35 gr 224 hammer hunter

timmymic

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Does anyone have experience with the 35 gr 224 hammer hunter? Looking for a good bullet to put in my 1:14 twist 22-250 for deer. This is one of the only non varmint bullets I can find that will stabilize in that slow twist.
 

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64 gr power point, 55 gr sp would both be better options. 35 just wont carry the necessary energy IMO. Ive also shot a few in heart with a 52 gr Seirra HPBT. Devastated the vitals. Didnt know what hit them.
 

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64 gr should they are short bullets. The 55 can be borderline but most that I have been around have. Also check my edit to my first post.
 

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You may also check out the sierra 55 hpbt gameking pretty tough bullet it holds together well not sure on the 14 twist just give sierra techs a call they will be able to tell you
 

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Would a 52 gr eldm just explode like a varmint load at that speed? Guessing somewhere around 3600 FPS?
 

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Thanks for the suggestion! Will those stabilize in a 1:14?
I run Speer 50 grain tnt in my 1/14 22-250 for everything from woodchucks to deer and well whatever needs shooting at the time. I’ll attach a pic of that bullet recovered from a whitetail shot at 479 yards lodged under the hide behind the opposite shoulder. She walked a couple steps after impact then laid down and died. I’ve used Sierra 52-53 grain hp as well but they don’t hold together. Last fall I shot a doe at 50 yards with my sons 22-250 and a hornady 52 bthp and she dropped stone dead. She was fully mature and quartering toward us! I think that if you get much lighter in weight than 50 grains your going to be jeopardizing penetration beyond 100 yards. I had 35 grain Berger’s up to 4400 FPS just for the smile but didn’t load any for deer. They shot at 1/2” tho.
 

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This ole boy fell to the 50 grain tnt as well. Teach him to lock a doe down in the pasture while I was watching cartoons with the kids in the morning. Just so happens I can see the pasture from the couch while enjoying coffee. Yes I did have to get dressed for the pic!!
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This ole boy fell to the 50 grain tnt as well. Teach him to lock a doe down in the pasture while I was watching cartoons with the kids in the morning. Just so happens I can see the pasture from the couch while enjoying coffee. Yes I did have to get dressed for the pic!!View attachment 222266

How far of a shot did you take on this buck and how far did he run after the shot? He’s a dandy for sure.
 

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How far of a shot did you take on this buck and how far did he run after the shot? He’s a dandy for sure.
He was a 90 yard shot, shot him in the neck (only shot I had) as he was bedded with a hot doe. In all honesty I’ve never had a deer go much more than 30 yards.
 

timmymic

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Barnes 45gr TSX-FB is rated for a 14" twist and has reloading data for it (in the 22-250) on their web site.
Home run!

agreed this would be the perfect bullet. I haven’t been able to find a single box in stock! Anyone know where to find them?
 

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