The 6.5x55 mm calibre is also known as the 6.5x55 Swedish by the SAAMI and the 6.5x55 SE by the CIP. It is a bottlenecked rimless cartridge developed in 1891 for use in the new service rifles of the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway. Despite its seemingly old age, the 6.5x55 Swedish is a very popular cartridge for hunting large mammals in Europe, especially in Scandinavia, and in North America. The 6.5x55 Swedish is mainly used to hunt reindeer and moose in Scandinavia, and roe deer and other medium-sized mammals in most other countries. Its low recoil combined with outstanding accuracy and high sectional density that give the bullet deep penetration make it a popular sports cartridge. Although very few modern guns are made for this calibre, it still remains popular, which is why Winchester offers a load with the famous 9.07-gram (140-grain) Power Point bullet.