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Thread: 6.5 x 55 advise

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    6.5 x 55 advise

    Just got a 6.5 x 55 on my ticket I really like the new browning x-bolt varmint grs but doesn't have a set trigger can anyone advise if I could get one as I've heard the triggers are very heavy or do I forget that and go for a tikka t3 which can have a set trigger for another £200 and get a custom stock on that ?
    the other thing is I intend to have this for a while and the browning is heavy and I would like to go stalking in scotland
    and possible my mate might sell his sauer 202 outback extreme
    ​so really unsure
    thanks

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    Out of the three you mention it would be the 202 without a doubt!

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    The browning and the tikka are ok, but the sauer is a cut above the other two by a long way! (And I own a T3 and a sauer so am not biased)

    although the price will no doubt reflect this.

    regards,
    ​gixer

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    the barrel on that sauer is ruined , ask Steve Bowers , the rifling looked like a hacksaw blade 4 years ago . Get the tikka , speak to Steve about working on it , i'll give you his number . I wouldnt buy a rifle that was taken out of the stock , the barrel and action pressure washed on the patio , the stock cleaned in a dishwasher then its all WD 40ed and put back together as a regular cleaning routine . Good gun , but its been abused and needs a new barrel

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    Quote Originally Posted by trouble View Post
    the barrel on that sauer is ruined , ask Steve Bowers , the rifling looked like a hacksaw blade 4 years ago . Get the tikka , speak to Steve about working on it , i'll give you his number . I wouldnt buy a rifle that was taken out of the stock , the barrel and action pressure washed on the patio , the stock cleaned in a dishwasher then its all WD 40ed and put back together as a regular cleaning routine . Good gun , but its been abused and needs a new barrel
    Seriously??? Should be used as a fire poker this Winter if that's what's been done to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trouble View Post
    the barrel on that sauer is ruined , ask Steve Bowers , the rifling looked like a hacksaw blade 4 years ago . Get the tikka , speak to Steve about working on it , i'll give you his number . I wouldnt buy a rifle that was taken out of the stock , the barrel and action pressure washed on the patio , the stock cleaned in a dishwasher then its all WD 40ed and put back together as a regular cleaning routine . Good gun , but its been abused and needs a new barrel
    'kin 'ell!!

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    Buy what you can run to in money, tikka are a good rifle, very reliable and accurate, better to buy new, at least you know what you are getting.

    Wouldn't buy a CF rifle with history, new barrels are not cheap and what's to say the rest is 100%

    6.5 is a brilliant all round calibre

    Atb
    Phil

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    I had a RWS Titan 6 s/s for a while in 6.5x55. Fantastic bit of kit for similar money as the tikka, just felt better in the hands than the tikka. They definetly have a set trigger option.

    Cheers. Matt.

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    You can always get the single trigger re-adjusted to your liking, (if it can) I've a set trigger on one of my rifles,and to be honest, I don't like it and never used it, as you only have to breathe on it and she goes off, (tried to get it set heavier without success)

    ​M

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris .222 View Post
    Just got a 6.5 x 55 on my ticket I really like the new browning x-bolt varmint grs but doesn't have a set trigger can anyone advise if I could get one as I've heard the triggers are very heavy or do I forget that and go for a tikka t3 which can have a set trigger for another £200 and get a custom stock on that ?
    the other thing is I intend to have this for a while and the browning is heavy and I would like to go stalking in scotland
    and possible my mate might sell his sauer 202 outback extreme
    ​so really unsure
    thanks
    First, why would you want a varmint for the soft shooting 6.5x55 especially if you are going to lug it around in Scotland!? How many fox's are you going to shoot one after the other that a sporter barrel can't handle?
    From your choices a 202 (NEW!) would be the best choice otherwise from what I've seen and used, the Tikka T3 and in the guise you suggested even better.

    Slightly off your thread, although I have a 6.5x55 if I did it again I would get a .260 in a Sako.

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