308 and Hammer Bullets

RockyMtnMT

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I'm just guessing, but I think a .257 cal bullet with any kind of a point on it that weighs 150g in pure copper would need a 5" twist. Good luck!

Sorry for the hijack!
 

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Just put a flat point on it, wad cutter esq but with a hollow cavity. Might have the B.C of a brick but should hit hard.

Steve, the Heavy Hammer. Can a near 200gr be made to work in a 1:10 for a 30? I wanted to run the 199 hunter but I was right on the edge of stability even with the velocity mine can generate
 

RockyMtnMT

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Just put a flat point on it, wad cutter esq but with a hollow cavity. Might have the B.C of a brick but should hit hard.

Steve, the Heavy Hammer. Can a near 200gr be made to work in a 1:10 for a 30? I wanted to run the 199 hunter but I was right on the edge of stability even with the velocity mine can generate
Lol! It might be a good idea for the guys that can't get past shooting lighter than 200g in their 300's. The 181g will wind up out running it, but it will have the extra weight that does translate in to energy and more so momentum.

Brian and I will be getting together tomorrow for some shooting and load development. We have a few bullet requests that are making some sense.
 

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I won’t say there is another .30 on my to do list, there are good arguments for bullets that excell at mid range trajectory, but if I do another it will likely never see a bullet under 210 grains.
 

Raudy707

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I have always been an Accubond guy but when CA passed no lead law I went to Hammer's and Barnes LRX. I'm shooting a 308 win with 152 HH over Varget. Opening weekend was last weekend. On Sunday I shot this beautiful chocolate bear at 175 yds. He bolted at the shot and ran down into a creek bed about 100 yds away. As I was walking back to my truck I spotted a decent 3 ptr at 250 yds. I went for high shoulder since the buck was close to my property line. Dropped where he stood. Not even a kick. I recovered the deer and then met my brother who was coming to help me as he heard the impacts. This would be an hour or so later now so we went to recover the bear. We found the bear dead in the creek bed about 150 feet where I last saw him. There was a good blood trail and I hit him right in the rib cage destroying one lung the liver and passing thru and coming out with a quarter size exit by its hip. This is from a 20" barrel 308 so the velo is methodical at 2760 fps. I'm really happy with the Hammer bullets! No blood shot. Pass through with a good wound channel. I always want 2 holes in everything I shoot. Boat with 2 holes sinks faster than a boat with 1 hole. Good blood trail on the bear. Lungs were jellied in the deer and it didn't move a step. I didn't weight the bear but 167 lbs of meat tells me the bear was probably 250 lbs on the paw. I attached some pictures for you guys to check out. Hammers are the real deal.
 

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In California you never know when they're just going to up and close hunting seasons due to fire, so I took full advantage of the situation.
 

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