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260 Rem. or 6.5 x 55 mm

Old 11-24-2006, 12:35 PM
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Default RE: 260 Rem. or 6.5 x 55 mm

I've shot the 6.5X55 for years ,Kicks Light &Hits Hard !

I have a sporterized Swede, when I obtained it ,it was Billy Bob'ed ,But I re- stocked it , D&T 'ed it, scoped it,and it has repayed me over and over...the little carbine has a 20in. barrel and islight and handi !
I've been considering a Howa in 6.5X55..

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Old 11-27-2006, 12:27 AM
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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.
I couldn't agree more...
The length of most 6.5 bullets is a large part of their effectiveness..... I call it the Freight-train effect. A long thinner line of weight give the penetration.
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:06 AM
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Default RE: 260 Rem. or 6.5 x 55 mm

heck with both of them,

Go for a semi legitamized wildcat. Get a 6.5-284! I Love mine!
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:12 AM
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I'm old also, so the 6.5mmSwede (Norma Ammo)

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Old 11-27-2006, 10:52 AM
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Default RE: 260 Rem. or 6.5 x 55 mm

The 6.5 - 284 sounds intriguing but I’d rather have something off the shelf. I also found out the Sako 75 are discontinued so I just might have to look at the Sako 85 although the Tikka just might be the route I take in the 6.5 x 55...
That’s a mighty fine looking rifle Reb...
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