Loc: Forked Deer River Bottom
If you handload, the 6.5x55 has more case capacity. Also a factory rifle in .260 will almost always be a short action. The heavier 6.5mm bullets have to be seated really deep to cycle in a short action. You lose even more case capacity and get into pressure issues.
If you don't handload, the .260 is the better choice. Nobody sells a high pressure 6.5x55 for fear of liability if someone shoots it in an old small ring mauser and has a case failure or pierced primer.
Edited by Mausermeister (12/26/1209:09 PM)
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