6.5x55 weight?


#1

Anybody know how many grains (or grams) a Swedish 6.5x55 m/41 ball cartridge weighs?


#2

The Swedish manual “Ammunitionsregister för Armen” shows the weight of 6,5 m/94 Sk ptr with projectil M41 as 22.9 grams. I weighed a specimen headstamped / 7 / / 8 / 027 made by Norma with CNCS Spitzer bullet and it weighted 23.9 grams (369.1 grains).


#3

Thanks, John. I’m surprised to learn it’s that much lighter than 7.62x51 M80 Ball. Figured with the 4mm longer case it’d weigh about the same.


#4

While on the 6.5X55, does anyone have the original Swedish case headspace dimensional tolerances, including the diameter of the datum circle? I understand it is somewhat different than that established by SAAMI which is a 9.27mm datum, and 45.194-0.178mm.