took the Swede to the stags on Friday, been a while I have to admit (the Swede, not the stalking!), but in culling a wee 4 point yearling I was reminded how I prefer the big slow shove of the 30-06 rather than the violent jump/crack of the 6.5. This was with 156 grainers, just too much jump and '243 ishness over the Swede. The more I shoot the aught six the more I'm growing to love that more shall we say 'predictable' shove that you get.
do others feel the same as me?
I have to admit, I'm starting to go a bit off the .243 and 6.5, and use the .223 and 30-06 in preference. Interestingly those are the CZ/BRNO's where the .243 and 6.5 are Sako and Tikka.