I just got an issue of Shooting Times Magazine. Savage is going to start to produce a 6.5x284 as hunting caliber in a hunting rifle configuration. The author of the segment said that he thinks that the 6.5x284 is a good all around rifle for deer sized game or smaller. He suggested using something in the 120-130 grain range for best results. I wouldn't know because I don't own the caliber, but it is one that I have been following for a year or so. I may own one some day.
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger
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arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!