Last year I picked up a used 15 inch SSK Encore barrel in 6.5X55, and put it on the back burner till deer season was over. Now it's time to start load development and I could use a little help. I have Contenders in 6.5 JDJ, and 6.5X30 JDJ that push 120gr bullets about 2400 fps, and I was looking for the Swede to push 125gr Partitions, 130gr Accubonds, and 140gr Ballistic Tips to 2500 fps or more. Most load data in the manuals seems a little weak out of respect for the older rifles out in circulation, so is it possible to achieve the velocities I'm looking for out of the 15 inch barrel? I have 130gr Accubonds and 140gr Ballistic Tips on order now, and should be in next week. Any and all suggestions for my new project are appreciated.