Dave, From the sounds of it you are living in the TF area. We'll have to meet sometime. I, too, am a long range shooter. I shoot a custom 300 RUM. I also like to shoot chucks with my 25-06AI and my CZ550 in .22-.250. I have just about every caliber of rifle and am now starting to thin my collection down to about 5 different calibers. I want to know what you think of the 6.5? I'm really thinking that I would like to build one. I have a farm up in Orofino that I'm leaving for early next week and won't be back down to Twin until late this winter but do access my email. Let's hook up sometime and do some shooting.