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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2015, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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6.5x55

What's anybody's opinion on this cal? I just ordered a Tikka T3 Hunter, was looking for a Howa with a wooden stock, but neither are available so I chose to order a Tikka. For some reason this cal. is a bugger to get at this time, 2mo ago I was seeing them on line but not now
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2015, 09:21 PM
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I can't think of a more useless cartridge.










































































































































































Just kidding It's a fine old classic.
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Re: 6.5x55

I've been shooting the .260 Remington in a Savage and a T/C Encore for a few years and love them. It's essentially a ballistic twin to the 6.5x55. Very accurate and moderate recoil. I think you're gonna love the caliber and the gun.

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Re: 6.5x55

An old school cartridge. A true classic. It will serve you well for anything we have in this state.
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An old school cartridge. A true classic. It will serve you well for anything we have in this state.
Except elk
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Re: 6.5x55

It's a good caliber. You'll be able to use it for just about anything.
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An old school cartridge. A true classic. It will serve you well for anything we have in this state.
Yep! With the correct bullet it will handle elk and moose.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2015, 01:19 AM
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Re: 6.5x55

Great caliber and rifle
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Re: 6.5x55

Can't go wrong with a Tikka, not a fan of caliber though.

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Re: 6.5x55

I had a 6.5x55 in a varmint weight rifle. Off the bench, it shot some five shot groups in the mid .1's, but usually averaged in the .3's. I sold it because it didn't suit my groundhog hunting needs. But, someday I plan on building one in a sporter weight. There is just something about that cartridge, that I miss not owning one.

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