My build is just a few weeks away from completion. Rich Sherman mailed the reamer and go gauges to me awhile back and as soon as they show up they go to my gunsmith for the fitting of the barrel to the action. I have a few pieces (25ish) of fireformed brass from Rich ready to be loaded. the powder I have is : H1000 H4831sc imr4350 the bullets I have are the Berger 130gr vld hunting Matrix 150 gr vld My hopefuls are the 130 gr's and H1000 to maximize the barrel life and run this at the lower pressures like they are doing with the 6.5 SAUM 4S. I'm hoping to start a thread on the 6.5 SS and the accurate loads plus the min/max with different powders. I have both remington and Norma brass. The build specs for those who are interested. remington 700 stainless short action blueprinted PTG bolt .062 firing pin, mini16 extractor remington 40x trigger tuned PTG M5 bottom metal with Accurate mag Boyds Pro Varmint stock leupold mark 4 15 moa base Vortex precision matched rings Vortes pst viper 6-24x50 ffp Ron Smith gain twist 1:16-1:8 25" heavy varmint contour Gunsmith work by Henry Rempel.