in several European countries (Sweden, Finland, Czech republic etc).
Designation Bullet weight, g Muzzle velocity, m/s Muzzle energy, J Comments
m\92 10.11 720 2620 with round-nose FMJ bullet
m\42 9 800 2890 with pointed FMJ bullet

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