124 gr Hammer does the job

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Lpart, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Lpart

    Lpart Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from AK and the 124 gr Hammer did an excellent job on a Dall Sheep. High shoulder shot. Made a mess of the shoulders and either bone or bullet fragments caught the front of the lungs. Exit was slightly more than 1/2". I think the petals came off and the rear of the bullet exited. At any rate, the sheep was bedded and sleeping never moved a muscle at 306 yards. DRT.

    Larry with Sheep 2.jpg
     
  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a lot of fun!
     
  3. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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    Very cool!!! I am pretty sure that is the first doll sheep to get Hammered. Your ram is beautiful!

    Can you tell us about your rifle and load?

    Steve
     
  4. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Oh man! Congrats on a beautiful trophy.
     
  5. Vortex!

    Vortex! Well-Known Member

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    Nice! What caliber and cartridge?
     
  6. kai

    kai Well-Known Member

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    What was the impact velocity?
     
  7. Lpart

    Lpart Well-Known Member

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    Rifle was a 6.5 Creedmoor built on trued 700 short action in Iota Kremlin stock, 24" Bartlein #4 8 twist, Jewell trigger and Nigtforce NXS 2.5-10x32. 42.8 gr H4350 seated 2.224 to ogive in Alpha brass with Fed 210 primer. Muzzle vel 2898, impact vel 2417.
     
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  8. sable tireur

    sable tireur Well-Known Member

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    I thought you might like to see your smiling face a little more clearly...

    Nice ram! Good Shot.
     
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  9. Lpart

    Lpart Well-Known Member

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    Thank you
     
  10. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    A beautiful rifle and a bad-a$$ rifle.
    CONGRATULATIONS