Originally Posted by cottontop
I believe Howa still markets the 6.5x55.
DON'T GET THE HOWA! I help new 6.5x55 reloaders all the time on my other forums and the Howas have fits every single time, they are the only ones that do, Sakos, Tikkas, CZs all shoot great but the problems with Howa are unreal.
My Tikka is remarkably accurate, affordable, reliable and handles like a dream, for someone with the extra cash the Sako is a cut above. CZ lacks the 1:8 twist the others have but if you are happy with 120-130gr poly tips go for it, the Howa just falls on it's face though, I would own one in 308 but they really mangled that 6.5x55 chamber somehow, I think the real problem is in the throat and lands, have had several people tell me they could not touch their lands with slightly over max length loads.