Originally Posted by targetacqmgt
Ahh JLA I really LIKE my Swedish mauser even though the ammo is expensive. Have any technical issues with the Swed??
Expensive? If you're buying boxed ammo then I suppose. I've been reloading for my Swedes since I started amassing them in the mid-90s.
Brass is hard to come by since Winchester (or whoever their supplier is) only tools up for a run once a year. Remington does small runs of brass as well. I've got plenty of both stockpiled.
As for any issues with loading for the Swede. Nothing unique that I've ever come up with.
If you're loading for a military Gustaf or Husky stick with 140gr or 160gr bullets. Every one I've ever had was absolutely deadly accurate with 160gr round-noses even if the bore looked like a gravel road.
With mild Mauser loads, the brass will last darn near forever. I only have to trim my Mauser brass every 4th or 5th loading and I've never had a split neck with the mild loads.
For my CZ55, I load 140gr. For this rifle, I load it on the top end (above Mauser loads) and, same as Josh says about the .260, it'll outclass the 7mm-08 and .308 for long-range performance.
A friend of mine with a Rem700 Classic does the same...Hot loads with 140gr.
ONLY do that in a modern rifle though, not an old Swede!
It carries enough energy and it'll hammer even a good sized elk out to 300yds.