The advantage of the Creedmoor is the large quantities of factory loaded ammo and the availability of match grade ammo at a reasonable price.
Also is available in short(.308 length) action rifles.
And there will be a larger selection of rifles chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor.
If the plan is to reload then the ammo won't matter.
All Tikka T3's are long action. So if you get a Tikka the rifles will be the same size anyway.
A .260 is a short action case that won't fit in a short action magazine with long bullets seated out to normal depth.
As far as recoil difference between the 6.5x55 and the 6.5 Creedmoor. If loaded to the same speed with the same bullet weight and the same weight rifle, the recoil will be the same also.
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