Greetings everybody, I'm new here and I'm from Canada (Greetings from the Commonwealth)
I'm interested in a modern 6.5x55 bolt action rifle and I stumbled across the BSA CF2 series.
I have a dealer that is selling for $460 CDN. I talked to him and the rifle is in good working condition, handling marks, some dings in the stock, bluing is good, comes with weaver bases, no front sight blade or rear sight blade (ramps and rear sight base present). The trigger guard and bottom metal have some wear however. Bore and crown are very good.
Seller's description: BSA CF2 in 6.5x55. Very good bore. Weaver bases. Open sights removed. Shows some handling marks. trigger guard shows wear on finish. Overall very good condition.
What can you tell me about this series of rifles? How do they compare to modern actions like the Tikka T3 or CZ 550 in this chambering? Will I be able to load hot 6.5x55 for this action? Any details will be of great help as there isn't much information on these rifles in N. America.
Pictures provided for your viewing. My other alternative is a Churchill Highlander in 6.5x55 imported by Kassner ($550). I believe they are now the Sabatti Rover 870 model. Which rifle do you recommend? For perspective, what do hunters in the UK think of BSA rifles and how much do these CF2 usually for in £?