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Old 08-06-2014, 08:51 PM   #1
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I have a Victorinox Rifle chambered in 7.5 Swiss (.284 Win is an American copy easier to find) & am getting to love it more the longer I have/use it. Thinking to try bagging a moose with it this year just, well, just because I suppose. LOL. I recently discovered the original issue tag still under the but plate. I'd welcome any thoughts/info/information that you might have re: this firearm. Ballistics, value, strong/weak points, etc.


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Delta- will freely admit my ignorance- had not encountered the term Victorinox with regard to rifles. I DO have a Swiss K-31 army rifle in 7.5 Swiss, and love it.

The 7.5 is somewhere between .308 Winchester and 30-06 in ballistics- until you get beyond 500 yards or so, and then the better bullet shape of the 7.5 pays off.

The 7.5x55 should be MORE than adequate for moose- but get a good soft point hunting round. Me- I am still shooting some of the 174 gr GP11 milsurp I picked up some time ago. Great stuff, not for hunting.

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I have a Victorinox Rifle chambered in 7.5 Swiss (.284 Win is an American copy easier to find) & am getting to love it more the longer I have/use it. Thinking to try bagging a moose with it this year just, well, just because I suppose. LOL. I recently discovered the original issue tag still under the but plate. I'd welcome any thoughts/info/information that you might have re: this firearm. Ballistics, value, strong/weak points, etc.


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7.5x55 uses a .308 bullet. European rifle measure the lands, not grooves. Same w 7.5x54 French. The Swiss cross in no way signifies it was made by a knife company. They were made by Eidgenossische Waffenfabrik. It is enough rifle and cartridge for moose, range and bullet weight/design are the key.
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I was typing when the elder gentleman replied! I have been reloading it. I found a 165gr BTSP with IMR4064 works well. Load very similar to a .308. It does however not exceed the velocity as it is a lower pressure round. Pretty much same load, same result. Prvi Partisan makes a decent 165gr, also labeled as Wolf Gold for $10.00 more per box.

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I had thought that the Swiss cross emblem was a Victorinox trademark?


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It has been used on Swiss products for many centuries. It is a national symbol. Look at their national flag. In the case of the knife company, it is the name trademarked.
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It has been used on Swiss products for many centuries. It is a national symbol. Look at their national flag. In the case of the knife company, it is the name trademarked.
As well Victorinox and Wegner use the same Swiss cross logo. IIRC, several watch makers do as well. The Swiss seem to put the priority at branding their country rather than their individual products.
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Nice to know. Thanks! Wish it was possible to say the same about us Americans.


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