Re: 6.5 wildcat
For the investment you would have to put into a 6.5-300 Win Mag, you will really not get alot of performance gains over the old 264 Win Mag which when handloaded properly, is a much more potent chambering then many would have you to believe, especially if you look at factory loaded ballisitics.
If you want something larger then the 6.5mm WSM or 264 Win Mag, I would say you should jump up to the 6.5 STW as it would offer a very usible increase over the 264 and in fact would probably be less expensive to get into loading dies for then the 6.5-300 Win Mag.
The 6.5 works great on the Dakota cases. My 6.5mm Allen Xpress is based on the 300 Dakota and is the full equal to the STW but in a 2.5" case length for standard length actions. Since you have a full length receiver, there would really be no advantage with it over the STW and the STW would be easier to neck down and no fireforming would be needed.
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