Re: ??'s on Savage 116 6.5x284
Bounty Hunter- The 6.5x284's I looked at this weekend were long action. The 116 FCSS? and the 111 LRH. Don't know about throating issues. That's the first I've heard of this, but I'm new to Savages. I do have a 16 sporter 243, that you can seat bullets way out on. I wasn't sure about the single shot Cooper at first, but it should be easier to find the perfect depth without having the mag constraints. Probably not an issue w/ a long action anyway.
Drift - There were two repeaters in 6.5 @ Scheels in Rapid City. 1 all black metal, green w/ black web stock. And 1 tan stock w/ stainless. I don't really care for the red/black either, but it's growing on me. I don't really like the looks of the vented forend either, but I guess it serves a purpose.