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Old 03-31-2017, 06:23 AM   #1
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I am currently awaiting my new to me Schmidt Rubin 1911 to come to its new home, where I will love it and squeeze it and call it Hans. Does anyone know a local place like big chain that carries 7.5x55 swiss or does it usually have to be ordered? Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:32 PM   #2
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Well, no one used that round except the Swiss- and THEY have not used it as a military rifle round for a LONG time. Production of the G11 round stopped in 1994. Do not think you will find it at WallyWorld. However Prvi Partisan and (I am told) Hornady are producing it.

Good news- the Swiss Military ammo is superb, and still (fairly) cheap. Bad news- when it is gone, it is gone. Here is the best on-line price I found for it-

https://www.wideners.com/rifle/7.5x55-swiss-ammo#ruag-munitions-7-5x55-swiss-174-grain-fmjbt-10-rounds
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I have been shooting long range gongs with a K-31 Swiss for years. It is much better to hand load than use the surplus. The Swiss rifles are great.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K31
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Brass is available, but can also be formed from .284 WIN.

Some powders that work great in the cartridge are: Varget, H335, Benchmark, IMR4350, IMR4895.
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Brass is available, but can also be formed from .284 WIN.

Some powders that work great in the cartridge are: Varget, H335, Benchmark, IMR4350, IMR4895.
.284 winchester may be equally rare, I have was able to buy the one my dad owned when he was younger from a relative. Only have 5 bullets and have never found factory ammo or brass.
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Thanks guys my dad has a K31 and I fell in love with it so I decided to get a true Schmidt Rubin seeing how they were both dead by the time the K31 was made.
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The .284 brass sized and formed is the most accurate in my K-31. Swiss 7.5X55 is readily available.

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/category/categoryId/770


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The .284 brass sized and formed is the most accurate in my K-31. Swiss 7.5X55 is readily available.

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/category/categoryId/770

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fxJMS8X7M
Yeah I was just seeing if anyone knew how to get ammo locally without ordering it or making it.
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The 7.5x55 Swiss is a very good round, but not any American sporters found in that chambering.
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I have found the Milsrp 7.5X55 to be rather dirty. The Prvi Partizan is Ok and the brass is very good for reloads. I would reload for the Swiss. The 147 grs bullets shoot great.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/prvi-partizan-7-5x55-swiss-174gr-sp-pp7-22.html
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