<span style='font-family: Arial Black'>Thoughts on comparing these two calipers....I'll be using it for whitetail hunting here in PA....
The 6.5s have never gone over big in the USA because of the 270 guys. Everyone wants the gun that they can go to Kmart and buy shells for regardless of performance. I mean the 280 out performs the 270 all the way around and it has much better bullet options with the 7mm yet it never caught on...Because the Kmart crew cant get shells for it.overthehill said:for a long range target rifle go the creedmoor. for hunting a toss-up. on a sidebar, the 6.5/.264 bullet size has never gone over big in usa. i wonder why?
got 1 knocked said:I use a .270 with 150grn power points. Knocks em straight down. Never had a deer take another step. I tried 140grn once! never again. Close shot, buller burned right through the buck. never found him or a blood trail. In closing.. for PA, Heaver is better than faster..my pinion
What fps do you like to load for the Tikka 6.5 X 55?hankster said:I am a huge 6.5 fan I have owned 5 6.5-284s 2 6.5x55 & 1 6.5-06. I still have one of each I probably have 15+ deer rifles ranging from 243 - 338 Lapua Improved. If I know my shots are going to be under 400 yards I always find myself carrying the same gun...
Tikka T3 Lite stainless in 6.5x55 loaded with 120gr ballistic tips. Drops them in there tracks with no excessive noise or recoil. Bang, flop, gut & drag. Hasn't let me down in 3 years. Even shot a trotting antelope at 405 yard. DRT!!