Hello to all. This is my first post on LRH, but I have been a looooong time “Lurker”. For the last few years I have come to fall in love with the .264/6.5 caliber . . .I’ve owned a .260 Rem that shot well, but was stolen out of my truck . . .a M96 in 6.5x55 Swede which has become a fun, accurate, LOVE of the 6.5 . . .a friend who has a 6.5x284IMP which I have got to play with on several kills, one being a ranged 698 yard Spring Bok in Free State, SA ! ! ! But the little Swede has kind of grown on me. Recently I came across a Remington 700 Classic in the 6.5x55 Swede and had to have it! I’ve wanted to stoke my M96 with some serious powder charges to see what my MAX potential would be from this cartridge, but I just didn’t want to take the chance with the old action. Now with the 700 action I’m ready to test the limits! The rifle only sports a 22” barrel, so I know I probably will not see a huge jump in performance, but I would like to see what my hottest most accurate 140gr. load will be. I have read MANY 6.5 threads here and other forums about the 6.5x55 Swede, but I have a few questions that I have not found answers to . . . so, here they are; 1. Has anyone used/tried the Hodgdon Superformance powder in the Swede (or any of the 6.5 calibers similar to it) and if so what was your load and how did you like it? The Superformance is kind of the “middle of the road” between RL19, VVn160, H4831&SC and then RL22, VVn560, Win 780. 2. I’m also looking for anyone who has a Rem. 700 in the Swede who handloads and what is your pet loads? I have only found one other post on the net about this combination and it wasn’t as fulfilling as I wanted . . .so, any other owners please chime in . . . even some of you with the Win. M70 Featherweights, I would like to hear your pet loads too. I’m going to give this 700 a whirl . . .if it does not shoot like I’m looking for, then I just may rebarrel it to a 6.5x55IMP with a 24” tube. I want to get to that “magic” 2900fps zone without going to the 6.5x284. Not that there is a problem with the 6.5x284. I know. . .”but you’re talking 6.5x55IMP. . . that is a change to the Swede case”! What can I say . . . ? ? ? Any thoughts or opinions let’s hear them. Thanks P.S. Sorry if I’m beating a bunch of old 6.5 material . . .but I just haven’t read it yet!