Not looking to start an argument or pissing match by any means and doubt you guys will resort to one because this isn’t the campfire. For starters this is a down the road a bit as far as coming to fruition. Lord knows my Whelen barrel took nine months to get done. I’m going to get a Remington 700 SS Mountain rifle for my next toy. I just have a thing for those guns. I’ve had both the 25-06 and 6.5 Creedmoor in the past and liked them both. Reason for narrowing down to these two is in Michigan they allow night hunting of coyotes with center fires that are under.269”. I know all there is about the attributes of the Creedmoor. I’ve heard some are offering better bullets in 257 and that bore is starting to get a little more attention. Although the 6.5 Creedmoor is getting damn near as common as the old ‘06 as far as factory loads. Leaning toward the 6.5 but I tend to like the under dog. Splitting hairs hear with these two but just for conversation sake.