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Thread: Anyone taking a 6.5x55 to the H4H shoot?

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    Anyone taking a 6.5x55 to the H4H shoot?

    Just wondering chaps as I'm seriously considering changing my .243 and .308 rifles for a 6.5x55 as an all rounder, but have never seen one fired in the flesh or spoken to anyone that uses them? The cal seems to tick all my boxes for my stalking needs and the sale of my current rifles and scopes should get me a decent setup as a go to rifle,

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    Had a lakelander in 6.5 x55 and you're right it certainly ticks all the boxes a sweet calibre for sure , currently using a 7 08 abd to be honest it's just as good nothing to choose between them as a stalking calibre
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    You won't go too far wrong with a 6.5x55! I have a 6.5 and a 243 and both do equally a good job on deer which for me is predominantly is fallow. If I was put on the spot and had to choose one calibre it would be the 6.5 A much bigger choice of bullet weights than a 243 and from experience it is definitely a hard hitting calibre, easy to shoot, moderates well and with mild recoil. Certainly more than enough to deal with any species of deer you will encounter in the UK.

    ATB

    T

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    +1 for the 6.5x55. It ticks all the boxes for a reasonable all-rounder although you could say the same for the 308 too. Both have lots of bullet weights and are easy to source. I've had a 7mm-08 and a .308 and both are fantastic calibers. I'm now using the 6.5x55 on the Roe and hopefully will be on the Fallow later this year too. Personally, if I could afford it I'd still like a heavy caliber for Reds and Boar but that's just personal preference. They all kill deer.

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    Hi Stratts and all, have a Sako 75 and a CF2 Stutzen in 6.5x55 will be bringing them both. You can have a few shots if you want.

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    Interested to know why you would not consider a .308 as an all rounder?

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    your guns seem to be knocking things down well enough. I have 308 and 243, boring I know but they work fine and if one is out of action I have another that I can use. If you swap for one rifle and its out of action you will be stuffed. Enjoy your stalking and forget about it otherwise once you get your 6.5 you will be asking about the merits of 7-08

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    I will have my R8 6.5x55 if you need to see!

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    ...and I'll have my Tikka 6.5x55 also if you would like a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techman View Post
    Hi Stratts and all, have a Sako 75 and a CF2 Stutzen in 6.5x55 will be bringing them both. You can have a few shots if you want.
    Quote Originally Posted by steveford1 View Post
    I will have my R8 6.5x55 if you need to see!
    Quote Originally Posted by Hants View Post
    ...and I'll have my Tikka 6.5x55 also if you would like a go.
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