Sellier & Bellot - Soft Point - 131 Grain 6.5x57mm Mauser Ammo - 20 Rounds
In 1891 Sweden adopted the 6.5 Mauser round. In the spirit of smaller diameter bullets being adopted at the dawn of the smokeless powder age, the 6.5 Swede has survived as a military and hunting round with more consistency than any of the other 6mm that were explored at the time or since. This is largely thanks to the tighter rifling typically used to stabilize such a comparatively long bullet. The result has been a military turned commercial rifle round that is famous for its long range accuracy. The 131 grain soft point bullet by Sellier & Bellot exits the muzzle at 2543 feet per second with 1882 foot pounds of energy. This is a premium hunting round for any of the quality hunting rifles available in this caliber, though perfectly acceptable for use in the surplus Swedish Mausers that are climbing in value.
Sellier & Bellot was founded in the 1820s as a munitions component manufacturer that adapted through the decades to cartridges and smokeless powder products. They have a solid reputation for consistent quality thanks to their devotion to using quality components and reloadable cases for reloaders who are looking for specific, handloaded performance from this resilient caliber.