My first hunt is going to just be PG. I realize that this is the 'under 375' side of the house, but one of the rifles I want to bring is a .45-70, and the other is my brand new 6.5x55 Swedish. I've had terrific success with Hornady 325 FTX sitting on 51gr of RL7 against feral hogs. I've got an 1895G with the 18.5" BBL. The reason I want to bring this gun is just the challenge of hunting PG with a heavy, looping bullet. Any other bullet recommendations - the Barnes 300 solid is definitely on my RADAR, but I'm wide open to suggestions. My real question, though, is for my 6.5x55. I JUST got it, literally 2 weeks ago (Tikka T3 Hunter). I don't even have any glass for it yet, though I've already ordered (and received) dies, brass, and Hornady ELD-X 143 gr. Most of the published data for 6.5x55 is for the old Mausers and Krags, not for modern sporting firearms. I'm planning on starting just below Hornady's published max load, and then working my way up in 0.3 gr increments until I reach 2850 FPS, or I start seeing signs of over-pressure. I also want to have a go at Nosler AccuBond long range 142gr, and Berger's 140gr VLD hunter. Anyone have any non-sanctioned reloading experience with this cartridge?