Originally Posted by sewwhat89
I am looking at getting a Tikka T3 in either a 260 or 6.5x55SE. Is there a performace difference in them? I will use them for deer/hogs out to 400 yards and paper out to 800 or so. In a modern rifle, I do not see any difference other than Lapua brass for the Swiss. Any other opinions?
There is nothing wrong with the 6.5 except they do need long barrels and expensive
The 260 on the other hand will match velocities of the 6.5x55 in much shorter barrels
and with short actions making the 260 a much more usable rifle .
Ammo can be found allmost anywhere and is reasonably priced.
It is in the 308 family and is simply a 6.5/308 just like the 243 and 7/08 so brass can be
made from any of these cases.
I prefer the 7/08 but the 260 will kick butt on white tail deer.
The 308 was designed to work in a short action and with a short barrel.
My 7/08 will exceed 3000ft/sec with the 120gr bullet in a 20" barrel at moderate pressures.
Just my opinion
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