6.5 SS and 137 Hammer Hunter

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by parshal, Apr 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM.


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  1. parshal

    parshal Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone running this combo? I'm guessing the throat may need lengthening given the 1.557" bullet length. If so, what load have you settled on?

    I've been testing the 124 (really 126 gr) hammers and they shoot very well. I came across a 7 twist Proof carbon and want to try the 137's.
     
  2. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    I will be building a new 6.5SS 1:7.5" this fall, and this is one of my two planned hunting loads to work up.
    Anxious to see if anyone has experience too.
     
  3. Clifflopez

    Clifflopez Well-Known Member

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    Steve sent me a couple to check seating depth. I was touching lands right at 2.86 in my SS. With 124s (126) I touch at 2.735.

    With my 7 twist I might have to grab some 137s and see how they fly. It’s not close enough to hunting season to load the 124s or else I’d go broke
     
  4. parshal

    parshal Well-Known Member

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    126's in mine are 2.313" at the lands with a Hornady comparator.