Re: Suggestions for lightweight 6.5 hunting rifle
30 years ago when I built such a rifle I used the Remington 6.5 Magnum, which is pretty obsolete now as to locating brass, reamers etc. Much better choices today would either be the 6.5 x 284 or the .260 Remington. Just completed a long range class at Whittington; we had a factory .260 rifle amongst the various cailbers in class. I must admit I was surprised as how well the .260 did and I had a a custom 6.5 x 284. After 2 days of nearly continuous shooting and nearly 200 rounds expended, you will like the "user friendly" smaller calibers and find you truly give away little to much larger 30 and 338 caliber cartridges, plus you do NOT have to use ice on your shoulder at the end of the day!