Re: WANTED: 6.5x55 Mauser M96
Howa makes a 6.5x55 sporter model rifle. Here's the link: Howa
They are nice rifles and shoot very well. My dad has one in a 25-06. The thing was bedded and had the trigger worked on. One hole groups with hand loads.
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