I'm trying to talk myself into a 6.5 Creedmoor for coyotes and longer shots on gophers. I'm just not familiar enough with it to be sure yet. I've got a gap between my 204 and 270win that needs to be filled, and the light recoil etc is awful tempting. But I'm wondering if i'd be better off with a 243, 25-06, maybe 6mm, etc. So far the Creedmoor is looking best. I know it's known for accuracy and light recoil, but that's about it. Bullet selection isn't as wide as the 243, and I know next to nothing about the 25-06. I'd like something easy on the shoulder so my wife can can use it as well ( I'd like to shoot my 204 once in a while too) But also something hard hitting enough for some medium range deer. What do y'all think, is this new Creedmoor the real deal, or am I better off with something tried n true?