I have found the two loads I'm hunting with and I am really excited to get to the hunting. I'm using 71gr Retumbo Fed 215's and either an Accubond or a Berger .015 of the lands. Both bullet shoot the same left and right but the Berger shoot 3 in higher so correcting is simple as I have a track for both saved in my Loadbase 3.0. AB's are running 3341 and the Berger run 3329. Both shoot under half MOA to 1015.
So far as I can tell it's running right with a 6.5-284 and one can find more game taken LR with that than the 270 WSM, at least till after this fall. I'm planning on documenting all kills as best as I can.
I'm getting a scope with an moa reticle and knobs so I can hold off for wind and dial for elevation. And I made and ACD on a mill with a level and an old scope ring.
I shot the gong at 725yds and the impact crater from the Bergers are identical to the ones from a 300 WBY using 210 Bergers so that is some indication to how hard they hit.
I'm more worried about impact volocity and accuracy than calculated energy, if the bullet is going fast enough to work that is what I'm concerned with, I've seen many an elk dropped with 800 -1000 ftlbs of energy and deer with less than 600 ftlbs.
but I'm going to work my way out so I don't have any problems.
I am very happy with this rifle and caliber, I think it is over looked in favor of some lesser 6.5's and 7mm's. I really want to try the Wildcat bullets when they get going, I can push things faster and I think that I could get some good stuff going.