I just purchased my second Patriot. It is a Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor. I added a Nikon Buckmaster 3x9x40 scope. I have the scope on but not tightened down or bore sighted yet. I honestly just stumbled across it in a local gun shop and it ended up in my car for the trip home!! When the Patriot first came out there were a bunch on shelves in my area. Then they seemed to dry up. I really like the quality and solid feel of the Patriot line. My other Patriot is a synthetic .243 and it is very consistent and I have total confidence with it. Other than my Marlin 336 my Patriots would be very hard to part with. I am looking forward to working with my new Predator. This time of year is so very busy at this point I will just shoot some factory ammo for brass and to play a bit as time permits. This was the first factory center fire ammo purchase for me since around 2001. My home range is only 100 yds. and my club range only 200 yds. I would like to hear any discussion on these rifles and also any hand loading tips for the 6.5. I have experience with other6.5's but all are older battle rifles. I didn't really buy it to shoot a half mile but simply because of relatively light recoil, efficiency and this caliber's adaptability to hunting and target situations. I look forward to taking it on walks in the W.V. fields and woodlands.