This is all very interesting. I’m setting up a 7 RUM right now and I don’t really need this to be a long range rifle. I was leaning toward the heavier bullets, but with a 9.5 twist barrel, y’all have my wheels turning, thinking about smaller and faster now. Any recommendations on which hammer would work well?
I have a 7 RUM and shoot 131s at 3679. Only Hammer I ever recovered was from a buck shot at 311 yds. Bullet entered at throat, travelled full body length and lodged under hide at rump after going through ham.
Both good choices, I would likely go with the 131. I've always drifted toward better stability when talking terminal performance. The extra velocity of the 131 is also a positive. Going lighter could be fun, but sometimes finding the right powder combinations in bigger cases, and smaller bullets can be a challenge.140's
Of course if here is time, you may want to order faster twist barrel. The Hammer light weights can be sun as fast as you like without negative effect, and it opens the door for playing with the heavy weights also.