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Who makes a good 6.5x55. I would like to get the Tikka, but the 6.5x55 is special order. I have 2 Tikka whittale hunters now and both are sub moa with the right factory ammo. I know win and Rem used to make 6.5x55, but don't know if they still do.
 

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Remington does not make the 6.5x55, they only did it in their classic line about 12 years ago. Winchester still offers it in their featherweight line of model 70. Ruger I also believe still has the swede chambered.

Of course, here at SC we are big fans of the 6.5x55 and we'd be happy to build you one!

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Thanks. I was going to have a 6.5-06 built, but the cost plus I don't reload like I used to, so I would like something I can get factory ammo for. BTW 6.5-06 is the ballistic equilivlant of 6.5-284, just brass is easier to get.
 

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ekaphoto said:
Thanks. I was going to have a 6.5-06 built, but the cost plus I don't reload like I used to, so I would like something I can get factory ammo for. BTW 6.5-06 is the ballistic equilivlant of 6.5-284, just brass is easier to get.
The other big differences, and some of the reasons why the 6.5-284 has some popularity support, is that the -284 fits in a short action, and it has the trendy "short & fat" design that is hot right now.

The 6.5-06 is a good cartridge though. Do you have much experience with the barrel life of them by any chance?

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The 6.5-06 is a good cartridge though. Do you have much experience with the barrel life of them by any chance?

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I don't have any experance with bbl life. A friend of mine that is very knowledgable has had a couple and it is supposed to be very accurate. He did say the round is a hot one, so I assume bbl life might be shorter than a 6.5x55, but I don't shoot enough any more to wear out a bbl.

As for 6.5-06 vs 6.5-284 the -284 is probably more accurate due to fitting a short action and a short fat case that is more effeciant. On the other hand brass for the 6.5-06 is easy to find since you can use 30-06, 270 or 25-06. My buddy said 25-06 is easiest. The 270 or 30-06 you have to trim down the neck. Ballistically they are exactly the same, and I probably could not shoot good enough to tell the diffrence between the two. BTW my buddy is a retired gun smith that had to quit due to cataracts in his eyes.
 

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Well, just as another side note, I could build you a 6.5-06 if you wanted, in either the SC1 or SC3. Though no test target would be provided.... unless you provided the ammo to shoot.

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CZ-USA makes a very accurate 6.5x55, but a custome job frome SC. will
be hard to beet if the price is right. A little shoping for parts can make
all the differance in price! Parts are available.
 

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The Winchester Model 70 Featherweight in 6.5x55mm is probably the most accurate sporter made in the U.S. ( or anywhere)

Were I in the market for a 6.5x55, I would get the Winchester. This is the best kept secret in America.

I saw of these rifles and it shot .5MOA.


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