After years of of on and off tinkering with my Winchester Feather Weight 6.5x55 I finaly found a load it likes. The load is a127 Barnes LRX seated .05 off the rifling over 45 grains of RL22 and a Rem 9 and a half primer. This load really shoots with my test load putting 3 shots into .287 of an inch at 100 yards. My scope is a 3x9-50 Leupold European. When I put this load together I was really hoping it would push those 127 out the 22 inch barrel over 2800fps. Well I ran 3 over the chronograph and only got 2744 average speed. So I was not really impressed until I looked in my Barnes manual and saw that 44.0 grains out of a 24 inch barrel only produced 2619 I believe for velocity. Well now my load looked pretty good 1 grain more powder and almost 130 fps faster with a 22 inch barrel. This will give me a 550 yard hunting rifle with little recoil and still fairly light to pack around. I have always liked this catridge and was still kicking my self for selling my sporterized military rifle until now. Any thoughts that could make this setup better or if that velocity sounds about right are welcome.