So as a man with not a load of cash, I felt I should get a 6.5 Creedmore. Remington barrel and action £600 MDT chassis £700 and I was in business. That was the cheapest I could get it done. I had a very cheap bushnell scope on, and decided I should upgrade, so I pulled a Kahles (NOT CHEAP) off my savage and shot Sellier and Bellot 6.5 Cm ammo. The results were quite stunning for the price. S&B is slow, but very very consistent and reliable, even out to 1400 yards. I would happily use it again, and the RRP is £0.85 a round. (I get it for a bit less at the moment).
Here is my dope table for the sellier and bellot from a 24 inch barrel. I hope this helps any other newbies like me.