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Unread 03-07-2012, 03:37 AM
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6.5x55

hi all just converted from bow hunting & am lookinh for some addvice. im looking at getting a 6.5x55 for long distance & would appreciate amy suggestions, have a buget of about $800 for rifle.
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    Re: 6.5x55

    Look at CZ, or used remington
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    Unread 03-07-2012, 09:39 AM
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    Re: 6.5x55

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    hi all just converted from bow hunting & am lookinh for some addvice. im looking at getting a 6.5x55 for long distance & would appreciate amy suggestions, have a buget of about $800 for rifle.
    For long distance what? Target shooting, hunting of medium or larger animals like elk?

    And welcome to LRH!

    Scot E.

    Last edited by Scot E; 03-07-2012 at 09:44 AM. Reason: added welcome
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    Re: 6.5x55

    Above all else, make sure it has an 1-8 twist barrel.

    If you are going to shoot LR with it, you will shoot the 130s or 140s and you will need the 8 twist.

    You can find a lot of semi-custom or customs available in a 6.5 caliber that will be much easier to find than the 6.5x55. (260, 260 AI, 6.5 Creedmoor, and 6.5x47)
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    Unread 03-07-2012, 11:45 PM
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    Re: 6.5x55

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    Look at CZ, or used remington
    I agree with having him look at the CZ for an over the counter gun, it is really good in my experience. They come with great to excellent accuracy and are always well finished. The 550 swede comes with a 23.5 inch barrel which is about the perfect length for that cartridge.

    Scot E.
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    Unread 03-08-2012, 04:09 AM
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    Re: 6.5x55

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    For long distance what? Target shooting, hunting of medium or larger animals like elk?

    And welcome to LRH!

    Scot E.
    thanks mate & am wanting to hunt deer & pigs at med to long range.
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    Unread 03-08-2012, 04:13 AM
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    Re: 6.5x55

    thanks all, will look into CZ am a big fan as my old man had bruno 22lr & the finish & acc was very nice!
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