I haven't been able to shoot the 6.5 for TOOOOO long but got a minute today and wanted to see what the velocity potential was in the SS. I loaded up some 160 blems that I had left with Norma brass, BR2 primer, 60 and 61 grains of Retumbo. The 60 grain load clocked @ 3006' on the " SPEEDNEATO"
and the 61 grain load at 3040'. The 61 grain load was showing some bolt stiffness but the primer pockets were still tight and this was the eighth firing with this brass. This is some serious pop with a bullet near .700 b.c. in a true short action rifle with a 26" barrel. As soon as I get some more 160's, I want to work up some good long range accuracy loads and see what it will do. I really want to pop an elk at 1000+ with this combo. I may have to pack two rifles to the blind and shoot the far ones with the 30/375 S.I.