Absolute Hammer load data

Dr. Vette

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RL-26 may be on my short list also. In looking at 300 Win data for the bullet, it looks like it may work well. They are "close enough" to at least get a glimpse of what powders may work.
 

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RL-26 may be on my short list also. In looking at 300 Win data for the bullet, it looks like it may work well. They are "close enough" to at least get a glimpse of what powders may work.
The group of us that have been loading Absolute Hammers in multiple cartridges have learned to pick a powder the following 2 ways.
1. Go to Hogdon’s website and pick the same (or close to) bullet weight. Then see which ones it gives you for the highest velocity at max charge. Of those, pick the one(s) that have the lowest case fill (you’ll have to figure that out based on what you know is your case fill capacity). Steve usually suggests starting at or 1-2 gr above listed max charge and working up from there. I’m always cautious, and start 1 gr below max charge. I’ve found Steve is correct, but I always err to being overly cautious.
2. Go to Nosler load data and look at the loads for the next kisser bullet weight (ie; you’re using the 178 gr so look at the 165 gr bullet load data). See which ones give you the lowest car fill and highest velocity. Work up from there, but start below max charge.

Both these methods work and keep you from getting in trouble. We have found that the pressure spikes come on rapidly as you get to max charge for your rifle. If you can do your course pressure testing with a chronograph, it will help you easily identify when you’re getting close.
Reach out for help from any of us. GL Taylor and ButterBean are a wealth of knowledge
 

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OK. That's similar to what I have been observing with the load data sheet. I will take a closer look at the data vs fill.
From what I can see that might be H100V, but I only have 1 pound of that here, and based on the load data sheet was going to try it for the 30-06.
 

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OK. That's similar to what I have been observing with the load data sheet. I will take a closer look at the data vs fill.
From what I can see that might be H100V, but I only have 1 pound of that here, and based on the load data sheet was going to try it for the 30-06.
I’m shooting the 116’s out of my 270AI using 90 gr load data
 

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OK. That's similar to what I have been observing with the load data sheet. I will take a closer look at the data vs fill.
From what I can see that might be H100V, but I only have 1 pound of that here, and based on the load data sheet was going to try it for the 30-06.
With the 162 gr Absolute, I used Benchmark in my 30-06 with great results. 3024 fps and half minute moa or less depending upon how I’m shooting that day.
 

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280 AI, 58.5 grs, H 4350, Fed. 215 M, 140 gr. AH and 1/8 turn Lee FCD gives 3228 with an es of 16 fps.

A 1/4 turn gave me an es of 8 fps with two shots cutting each other and a flyer which was me so I may shoot the 1/4 turn one more time.

With no crimp or a very light crimp it shoots 3/8 inch.

The group below is 1/8 turn on the Lee FCD.
 

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Well after lurking for years, the community support for the AHs got me to join and share results. 1st Post.

Savage 11 Action
260 Rem 123 AH
26" 1:8 barrel
Starline Brass
Federal 210s
COAL 2.8185
H4895


load Vel
38.2 2900
38.4 2903
38.6 2925
38.8 2943
39 2955
39.2 2973
39.4 2978
39.6 2987
39.8 3009
40 3030

No pressure signs at all so I will load up to 41gr in the next few weeks.
Savage 11 Action
260 Rem 123 AH
26" 1:8 barrel
Starline Brass
Federal 210s
COAL 2.8185
H4895

Load Velocity
40.2 3040
40.4 3028
40.6 3047
40.8 3064
41 3073 Ejector Mark
41.2 3090 Ejector Mark
41.4 3115 Heavy Bolt lift

I tested this range several times, the drop for the 40.4 load was consistent in every test.
 

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