couple of questions to throw at ya. 1st of all have settled on the 6.5 cal, mostly because i want something different. 1st question , does a 6.55X55 AI give enough of an increase in velocity over the standard 6.5x55 swede? what kind of velocity in a 24" to 26"barrel? 2nd I have heard it said that the 6.5-284 does not feed real well. ? this will be a deer hunting rifle with a sporter weight barrel. The 6.5-06 is another option, but i'd rather not go that route, I would prefer to use properly headstamped brass, although i realize the 6.5x55 AI would not be stamped AI, at least it wouldn't be stamped 25-06 as the case with the 06.