So I was at the LGS the other day and today, on the shelf they have a Thompson Center Compass 2 compact in 6.5 Creedmoor with a 16.5" barrel. I have been pondering a 6.5 Creedmoor purchase as a hunting rifle for some time. It's popular enough to have a good selection of projectiles and yet almost the same price as 308 Winchester ammo give or take a buck. I would be using it primarily for deer and maybe elk, 300 yards as a general maximum and 500 yards as an extreme maximum (it would have to be 100% all conditions are right scinario and even then I don't like to walk that far or risk an unethical shot). So my question to all of you is have you used a 16.5" 6.5 creedmoor for hunting or at all? Is it effective? Or would you not consider it at all? Also it would be used in the Willamette unit and surrounding area and Eastern Oregon. Thank you for your input!