I am looking to replace my Ackley with a 'budget' do it all stalking rifle that will fill my needs without emptying my pocket. I would be very lucky to shoot anything other than Roe and my opportunity for getting out is narrow at the moment so I don't need anything super dooper. I have found two rifles, both second hand but different cals. As follows:
CZ 550 6.5x55 - Know the cal but not the gun. I've been shooting the swede for a few years and it does everything I ask - drops deer.
Tikka 595 7mm08 - Know the rifle but not the cal. Had a 695 for years so know how nice the rifle is.
I expect the cals are similar enough in performance for <200m shots on roe so as not to be a problem but would like some informed comments if there are any about.
What do you chaps reckon?