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Old 11-23-2006, 02:28 AM
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the 6.5 swede all the way. CZ makes one with a 24 inch barrel and Ruger has one with a 22 inch barrel. The 6.5 round works better with the longer barrel. The reason I say this is I have 7 6.5 swede mauser model 96 they are over 100 years old and will out shoot most new guns made today.

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Old 11-23-2006, 06:47 AM
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The 6.5 round works better with the longer barrel. The reason I say this is I have 7 6.5 swede mauser model 96 they are over 100 years old and will out shoot most new guns made today.

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Thanks, I keep that I mind but at this time I’m looking at 2 makes of rifles with 20” or 22” long barrels...
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:31 AM
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Which maunfacturers are you considering?
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:28 AM
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It’s a hard decision between the Sako 75 Finnlight or the Tikka T3 Stainless. I’m looking at barrel lengths , weight and other features. I already have a couple of Sako rifles so I know all about them but would like to try a Tikka...
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:43 PM
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You wont go wrong with either, I have a swede and my son has a 260 I think the swede is a little lighter on recoil due to the angle on the case shoulder (jmo). also in the Ruger the 260 is a short action and the swede is what I call a medium action also I have noticed when shooting hand load off the bench the 260 tends to heat the barrel faster than the swede. good luck
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:53 PM
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i am very surprised that tikka and/or sako chamber for the .260 . my catalogue ( admittedly 2005) only lists the 6.5 swede.

in any event, i'd go the swede. shelf ammo is loaded down a fair bit, but is far more available than .260rem. and if you handload, the swede is slightly superior in new actions ( as someone has already said - jamesb?)
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:01 PM
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yep. you're right. just checked the new on-line catalogue for tikka, and the .260rem is available. note that the .260 is chambered in the short action. the swede is in the long action. so if you want it as light and as compact as possible, go the .260 . but if you handload, youshould be able to seat the projectiles further out into the lands with the long action and still get it to feed from the magazine.
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:30 PM
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Yeah , that’s one thing I don’t like about the Tikka with one action fits all. I’m just looking for a light rifle and the Tikka has a longer barrel with nearly the same weight as the Sako. They both have adjustable triggers and removable clips although the Sako can carry more rounds, not that it really matters too much. Still thinking about it. Just going to have to do some more homework...
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:34 PM
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I have noticed when shooting hand load off the bench the 260 tends to heat the barrel faster than the swede.
Interesting...
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Old 11-23-2006, 10:17 PM
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Unless you must have a short action rifle, the 6.5x55 is far superior in many ways. A short action is not even good for the .260- bullets that are 140gr and up are very long, in a short action, the bullet would be seated deep into the case body to fit the magazine.
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