Nosler has recently released the "26 Nosler" based on a Rem. 7 mm mag. case. (Yep, yet another 6.5 mm "magnum.) IMHO I feel it's OK for hunting but I would not want to compete with that bruiser all day. The 6.5-284 Norma mag is pretty much at the limit of my PLT ("Punishment Tolerance Level") and that may be why we see many long range competitors using it instead of anything faster. But with all these nice 6.5 mm's, from the 6.5 Grendel up to the 26 Nosler we have a wide range of choices in that caliber. Maybe this signals a new acceptance by American shooters of the 6.5 mm family. My choice? 6.5 Creedmoor. Sort of a mid-level cartridge but plenty flat shooting, not a barrel burner and not a punisher. Comments? Preferences? Gripes? Fantasy 6.5 mm cartridges?