Slickshooter, with that background you are amongst friends for sure. I have a number of 6.5(s), however mine are all Swedish Mausers. I handload for them, currently I'm getting 2775 FPS pushing a 140 Gr. Nosler Partition. What caliber did you use on that bear in your avatar? I have a prediction for you, keep reading AH and you'll be headed for Africa sooner than you thought probable.