169gr Hammer Hunter in 7 STW

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  1. Montana73

    Montana73 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Has anyone loaded the 169gr Hammer Hunter in their 7 STW and found success with a specific load? I have a 1-8 twist 26 inch barrel. If so, would you be so kind as to share your load data and what you found in fps on your load? Thanks in advance. I'd like to go with this data to Superior Ammunition to start building me an initial set of test loads for my rifle.
     
  2. JohnnieB

    JohnnieB Well-Known Member

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    Used a 169HH on a 265lb boar out of a 7mm Wby, at 3105 fps. 221 yard shot. Massive internal damage as the pedals came off, base went clean through. Ran 40 yards and poof...dead. I'm very pleased with the bullet. Also my only experience with it.
     
  3. JMW67

    JMW67 Previously mwhitaker

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    Give H-1000 between 80 and 82 a try or imr8133 between 82 and 84 with mag primers
     
  4. Montana73

    Montana73 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Some have said a load for 175gr bullets will work to push 169gr Hammer Hunters due to Hammer reduced pressure. Does this seem right for Hammer loaders?
     
  5. Montana73

    Montana73 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    80-82 H1000 seems high?
     
  6. JMW67

    JMW67 Previously mwhitaker

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    This is where I found accuracy in my rifle with no pressure issues
     
  7. Montana73

    Montana73 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I’m surprised that nobody else in the 7 STW community hadn’t loaded this 169gr HH. Thought more would like this round as a good single bullet for antelope, deer and elk.
     
  8. Doc88

    Doc88 Well-Known Member

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    You might use Barnes Bullets load data as a start since they are a monolithic bullet as well. I use the 143 Hammer in my STW but I have a 9 twist barrel. The 169 will be a beast no doubt.