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    Posted: 20 November 2020 at 16:56
A while back I was looking at J&G Sales and saw that they have 6.5X55 Sweedish surplus practice ammo. It has a wooden bullet and is berdan primed. The primers are non corrosive. You can get 4800 of them for $96 plus shipping. 

I have been trying to think of something I could do with them. 

I came up with the idea of pulling the wooden bullet, dumping the powder, and loading them with my bullets and powder. 

I didn't want to have 4799 of them and not know what to do with them if it didn't work so I only bought 800. 

They came in a pretty cool box



I opened it up and their was 4 battle packs with ten boxes of 20 rounds in each battle pack.



Then I pulled a few bullets, 



They were a little corroded so I put them in the tumbler over night. 

Today I finally got the time to test my loads. They shot every bit as good as the same load using Lapua brass. 



I wasn't javing my best day shooting but my hunting load from last year shot 1.15 inches at 200 yards. I shot a bigger group with my hunting loads that used Lapua brass. 

I think I might be on to something. 

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sako brass ???
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They still show it as available. Reviews seem to vary but at that price...nice if they are close by. At over 200lbs., shipping here would be more then the bullets.
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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I'm not sure. It has military headstamps. From what I've read about them they can be from WWII all the way up to the 80's. So far I've only opened one battle pack and these are dated 1985. 

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JSG,

Yes, the shipping is more than the bullets. But I can get 4800 rounds for a little more than 200 pieces of Lapua brass. 

If I could figure out something to do with the powder it would be even more attractive. Theirs 23 grains of powder in each round. That adds up to almost 16 pounds of powder. I have read that the powder has a similar burn rate to Unique. 

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