I was just out today shooting my 6.5 hmr. First group of three @ 815 yd was under 2.5”. I have shot lots of one hole 5 shot groups at 100 yds. The gun is heavy enough I can spot my own hits without a break. My vote is for the 6.5 HMR. It’s my favorite gun to shoot.
Why not compare tikka ctr with 24” stainless barrel. Comes in 6.5cm
Both would be good guns.
Here’s a comparison I wrote up on the Bergara and Sako A7. (Sako owns tikka)The reason I went with the sako over the tikka (I hadn’t heard of Bergara at that time) was the better stock over the tikka and the 26” barrel