143 Hammer Hunters 28 Nosler Loads

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  1. Doc88

    Doc88 Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about trying these in my 28 Nosler. What Powder is recommended or is anyone using in this combination? Thanks. 8 twist 26" barrel if that matters.
     
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  3. Axl

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    Mines a 9 twist. Running R33 @3480 ave of 3 groups @ 500 yards is 2".
    tried r26 better vel. but larger groups.
     
  4. Ed AO

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    Have you confirmed their bc or is it lower like Litz has it?
     
  5. Doc88

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    Saw some info on H1000 and Retumbo. Only reason I'm thinking these 2 is I'm going to Alberta. Temp stable powder is prolly helpful . However I did take some of my 195 Bergers with RL33 and
    put them in my YETI for about an hour just to see what happened . Nothing scientific . They ran 3050 at about 85F and 2980 out of the cooler on ice . That was only .25 MOA at 600 yds according to my AP app . I verified that on target at 500yds. Thetefore RL33 doesn't scare me as much as it used to. Others may offer more experience.
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    I run the 143 in a 7mm RUM a little over 3,600 fps with Reloder 26, magnum primers brought the ES way down.
     
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    Havent seen Litz's bc on these. But it came out a little lower in the little bit of testing I did. They dropped 2" more at 500 than strelok had them drop.
     
  8. Boman

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    Why are you guys running such light bullets? I get the extreme velocity but this is usually a heavy bullet crowd? What gives?
     
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    I may be wrong as I don't have any experience with Hammer Bullets or any other monolithic bullet but higher velocity allows for these bullets to expand better. Therefore lighter and faster in a given cartridge. Others including Steve from Hammer Bullets may chime in on this.
     
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    duplicate post
     
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    If you run the ballistics comparing a heavy vs light bullet it takes ~over 1,000 yards for the heavy bullet to catch up. If you look at the MPB range it is pretty impressive too....just point and shoot.
    Light and fast is a fun option that I think everyone should try.
    Steve at Hammer has a 6.5 Lapua improved....
    let that sink in a minute.
     
  12. Ed AO

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    thanks
     
  13. Zen Archery

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    As one who has dropped some of the biggest hogs Ive ever shot with an uber light 110gr Hammer Bullet out of a creedmoor. you will be very satisfied with the results.
     
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    The alloy that they use in these seems to be (operative phrase) even less dense than a Barnes, for example. So, for a long bullet the weight is still less than we'd expect, and much less than a lead core bullet.

    This in turn allows for faster speeds, as does their unique rings and decreased bearing surface. I couldn't imagine getting 3550fps from a Barnes 7mm 131 if such a bullet existed based on my experience using the 150TTSX.

    And, as noted, you will be very pleased with their real-life performance.
     
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