Ive read, and read some more. Just looking for a little more advice. I currently have (wife’s gun) a 6.5CM Savage Lady hunter with no experience behind it yet. Haven’t even shot it. And I have a Savage 6.5x284 that has a moderate build. (Lilja barrel, Jewel Trigger, McMillan Stock etc). I’m considering selling the 6.5x284 to fund a 6.5CM. Not sure why I have an interest in the CM, but it’s appealing to me. Use would only be for deer, antelope and calling dogs. Live here in Montana so distance is a factor. I love to shoot and do not care much for the idea of a short barrel life on a 6.5x284. Also, the 284 seems a little picky when reloading. (??) I guess my questions would be is dropping down to a CM going to be less beneficial in terminal performance, more affected by wind, and less of an all around caliber for hunting? And then if going that route, would a .243 be the better option once again? Thanks.