This cartridge was first adopted by Norway but became most famous after its adoption in Sweden for military Mauser rifle in 1894. It was a standard rifle- and machine-gun ammunition of Swedish armed forces until 1960s. Unlike some other similar rounds, the 6.5×55 is still in production as, over the time, it became quite popular as a hunting and target round in several European countries. Originally used in military-type bolt-action and semi-automatic rifles and machine guns, today it is still chambered in a number of modern hunting and target rifles (mostly bolt-action), produced in several European countries (Sweden, Finland, Czech republic etc).
|Designation||Bullet weight, g||Muzzle velocity, m/s||Muzzle energy, J||Comments|
|m92||10.11||720||2620||with round-nose FMJ bullet|
|m41||9||800||2890||with pointed FMJ bullet|