7mm 169 Hammer Hunters BC

Northkill

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I would like to hear from others who have shot the 169 Hammer Hunters at long range... What actual BC did you come up with? I'm seeming to come up short - needed about 6.2 mils elevation for 925 yds with my "0" at 200 yd. and an MV of 3,080. I didn't do the calculations to see exactly what that makes the BC... Like to hear what more of you have found on this. Likely has been other posts, but I must not have hit the right key words to find them.
 

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Strelok Pro puts it between .272 and .276 with your data. Hammer lists .285.
I appreciate that. Was hoping to hear from others to see what their personal experiences have been, but this is helpful.
 

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I run the 199gr hammer in my 300 Norma imp and they come up right around what Steve posed them at. G7 of .299. I don't have a ton of testing with them but I've had them out past 900. If you look when he lifts what they are some say estimated some say calculated from bullet drop. The 199's are calculated from bullet drop. Hope that helps
 

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This will explain the variations;
 

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This will explain the variations;
Yes, the article on the Absolute Hunters. I've seen that. Hoping someone with 7mm / 169 HH's comes on to share some personal experience, but I do appreciate this helpfulness a lot.
 

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I run the 199gr hammer in my 300 Norma imp and they come up right around what Steve posed them at. G7 of .299. I don't have a ton of testing with them but I've had them out past 900. If you look when he lifts what they are some say estimated some say calculated from bullet drop. The 199's are calculated from bullet drop. Hope that helps
Yes sir. I noticed that. Unfortunately the 169's are listed as Estimated, so I was hoping to hear from others if they were seeing similar results as myself or if this is an anomaly - or if another factor is off, such as an inaccurate chrono... This is our busy work season and I don't have time to play around a lot with it so figured I'd try this forum as a start. Thanks though. Someday I'll get me a 300 Norma Imp! Like em.
 

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Just went out and shot these today out of my 28 nosler. MV 3250-3270fps. I shot a 1 3/4" group at 400 yards, but it was 2" low or 1/2 MOA low. In order for me to gain that 1/2 MOA (from 4.3 to 4.7 correction) I'd need to go from .285 G7 to .210 G7. on the ballistic calculator. I'll need to do more verification at longer yardages. It'll become apparent quite fast out past 800. Just play with the G7 numbers on your ballistic app until the correction matches how low you were hitting, if you know the true velocity. Let me know what you find also please!! But man these bullets are accurate and consistent. May just be an 800 yard max range killing bullet, which is as far as I'd ever like to stretch at an animal anyway.
 

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So for overall inputs are you guys going to use a average for everything in app for hunting or are you going to adjust as you go

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Buck
 

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So for overall inputs are you guys going to use a average for everything in app for hunting or are you going to adjust as you go

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Buck
Well once I know my average velocity, by chronoing my bullet, I just adjust the BC to get the correct elevation. Especially in this case when the bullet has an "estimated" BC.
 

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