The 6.5×55 SE cartridge factory-loaded with the Scenar Open Tip Match bullet

The 6.5×55 SE is one of the most popular all-around ammo in the world for both target shooters and hunters. Lapua’s 6.5×55 SE cartridge is especially popular in the Scandinavian countries, including long-range field shooting disciplines. This round delivers a flatter trajectory and excellent ballistics. Though traditionally most used at longer ranges, the 6.5×55 SE cartridge is today extremely popular in competitions from 100 to 800 meters / yards. This cartridge is loaded with our Open Tip Match projectile Scenar, with a bullet weight of 123 grains (8 grams) and an impressive muzzle velocity of 3015 fps or 920 m/s. We have two versions of this 6.5×55 SE cartridge with this GB489 bullet, for the version with the slightly lower muzzle velocity, see the other version here.

 

6.5×55 Swedish / 8.0 g (123 gr) Scenar

Caliber

6.5×55 Swedish

Bullet

Scenar

Product no.

4316036

Bullet Code

GB489

Bullet type

Open Tip Match

Bullet weight

8.0 g (123 gr)

Muzzle velocity

920 m/s (3015 fps)

Purpose

Target

Twist rate

1-8.5”

BC G1

0.527

BC G7

0.263

Velocity [m/s][fps]
Energy [J][ft.-lbs.]
Crosswind drift [mm]Crosswind drift [in] (sidewind 4 m/s)(sidewind 13 fps)
Trajectory [mm][inch]
Impact point above or below line of sight (Scope 40 mm above bore line)Impact point above or below line of sight (Scope 1.6 in above bore line)
Metric chart
0 m 100 m 200 m 300 m 600 m 800 m 1000 m 1200 m 1500 m
920 860 802 745 588 495 409
3386 2961 2575 2223 1384 979 670
0 14 59 137 624 1212 2086
Rifle sighted in at 100 m 200 m 300 m 600 m 800 m 1000 m 1200 m 1500 m
100 0 -92 -336 -2245 -4877 -9129
300 112 132 0 -1574 -3982 -8010
600 374 657 787 0 -1884 -5387
Test barrel length [mm]: 740
Imperial chart
0 yd 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 600 yd 800 yd 1000 yd 1200 yd 1500 yd
3015 2836 2661 2490 2010 1722 1457
2492 2294 1941 1699 1108 813 582
0 0 2 4 20 38 65
Rifle sighted in at 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 600 yd 800 yd 1000 yd 1200 yd 1500 yd
100 0 -3 -10 -70 -151 -280
300 3 4 0 -49 -124 -245
600 12 21 25 0 -58 -163
Test barrel length [mm]: 29