I currently have a Sauer 202 and had the barrel shortened from 23 inches to 21 inches. Makes all the difference to handling. The rifle will clover leaf with the right homeloads.
I'm about to buy another 202 in 6.5x55mm and plan to have the barrel shortened in the same way.
I didn't notice any real difference when I chopped the 308, however, will this cause problems with a 6.5x55mm?