Hello, I've just been granted a slot for a 6.5x55 on my fac. I was wondering what folks opinions are on a good rifle to go for in this cal. Ive shot Blazers in 6.5 before and found them to be quite nice but im not too keen on the whole 'cleaver' bolt and interchangeable barrel package and subsequently high price tag.
I trained as a cabinet maker before becoming a furniture designer, as such, I happen to have a bit of a liking for wood and am thus not that fond of plastic. Fear not, I appreciate that good tools need to be used and be practical in use, as such im not looking for a stupidly fussy bit of wood on the rifle that I buy either, just a good sound bit of timber.
The main things that im looking for in my choice of rifle are that its:
Not too heavy
Wooden stock with cheek piece
Scandinavian or German made
Id like to get something that will last as doing things properly always tends to be cheaper in the long run.
Kind regards, Olaf