Rich, if you're talking about the 6.5 Dakota, I chickened out
Decided to try a WSM with nitrided barrel first. If the barrel life works out good I'll try the Dakota. Powder was another issue. With RL33 on the scene, it makes it a lot more interesting. The 6.5 WSM should be on line in about 6-8 weeks.
I am doing a 270 Montana based off the 300 Dakota. Dies are ordered and when I get some bullets seated for neck measurements, I'll order a reamer.
Hope you make it to one of the Townsend shoots