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Old 09-20-2018, 07:51 PM
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Several years back I got a great deal on a Swedish M96. It is not a total mixmaster...bolt and bolt components, receiver, and buttplate match. Floorplate, barrel bands and bolt release do not. Bore is great.






My cheap camera can't quite capture the bore's shine.



I never really shot it much, but here is 5 rounds of the PPU 120gr "target ammo" @ 100 yards shot with iron sights right after I got it.



A few months ago I decided to convert one of my M96's into a Swedish sniper rifle for use in the CMP vintage sniper rifle matches. This one got the nod. I bought an Accumount repro scope mount and sent it to a trusted gunsmith. He is fairly busy and it took some months for him to complete the job. In the mean time I got a smoking deal on a real Swedish M41B sniper rifle, but that is a different story.

After he completed the job, he sent me several pictures of the rifle and I must admit, it came out looking good.





I'll post more pics and a range report when I can.

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Here are a few more of pictures of the Swede...







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I got a chance to shoot the CMP vintage sniper match "faux" Swedish sniper and it shoots like a house on fire!

I shot a three shot group at 25 yards to make sure it was on paper. I used Prvi Partizan 120 gr "match" ammo. (only had 6 rounds)



Since the rifle was on paper, I switched to a target at 100 yards. I fired the remainder of my 120 gr PPU match rounds and got the blue circled group.



I then adjusted the scope and here is where things went a little janky. My son fired three rounds of PPU 139 gr SP and got the red circle group (!). My son is a great shot, as you will see later, and I'm sure that the scatter group was a result of adjusting the scope. I then fired three rounds of the PPU 139 gr's and got the yellow circle group. It appears that it took a couple of rounds to settle the scope down after adjustment (?).

My son then used some 108 gr Lapua ammo that I have and got this group @ 100 yards...about 1/2 MOA



I then shot this 5 round group with some handloads that I had loaded for my Ljungman (again, at 100 yards).




Except for the burble after adjusting the scope, the Swede is shooting outstandingly.
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I got a chance to shoot the CMP vintage sniper match "faux" Swedish sniper and it shoots like a house on fire!

I shot a three shot group at 25 yards to make sure it was on paper. I used Prvi Partizan 120 gr "match" ammo. (only had 6 rounds)



Since the rifle was on paper, I switched to a target at 100 yards. I fired the remainder of my 120 gr PPU match rounds and got the blue circled group.



I then adjusted the scope and here is where things went a little janky. My son fired three rounds of PPU 139 gr SP and got the red circle group (!). My son is a great shot, as you will see later, and I'm sure that the scatter group was a result of adjusting the scope. I then fired three rounds of the PPU 139 gr's and got the yellow circle group. It appears that it took a couple of rounds to settle the scope down after adjustment (?).

My son then used some 108 gr Lapua ammo that I have and got this group @ 100 yards...about 1/2 MOA



I then shot this 5 round group with some handloads that I had loaded for my Ljungman (again, at 100 yards).




Except for the burble after adjusting the scope, the Swede is shooting outstandingly.

I MUST AGREE. I DOUBT THAT YOUR REAL SNIPER WILL SHOOT MUCH BETTER.....
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Looks like your hand loads are good to go. From the pics the rifle you started with looks to be in very nice condition as well.
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My handloads shoot far better than PPU 139 gr. or match 120 gr. in any of my Swedes.
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Thanks, guys.

I think my current handload is good, but could be better. I developed it for use in my Ljungmans and use IMR 4064 powder in it. The medium burning powder is good for semis, but may not be optimal for the 6.5 bolt gun.

Vonn, the base rifle was in good shape and I struggled with whether I should alter an otherwise unissued rifle. It came down to the cost of the reproduction mount and gunsmithing to mount it. The rifle was actually the cheapest part of the equation (I got it several years ago for a little under $200). In the end, I could not justify putting the money into anything less than an excellent rifle.
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My handloads shoot far better than PPU 139 gr. or match 120 gr. in any of my Swedes.
Thanks, sd. Would love to get your load data. As I mentioned above, I was using some handloads that I have developed for my Ljungmans that my sons and I shoot in vintage military rifle silhouette matches. I've not done any Swedish bolt rifle loads yet.
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