Re: Which 6.5?
I initially wanted the 6.5-284 but keep the idea at arms length due to the price of Lapua brass. I then really started considering the 6.5-06 AI because of the ballistic advantage, price and availability of brass.
I was on this course until I ran across a Savage 12 BVSS in 6.5-284 at what I thought was a very good price ($599.99). I jumped on it and figured what the heck, just do it and bought the Lapua brass. I've been reloading for 25yrs and have used and prepped alot of brass during this time. It is the best brass I have ever used to date. Worth every penny IMO.
I am impressed with the cartridge and rifle, it does everything the articles and other shooters say it will do. Good round, fun to shoot and accurate. JohnnyK.