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    Posted: 13 January 2018 at 14:48
After only 8 months and 8 days I finally got my rifle back. Actually he called yesterday but I wasn't able to go pick it up. 

It's a Winchester Model 70 action with a Brux 24 inch, 1 in 8.5 twist barrel chambered in 6.5x55 Swede. With a muzzle brake threaded on. He trued the action, lapped the locking lugs and cerekoted all except the bolt handle and bottom metal. He then bedded it into a Bell and Carlson Ultra light weight Medalist stock. 








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About dam time.!!
It looks great the swede is an out standing round too.
You will be impressed I'm sure .
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Looks good.
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I can't wait to get it out and shoot it. I did shoot two factory rounds through it. Out the back door of the gunsmiths shop. 

He also did an unexpected trigger job. I orderd a Timney trigger for it several months ago but I am thinking I probably will use it on another rifle and keep the one he worked on. 

I am going to load a few rounds for it tomorrow and if it ever quits snowing I will try it out. 

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Looks grreat.  speed goats beware!!!

What bullets you going to load?  basically same as my 260 Remington.  I love those  Hornady 123 gr SST.
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So far I have bought a box of 140gr Nosler accubonds. and a box of Nosler 142gr accubond LR bullets. 

In the past, for my other rifles, I have always found a heavier for caliber bullet that's as accurate as I can get. Then I figure it will work for a wide range of things I hunt. That way I don't have several loads for one rifle that are for different conditions just one accurate load. 

I have shot prairie dogs with 165 grain bullets out of a .308. It seems to kill them just as dead as a faster lighter bullet would. 

I plan on hunting everything up to elk with this rifle. I'm thinking 140's will do well for elk. 

On the other hand, I enjoy working up loads for a rifle. After an accurate load is found it's then just another rifle and I don't shoot it as much. 

Sometimes I think too much. 

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Sounds good.  The Acccubond is Nosler's best hunting bullet.

Don't know IF/WHEN I'll be hunting elk again.  The 9.3x62 did fine, but has a rainbow trajectory; so I bought  a 7mag just for elk...worked up a 150 grain load.

You will love the Swed, the 6.5mm  mid range rifles are just great.
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Except for it being a long action it's real comparable to your .260. I have seen how it performs. If it's even close I will be happy. 

I just need the cold and snow to go away so I can get out and shoot it. 

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The swed really needs a long action.  You can seat way out to get close to the lands and still function in the action.

To get my 260 rem to seat bullets, even the 123 gr, out to the lands means a loaded shell will NOT eject.  The bolt needs to be removed to take a loaded cartridge out of the chamber.  You might have seen me do it;  I can do it fast, but still a pain.
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I really don't need anything else to think about when I am hunting. I have a hard time concentrating as it is. 

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