One of my whitetail hunting buddies has hunted with his Bergara 6.5 this season and has made kills with each shot. He trailed one, but heck, that happens with virtually any caliber. He loves this gun, but I think he is nuts over this caliber for some reason. His is not the HMR, but a more hunting specific version of the lineup. I am very tempted to try this gun and give my .308 a rest from action. I'll need reloading dies for 6.5, but that's no biggie. I hope to shoot some paper, but I am more of a 100 yd guy and not a LR shooter. But I like to hunt with the same gun as I shoot targets so this gun look like the real deal. With reported low recoil, I think I'll enjoy this gun. I have a 30 cal suppressor, so that will tame the sound down some too. Basically, I'm hoping to hear from someone who has the 6.5 HMR and can give me a real life opinion. Is the gun worth the investment...and is the caliber worth the expense of the new reloading dies and gauges? Just your opinion...…..Thanks!