I have seen the discussions on caliber comparisons of 6mm cm and 22-250. I know the differences in the 2. The pros and cons ect. I know the difference between the 2 models the Ruger and Savage. I would love a 110 in my price range in 6mm CM but it's more than I want to spend on a "truck gun" essentially. I reload all my own ammo and will be shooting 400 yards and up at Prarie dogs and coyotes. My question is even though the ballistics are better in the 6mm does it justify buying it in a lower quality platform like the Ruger American for longer distances above 400 yards? Or would it be better to compromise on the ballistics a bit to buy the better Savage in 22-250? I would move up to a 6.5 cm but I want to keep recoil to a minimum and keep cost to shoot minimum.