As I said in my intro, I'm interested in getting a 6.5x55 as and when the FAC comes through (will be getting DSC1 first), but it seems some feel it's a bit light and offers little over the .243 Win.
Now I've had a lot of experience with the .243 in South Africa, and I have a pretty good idea of what it will and won't do on game. I also used to have a 7x64 for the bigger stuff- never felt undergunned on Eland or Zebra with it.
Is there any point in considering the .270 for (mainly) woodland stalking? I am concerned over meat damage, but would a 150gn bullet mitigate that? I do like the idea of the .270- it's close enough to the 7x64 that I know what I'm dealing with- and besides, I've been reading a lot of Jack O' Connor lately
Plan B could be to get a 6.5 and put in for a variation for 7X64 as and when the need (or desire) arises.
I will be handloading, just to make things more interesting...