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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