I am a new member to this web sight and forum, but it sure looks like I am at the right place! I am sure this has been asked and answered many times, but bear with me please as I am new to this end of the shooting sports. My question is, can anyone tell me about the 6.5-284 Shehane? I am planning a "multi-purpose" rifle, and can get use of a reamer (free from my father-in-law). I already have a Rem. 700 long ('06)action, and have ordered a McMillan stock (HGP). The barrel I am considering is a Hart 26" with a 1 in 9 twist. I want to be able to shoot 140 gr. bullets at deer sized game, but would like to do some varmints in with ligher bullet. Will this twist rate work(if so for what gr. range), or should I go with something else? Also, what about the Shehane modification, how is the temperment of the round (ie. accuracy, velocity, case life, barrel life, etc.)? Any information will be greatfully appreciated!