I was surprised by the 6.5x55 when I tried it out some years ago, it turned out to be easy to load, and quite accurate.
The long 140 grain bullets inspire confidence, they look like they would penetrate well if a situation required that.
Having said that, I've never hunted with any 6.5 so far but if the situation arose, I'm certain that those bullets would do well for anything but the very heaviest and most dangerous big game.
The 6.5x55 is about as close to an ideal whitetail round as one can find. The recoil is not bad at all, but it still has plenty of horsepower for the job at hand.
Edited by charlesb (11/27/15 07:41 PM)
Kind regards, charlesb