Hey, I'm the newby. Swede 6.5 is my handle. Reasonn Swede 6.5?? Cause I love that rifle and caliber. Been shooting it and reloading for it since 1960. Bought me a M94 carbine for 30 bucks fresh out of the Marine Corps and the love affair began. since then I have owned over 200 of them. Have hunted everything from Elk to P-Dogs with them. And it does a slam dunk on everthing in between. It aint maybe the best or the worst caliber in the world but it works for me. And its not the only caliber I shoot.