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i am gooing to buy a new gun i have narrowed it down to these two i want a 6.5x55 i like the cz's but they big bauky and weigh 8 lbs the tikka's are light and smooth but have alot of plactic. trigger guard, mag, and bolt sroud but i have been thinking plactic might not be that bad.  has any body had problems with the plastic parts i have a winchester model 70 featherweight 6.5x55 that i am going to sell it's to petty to take hunting

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shoot the Winnie, life is short.
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guns are tools, not pieces of art. here is my go to gun, she is beautiful, im not scared to take it out.


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  I'd keep the FWT and take it hunting. That's what it's made for.  Take as best care of it as you can but if it gets dinged just mark it up as a huntin' story for the grandkids.  i haven't handled either of two rifles you mention so I have no opinions on them. I will tell you that a replacement magazine for the t3 is 70 some $.
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i kinda don't like the winchester the action is kinda rough i have a winchester fw in 257 roberts it's alot smoother it looks like it's made better than the 6.5x55
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how much you want for the 6.5x55??

you can take that 6.5x55 to a  smith and have them polish the raceways that the lugs ride on and it will make it smooth up.
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i could sell the win 6.5 for 750.00 and buy a tikka 6.5 for less than 700.00 my uncle took his cz 6.5 to the local gunsmith for a trigger job they told him 2 weeks 6 months latter they havn't looked at it yet
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the winchester 6.5x55 has never been fired i have been told it still has the trigger tag on it i have it for sale on marlinowners
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dont you think it would get a little smoother with use??
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i tried to work the bolt alot mostly i want a all weather gun i was thinking t3 ss  or cz with the kevler stock
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Is your Winchester Featherweight stainless? I used to have a 270 Featherweight, it was a good shooter!I killed alot of deer with it...
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IF it is too pretty, put a replacement stock on it.
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I'd take (shoot) the Win Mod 70 any day. I've had (now gone) two Tikkas. The CZ's seem o.k. but I've never owned one. 
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I do have the Tikka T3 stainless in 6.5x55 and I enjoy hunting with it.  It shot 3/8" group with the first load I came up with.  I did not bother trying any other load. 
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I've owned several Tikkas and am a huge fan, very smooth out-of-the-box, very accurate.

I too am no fan of the plastic bottom "metal" or the plastic mag though, in truth, I've never had a single problem with either - and my Tikka's have been my hard-use guns.

If you want something pretty, Tikka T3 Lite is not the way to go.  If you want something reliable, accurate, and light weight, I have yet to find its equal.
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I own both a T3 and a CZ550.  The T3 is in a 25-06 and the latter in a 458 Win. Mag., the Safari model.  Not really a good comparison.  Both rifles have their virtues.  The 550 comes in a variety of configurations, the American at 8 lbs. and the Mannlicher, which with a full stock at 7.4 lbs..  Both heavier than the Tikka.  They fall into two different camps so to speak.  I really think you need to go out and pick each one up and mount them to your shoulder, preferably with a scope on it and do it over and over again.  Look at the rifles closely, fit and finish, see if you can live with the plastic parts.  The wood on the CZs out shines the T3 Hunter by a wide margin.  I love my little T3, but it is a home as a mountain rifle, light and easy to carry, accurate and dependable.  I own several CZs and they are also great.  Then again, what is wrong with the Winchester?  A couple of hours and I guarantee I could get the action slicker than glass.
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went to look at a tikka at gander mountain i think i am leaning towars the tikka stock fit me perfect i liked the plam swell and i notice the tikka's composit stock was the stiffest remington, savage, had a lot of flex in the forarm my dealer can grt me a t3 ss 6.5x55 for 670.00 otd
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  From all accounts that I've heard/read they're an exceptional production rifle!
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i have been reading that tikka customer service is really bad
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I own both Tikka and CZ rifles the Tikka is a 695 in .25-06 and the CZ is a 550 FS in 6.5x55.  I like both.  I love the single set trigger on the CZ.  It shoots sub MOA with Win. 140's, Hornady Lt. Mag. 129's and my handloaded Hornady 129 SST's.  I lke the palm swell on the Tikka and the smoothness of the action.  Much smoother than the CZ.  It took a little while to find a load it liked but, a Barnes 100g TSX BT at 3300+ has proven to be voodoo on deer and coyotes.  I don't think either rifle you mention is a bad choice.  I applaud your choice of the 6.5x55.  It is one of the all-time greats.  Easy on the shoulder and deadly on game.
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I've never used their Customer Service so cannot say.

If you buy at Gander, get one fro the back, not the display model.  Here, no one wipes down the guns, so the stuff on the rack is rusted to hell.

And, if mine and others' experience holds true, don't let their "gun smith" anywhere near your gun, especially for scope mounting.
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i found a cz 550 6.5x55 with a kevler stock for 830.00 i have been doing alot of research everyone that has a tikka loves it but if it needs repaired or need a mag it's going to cost big $$$ and the customer service is not very good i read some where a replacement stock is over 400.00 and there are no aftermarkets made i have called cz in the past to ask questions they always answered the phone and was very polite i am going to call cz and asked if i can buy the parts to convert it to a detachable mag and if it will work i know it will weigh more but they are built like a tank i can't see anything that could brake on cz 550 . i love the 6.5x55 now i need to order a zeiss 3-10x44 conquest and a set of warne rings
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i never buy from gander mountain or wallmart i just go there to look and hold then go to the little man and order i try not to buy from the big chain stores gm prices are way to high in my area anyways
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i need to get to 50 posts so i can sell some guns to fund a new one
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well i am not going to either one i was looking in my gun cabnet got to looking at my remington 700 classic 257 roberts i am going to buy a zeiss conquest 3-10x44 and a new composit stock
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