Schmidt-Rubin 7.5 Swiss At the Range


We ran across a guy shooting a Schmidt-Rubin the other day. Very nice rifle. Since we were also running a straight-pull rifle (Blaser R8), it was kind of a neat coincidence. The caliber was 7.5 Swiss in a military loading. The brand was called GP 11.  The really interesting information about the GP 11 loading is it’s popularity with match shooters in Europe. It seems…and I stress seems…that competition shooters choose to run the military loading as opposed to hand-loading.


Click Here to link to some technical data on the 7.5 Swiss round. 


But what does that have to with the price of tea in Europe? Or ammo in The US? Yes….the cost. At the time of this writing, I am seeing 480 round cans of 7.5×55 Swiss for $275. In this time of high ammo costs, that reads like a very good price for match ammo. Maybe one day I will have a modern rifle in 7.5 Swiss.




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  • Conner

    Marky, I can tell you that I have a few of these in my collection and they are one of the sweetest shooting rifles ever. Swiss precision! If I were a younger man with better eyesight I sure wouldn’t miss much. They are a piece of art for sure. I can also tell you they were well taken care of and I’m blessed to have matching numbered guns. I would suggest to anyone collecting millsurp to get them while you still can. They are an absolute pleasure to shoot.

    • I have heard that for them to be made today, the costs would be $2000 or higher. Something to think about when you see one WELL under that.