Been working on a 3 Absolute Hammer bullets.
140 gr 7mm/.284, 123 gr. 6.5mm/.264, & 90 gr. .257.
1) .280AI 24” (1-9.5). Proven load: 140 gr. TTSX w/ 61 gr. RL22 @ 3137 FPS, (Fed 215M). As a starting point I used the exact same load behind the 140 AH. Average: 3094 FPS, good accuracy & no pressure signs. Figured RL22 was to slow, but a good place to get a feel for how they act.
Next: Hybrid 100 V
58 gr. 3129 FPS
59 gr. 3170 FPS
60 gr. 3216 FPS
61 gr. 3309 FPS
62 gr. 3317 FPS
Good accuracy with all, and no pressure indications. I’ll save a few and stick with the 62 gr. load for this hunting season.
26 Nosler 26” (1-8) Proven load: 124 gr. Hammer Hunter, 89 gr. US869 @ 3457 FPS. (Fed 215M)
Test: RL33 with 123 gr. Absolute Hammer
78 gr. 3246 FPS
79 gr. 3284 FPS
80 gr. 3353 FPS
Slight ejector mark @ 80 gr. All showed good accuracy. Stopped, and will stick with Hammer Hunter load for upcoming season.
.25-06 24” (1-10) Proven load: 103 gr. Hammer Hunter w/59 gr. IMR7977. @ 3255 FPS (Fed 210)
Test: 90 gr. Absolute Hammer w/IMR 4350
52 gr. 3110 FPS
53 gr. 3229 FPS (Wow! Big jump for +1 grain.)
54 gr. 3245 FPS (slight ejector mark)
Good accuracy with all weights.
Test: 90 gr. Absolute Hammer w/Hybrid 100 V
51 gr. 3127 FPS
52 gr. 3336 FPS
53 gr. 3337 FPS
54 gr. 3349 FPS (very slight ejector mark)
55 gr. 3422 FPS ( heavy ejector mark)
Backed off to 53 gr. load and will use this for upcoming season, as it’s under 1/2” moa, and proven itself to 600 yards.