it seems like it would be a dandy round for deer..in the 270 class which would be pretty hard to beat..i'd just like one because it's something diffrent..i do believe savage makes it in the 116 weather warrior series..but with a 22" barrel. It might cost a little bit of velocity, in a 22" tube but i'll bet a deer would never know the diffrence..
I have a 6.5/06 and two .260's. I love them all. The 6.5/06 has a douglas barrel in 26 inch length. It will flat smoke a deer. I have killed deer in KS (170 class) MO and PA with it never had one take a step. From ranges out to 400 yards. IMO it is twice the caliber a .270 is with allot of reload options. Mine likes 4831 and for hunting I either shoot 100 or 120 grain Nosler BT or 120 Sierra Pro hunters. Both the 6.5/06 and the .260 will flat hammer a deer with these bullets. I can get the 6.5/06 up over 3,000 fps pretty easy. I would say the 6.5/284 would be almost identical to my 6.5/06.
Take your kids hunting and you won't have to hunt for your kids..