I'm a 6.5x55 Swede user myself, but just shoot paper with mine. Last year seriously considered ordering a barrel from Shaw in .260 Remington for a Stevens 200 I wanted to rebarrel. Some of my fellow shooters at range I'm a member have come to like it. After some thought and research, decided to just add another 6.5 Swede to my collection of Swede military rifles and sporterized military rifles. Glad I did.
Mule06, if you reload a 6.5-06 may be a great option. It is not a barrel burner, but will not last as long as a x55. It will do more at 500 yards then what a .30-06 will do w/ a .30 180 gr. bullet at 300 yards. So does the 6.5x55 eqaul or pass the .30-06.
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