Originally Posted by aggie99
I am getting 2850 also with the H4350 out of a 26" barrel but the load is over the book max. There are no signs of excessive pressure and I have ran it faster but accuracy started falling off.
That is a good speed range for the 6.5SM IMO. The 6.5x55 is a tough round to load for if you go by the books. So many recipes are loaded to low pressure ratings to accommodate the older Mauser actions. So to get proper pressured loads takes a lot more experimentation sometimes with little data to follow. But the results are usually worthwhile. It is a really good cartridge IMO. A great combination of speed, recoil, and barrel life.