I was sitting in the "reading room" this morning with my trusty copy of Nosler #6 and it dawned on me to compare reloading data for the .25-06 and my newly acquired 6.5-284. With the 100 and 120 gn bullets there isn't much difference! In Noslers book the .25 wears a 24" barrel and the 6.5, a 26".
So in reality, I still have a ".25-06", it just shoots .007" larger diameter bullets and uses brass that cost way more than normal. But it's good brass, right?
I just can't see how .007" makes that much difference in the BC's of bullets at LR.
Shakespeare said, "a rose by any other name, would smell as sweet".