Brithunter mentioned that he had a 6.5x54 Mannlicher rifle, and I notice how many deer hunters here use some sort of 6.5mm.
Do any more of you shoot this older rifle?
I used to own a 6.5x54 Mannlicher Schoenauer, 1952 Carbine with a Zeiss 4x. I got it from the original owner, and elderly gentleman who was selling it, a Stery M Luxus carbine in .30-06, and an MCA rifle in .270 Win. I just could not let it fall into the wrong hands. I only hunted with it for one year, and never loaded for it, because it came with over 120 rounds of RWS ammunition. What a lovely rifle! I sold it to a friend who had been searching for an affordable one for years. It is about the epitome of weight, balance, and power for truly stalking the hills and woods. It mounts like a good 28 gauge shotgun. The low recoil and slick action makes a second shot very fast.
I know it has been popular in the UK, because I have run across so many rifles or carbines ( not many full stock ) which were stocked by Westley Richards and other gun makers.