6.5 x 284 and Hammers

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  1. shphtr

    shphtr Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2006
    I have a 6.5 x 284 Cooper Backcountry and have ordered some Hammer 124 gr and 137 gr. bullets and am looking for anyone’s experience with these, particularly starting loads. Anticipated use will be for sheep hunting.IMR 4831, Retumbo, H1000, RL 23 and RL 26? Any suggestions or guidance appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  2. dougduey

    dougduey Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Use Retumbo for the 137 gr and H4831 for the 124 gr bullets.
    You'll end up around 57-58 gr or higher with the 137's
    I can't remember what my final load was with the 124 gr, but I'll get back to you on that. You'll love these bullets

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