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    Want to change my 6.5x55.

    Hello all. My Pro Hunter Mk2 in 6.5x55 just isn't doing it for me any more so I have decided to change. I love the calibre however and have a huge investment in reloading kit and components. So, I am looking for a Sako 75 or a Tikka 695 in wood/blued. I am specifically not interested in later models or other calibres. Could swap, buy or trade. ​
    Last edited by charadam; 14-06-2013 at 15:21.

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    You'll get no arguments from me, and if I had room I'd be in the queue for this one...:
    Sako 6.5x55 75 Action 4 Deluxe Wood Blued Bolt Action Second Hand for sale. Buy for 950.
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Quote Originally Posted by I. Farticus View Post
    You'll get no arguments from me, and if I had room I'd be in the queue for this one...:
    Sako 6.5x55 75 Action 4 Deluxe Wood Blued Bolt Action Second Hand for sale. Buy for 950.
    This is the definitive advice on this subject.

    Snaffle it up!
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    As 6.5x55 requires a long action, you would need to look for a Tikka M695 not M595 which is only available in short & medium actions.
    Like Sako & unlike Tikka T3's, the same length action is not used for all calibres in the M595/M695 range..
    You will not go wrong with either choice, but I'm biassed toward Tikka's as I own two M595's (223 & 308) & one M695 (was 30-06, now 35 Whelen)
    Regards & good luck with your search

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    Thanks folks.
    I had seen the one on Guntrader, but it is too fancy for me. Also it is floor plate and I would prefer a box magazine.
    I am in no great hurry - something will turn up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charadam View Post
    Thanks folks.
    I had seen the one on Guntrader, but it is too fancy for me. Also it is floor plate and I would prefer a box magazine.
    I am in no great hurry - something will turn up!
    It's a Sako 75, so has a 5 round magazine - I have one...

    You won't get a Sako 75 in wood looking any better than that to be honest, so you might wait a while and not see anything better for the price.

    It's your money though, but personally I'd not wait
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Quote Originally Posted by I. Farticus View Post
    It's a Sako 75, so has a 5 round magazine - I have one...

    You won't get a Sako 75 in wood looking any better than that to be honest, so you might wait a while and not see anything better for the price.

    It's your money though, but personally I'd not wait
    The Deluxe model had a drop plate instead of detachable magazine. Well, mine certainly did.

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    In the matter of the floorplate vs the box magazine, I refer m'learned colleague to the reference herein contained. http://www.sako.fi/oldmodels.php?deluxe75

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    Gentlemen, suitably chastised, please accept my apologies... I'd made an assumption and will be more careful in future (and stick with my magazined synthetic/stainless!)

    Regards
    iain
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    No apology necessary!

    Just sell me your 75 and we will say no more about it.

    All best,

    ​Charles

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