I have a bunch of H-4895 for some reason... It seems rather light per volume, plus it measures well from a powder thrower. So I figured that I would see how it did in the 6.5x55 Swede.
Why burn a bunch of powder on targets..??
I used Lapua Brass, Federal 210 match primers, a 3.100 COL and a light roll crimp.
Using a 120 grain Sierra Match King Boat-Tail, the best load came out using 38.0 grains of H-4895 (for this powder)
From my CG-63 I had an average of 2,785 fps and a 1.1 inch group at 100 yards.
From my m/96 I had an average of 2,749 fps and a 0.75 inch group at 100 yards.
It was a little dirty around the neck but not horrible.
I also tried this powder with the 140 grain SMK's and I could never get a group under 2 inches with either rifle...Go figure.....