I will never disparage the 6.5 CM. It is a very good choice if you are looking a very efficient, accurate, and mild recoiling rifle. Some added bonuses are plenty of rifle and factory ammo options. However, as I own four 6.5 x 55 rifles that can do all that 6.5 CM does and more, they are of little interest to me. I wouldn't pay too much attention to some the hype out there that would like you to think that this fine little round has some magical powers, it doesn't. But within its limits, it will serve you well.