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1885 Low wall out yet? #16481223 09/29/21
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Anyone seeing the new rifles out yet? I've got a hankering for the Swede!


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Just got off the phone with a local gun shop. They have 222, 223 and 243 in stock. No Swedes and he didn't think he could get one. I think I will be taking a drive to look at them.

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Swede, came in Friday. Saw one on gunbroker and one on gunsinternational as well.

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I don't care how much you paid for that rifle, you got a hell of a deal! You won the wood lottery and the caliber lottery. Congratulations! SaaWeeeet. RJ

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Originally Posted by rj308
I don't care how much you paid for that rifle, you got a hell of a deal! You won the wood lottery and the caliber lottery. Congratulations! SaaWeeeet. RJ


Thanks, I'm pleased. $1719 is MSRP, I got it for $1500. On the other thread, looks like another guy got is for $1500 as well, maybe a little cheaper depending on what his tax rate was.

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Very nice indeed.

I should have one here shortly, and I’m curious to know about the weight of the rifle.

I called Winchester and they told me it was 7 pounds plus , but that one looks to me to be the same barrel contour as the browning low walls that were out several years ago.

Is it pretty much a copy of the Brownings, or heavier?

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6# 3.5 ounces

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Just as it should be, thanks for checking!

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Thinking it has potential. 129 grain Hornady Interlock.

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Man, that’s a really nice rifle.


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With wood like that, you could flip that one pretty easily.

Yup, flip it right over here!


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I have yet to own a Browning clone of the 1885 over the last 40 years that didn't shoot extremely well, both Low Walls and High Walls (B-78's). If I didn't own a sweetheart of a Ruger #1A 6.5x55 I would be chomping at the bit for a new Low Wall in that caliber. Might have to anyway!


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Miroku, definitely knows how to make very fine barrels.


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Three shot groups, not extensive testing, blah blah blah. I’m pleased with dads shooting while I slave away at work appropriately using AutoCad…

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I bought one today off GB. The wood is good, though I think it's a stretch to call it Grade III or Grade IV. Will be real interesting to get it running. One plus is these rifles have 8" twists, so they should be able to shoot the long bullets intended for the 6½ CM.


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What load are you using?

I have some 129gr Hornadys on order, as well as 140gr ELD's on hand. Seems like R26 or Big Game should be good powders



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Three shot groups, not extensive testing, blah blah blah. I’m pleased with dads shooting while I slave away at work appropriately using AutoCad…

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I’m a wood whore, you bought a beautiful gun. I would not ever buy a gun with upgraded wood, unless I saw the actual gun. Seems that the grading of wood is pretty loose.


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There's one at the LGS I saw yesterday, a Swede for $1439 and change. handled it, liked it, handed it back. wood was good but not great, I needed it like I need another hole in my head, but I know need has nothing to do with it. Hope someone picks it up and enjoys it. Also had what appeared to be an 1876 in 50-90. Pretty sure it wasn't Winchester, but was nice.

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Originally Posted by tex_n_cal
What load are you using?

I have some 129gr Hornadys on order, as well as 140gr ELD's on hand. Seems like R26 or Big Game should be good powders



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Three shot groups, not extensive testing, blah blah blah. I’m pleased with dads shooting while I slave away at work appropriately using AutoCad…

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I’d only bought 129 grain Interlocks and 120 grain ballistic tips. Neither dad or I have any other 6.5 rifles so bullet selection limited to these so far.

Dad has been doing the load work up and H4831SC and 4350 for powders, both giving good groups, but I think 4831 was best and what he ended up using, but both were good. Max book loads weren’t showing pressure signs from what he said.

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I'll add that the 120 Ballistic Tips were with Varget.

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