Copper Bullet Member
After many years and untold trials I was finally able to find a decent load for my 71 Mauser 6.5x53.5 Daudeteau Rifle. This is off the bench at 50 yards, 73 year old eyes and terrible sights.The load is 26 grains of IMR 4895, 140 Gr. Hornady flat base bullet in resized 7.62x54mm Russian cases. I estimate the velocity about 1800 FPS but I check it out with my chronograph next week. All in all, very pleased. I thought the light load may cause some problems but all went well.