Does anyone have an opinion on the 6.5x55 swede. I came across a model 96 that had been made in to what appears to be a very nice hunting rifle. It came with a decent monte carlo type stock and had been rebarreled with an "Ace" heavy barrel. It has a very smooth trigger, and came with an older Weaver K4 scope. Idon't know much about the scope (other than the crosshairs are extremely fine), and was thinking that it was not enough scope for the rifle.
I've always been interested in the 6.5x55 but honestly don't know alot about the round. I'm looking for any input from everyone with opinions about the caliber and what it's uses could be (hunting capability and ranges). Hopefully the rifle will work good for antelope and mullies.
Since the purchase I've bought a nice Leupold Vari X II 4-12x40. I've also bought a nice thumbhole laminate stock from Richards Micro Fit and have had it inletted and glass bedded the action. It looks really good.