Re: Hair Brained Idea?????
I think your idea is both sound and hair brained at the same time- I believe that makes you an eccentric genius. The 6.5RM in a long magnum action gives optimum power without excessive powder usage or finnicky pressures, just what you are after. Thing is, you could achieve the same results with a .270. However, as a hunter and shooter, it is your responsibility to support the industry and this industry is based on us re-inventing the wheel over and over again. I do it all the time.
But seriously. The 6.5 can do one thing the other calibres can't which is make use of the 140 grain Amax. Its not just about BC. Once you start using it on appropriate sized game, you'll see what I mean. Its a good light game bullet and there is not a lot else out there that can produce the same type of wounding in such a consistent manner at that recoil level across a wide variety of ranges.