I have had the itch to get a varmint rifle lately. The 204 Ruger was going to be what scratched that itch, but I ran across something today that has me going in another direction. I was reading about someone's success with their T/C Compass in 6.5 Creedmoor using 85gr Sierra bullets. They were getting groups of about 1/2" with them out of the Compass' 1:8 twist barrel. I just so happen to have a Compass, it just so happens to be chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, and I just so happened to have pimped the hell out of that gun with a Boyd's thumbhole stock and an aftermarket trigger that makes the stock one look like a Glock's trigger. You see where I'm going with this? Over a healthy dose of Reloader 17, I could push that 85gr pill to around 3,300 - 3,400 FPS out of my Compass. I could push a 100gr pill to around 3,200 FPS. That's not quite up to 204 Ruger velocities, but it's also firing a bullet 2-3 times heavier. I'm guessing it would knock yotes over beautifully, and would do a number on prairie dog colonies if I can ever make it up North or West to shoot at one. The only thing the 204 Ruger really has over this set up is the price. I can buy 35gr varmint bullets for around $0.12 per bullet, whereas these 85gr-100gr bullets are closer to $0.30-$0.40 per bullet. Thoughts?