Cartridge Comparison: Old Rounds & Their Modern Counterparts
While some century-old rifle cartridges are still used and popular today, there are modern counterparts that match or best them. Here is a comparisons between five cartridges that are more than 100 years old and their modern counterparts.
The Interarms G33/50: A Shootable Swedish Cavalry Carbine
Chambered for the light recoiling and readily available 6.5 mm Swedish cartridge, and with fine build and finish quality, The InterArms Co. G33/50 carbine is an excellent choice for collectors who want a bolt-action surplus rifle to shoot.
Sauer USA Recalls Batch Of 6.5x55 Swedish Barrels
Sauer USA is recalling a specific batch of 6.5x55 Swedish-chambered barrels used in its Model 100 due to a potential progressive weakening of the barrel material.
The Gewehr M2021: A Modernized Mauser 98
Despite having been developed more than a century ago, the Mauser 98 action is still one of the best bolt action designs ever conceived. Follow Jeromy Knepp as he sets up his own "modernized Mauser."
Loading Bench: 6.5x55 mm Swedish
The 6.5x55 mm Swedish is an age-old cartridge, drafted for military duty by Sweden and Norway in 1894. The 6.5 mm Swede has also been rejuvenated in recent years due to interest in a host of popular new 6.5 mm cartridges and the stream of new bullets, initially intended for those cartridges, that make the now-classic Swede an even better target and hunting cartridge.