I was picking up on some threads/ write ups that often say the 6.5 x 55 lacks down range energy and rapidly tails off after the 200 yard mark. I was looking at the federal cartridge site and if you were to compare a 140gr 6.5 soft point to a 150gr .308 soft point the energies at 300 yards are 1341 to 1338 respectively. I would say there wasn't much in this?? Bullet drop on the 6.5 is only a further inch more at this range also. I know this is just one comparison example, and there would certainly be more to consider. For my sutuation, most of my shots are within 200 yards, and would probably go to a maximum of 300 say on the hill. I'd like to hear from those using the 6.5 in practical terms as to how it compares/ performs to other rifles at longer ranges.