Ah, that's why you're getting the drop then, must admit for me 6.5 CM (and 6.5 Swede) is a 24" minimum rifle to get the best out of the cartridge, but sounds like its working for you! A buddy of mine shoots fallow at 250 plus with a 6.5 grendel so your set up is going to be beating that on power even with the short barrel
Yes - I agree that to get much more than 2700fps you probably need the longer barrel. I even have a 24” barrel on order.
But at the moment everything I shoot at has been falling over as quick as I need it to.
I’ve actually started to think that instead of rebarrelling my CM, I’ll get a PRC made up...