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    260 Remington or 7mm/08

    Thinking of building a new rifle based on a Tikka M55 action.
    Dont know whether to have it in 260 remington or 7mm/08 has anyone any comments to which calibre would be most suitable or their preference.
    Does anyone know where i could get a synthetic stock for the M55 action. Ian.

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    don't know about the m55 action but if you get a cheap m595 short action with the right bolt face. McMillan do a stock for the m595
    i dont know if they do one for the m55
    Last edited by jay 22; 19-03-2011 at 20:02.

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    A friend of mine in nz has a moderated .260 and he loves it. He's twelve (years old). His dad rates it too but until they started reloading the ammo was very dear there. I have a 7mm08 and like that too. They are both capable rounds I reckon, Dirk the kiwi lad shoots wild pigs mostly with his.

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    where in Derbyshire are you ? I have a .260 and use it for fallow muntjack and fox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay 22 View Post
    dont know about the m555 action but if you get a cheap m595 short action with the right bolt face. McMillan do a stock for the m595
    i dont know if they do one for the m55
    Any ideas of a cost for the MacMillan for a M595?
    ...................................
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

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    455 at jacksons rifles

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRIMSONBULLSEYE View Post
    Thinking of building a new rifle based on a Tikka M55 action.
    Dont know whether to have it in 260 remington or 7mm/08 has anyone any comments to which calibre would be most suitable or their preference....
    Ian
    I set out to buy a 7mm-08 in 1999 and came back with a 260 Rem. I am now on my 3rd one as per my gallery. The only comment I would make is some of the 260 Rem rounds I load are quite long - up to 2.9inches. This wasn't a problem with the Mannlicher Pro-Hunter as it has a long magazine, but it does mean that the Remington in my gallery has a Wyatt magazine box installed to cater for longer rounds. I didn't realise what a good magazine I had with the Mannlicher until I changed it.

    Midwayuk - Wyatt's Extended Magazine Box Remington 700 BDL Short Action

    In practice I don't think you will go far wrong with either one. I see Lapua have brought out 260 Rem brass, however it will be a few years before I work my way through my current stock of brass.

    Good luck. JCS

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    Hi,Jcs,the tikka magazine will take rounds up to 2.95 inches long,i already have one in 257 Ackley,i have a 6.5x55 and i love the round but am locking for something a bit more modern that will fit the m55 action.Ian.

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    Hi,Splash,
    I live just north of Belper.Ian.

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    Have you thought about a 6.5 Lapua? Does what the 260 Rem will do but with only 39 grains of powder. Lovely round to shoot.

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