I have a secret yearning for a 6.5 Creedmoor but I'd like a bolt or Falling Block deer hunting rifle.
One of the things the Creedmoor had going for it from the start is the availability of match quality components - brass especially. It's "match" design & efficiency started it with an excellent pedigree! Great off the shelf ammo too! The .260 Rem was designed as a hunting round & just now we see due to shooter popularity, the match components are bringing it into the lime light. The 6.5-284 had a harder road from wildcat to match round, but it has broken its way into popularity too!
Go 6.5, your time has come!