7.5x55 Swiss Ammo
7.5x55mm Swiss ammo, also known as Schmidt-Rubin, is a large, powerful battle rifle cartridge used by the Swiss military for over a century. The large number Model 1889 rifles imported to the US makes this cartridge more commonly used among American gun owners than one might think. That's why we try to carry Swiss rounds in-stock here at Widener's.
7.5x55mm cartridges in the military GP11 specification (the type you'll most frequently find for sale here in the U.S.) fire a 174 grain full metal jacket bullet at 2,560 feet per second.
Surplus ammo of this type (typically made by RUAG) is often available in the United States but poses difficulties for many reloaders due to its use of Berdan primers. Handloaders wishing to avoid this problem have several options including factory ammo from Prvi Partizan and Hornady.
Prvi Partizan 7.5x55 Swiss 174 Grain SP - 20 Rounds$19.05
Manufacturer Prvi Partizan Condition New Bullet Weight 174 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type hunting whitetail deer, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7.5x55 Swiss Manufacturer SKU PP7SS Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 8605003803881 Cost Per Round 95.3¢ per round
Prvi Partizan makes two versions of the 7.5 x 55 Swiss: a full metal jacket round, and this one, which has a soft point, making it more effective for hunting purposes. The cartridge has top-quality velocity and power, and the soft point delivers uniform expansion with deep penetration.
This round has some of the finest accuracy you can find, although it will start to dip significantly after 200 meters. It flies flat to 150 meters, but will drop as much as 46.8 centimeters by the time the projectile travels 300 meters.
Made by Prvi Partizan, this is one of over 400 cartridges manufactured by the Serbian brand. They have been making cartridges since 1928, and have become a leader in handgun and rifle ammo. They make cartridges designed for both hunting and target shooting, as well as tools and supplies for case reloading. With a superior quality control process, they are even favored by many government agencies.