I'm thinking about buying a bolt-action rifle so that I can stop borrowing those of my friends when we head to our rifle ranges. Primarily, I plan to use it shooting at my club (maximum 200 yards) or my friend's club (maximum 600 yards, but I am not likely to shoot that soon). It may also see duty in the future as a deer rifle. A while ago, I thought that I would buy the venerable .30-06. It is a good all-around cartridge that is available everywhere. Then I thought about .308. Ditto. For the last year or so, I find myself wondering if it would be smarter to choose 6.5 Creedmoor. Those 6.5mm bullets have such good numbers, and that round would be more pleasant to shoot at the range. The tricky thing is that this isn't one of those buy-all-three situations. I plan to spend decent money on a scope, and with kids in the house, my disposable firearms income sadly isn't what it used to be. This is likely to be my only bolt-action centerfire for a long time. Thoughts?