Not sure what's going on there. IMHO the 6.5 is very easy to load for. It was actually it and the 30/40 Krag that got me into hand loading, as both are calibers I wanted to shoot a lot and for cheap. Its straight forward loading, I'd suggest checking your powders, stick to proven recipes and maybe give up using that old powder if its unknown data and filling the case up too much. IMR's work extremely well for me in this caliber. Good luck!