Reloading 6.5x55 for 20inch barrel

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Reloading 6.5x55 for 20inch barrel

Postby Jubbles » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:36 pm

Hi all

I'm thinking of buying a Tikka T3 Super Varmint rifle in 6.5x55 however it comes with a 20 inch barrel. From my understanding 6.5 SE appears to prefer longer barrels.

Can anyone here attest to reloading for this caliber in a shorter barrel like those offered by Tikka.
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Re: Reloading 6.5x55 for 20inch barrel

Postby hamster » Tue May 22, 2018 7:42 am

A friend has that exact model and reloads for it with no problem.
Off hand I think he uses N140 and 140gn bullets.
I have the same rifle in 260 and use 108 scenars with N150
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