Absolute Hammer load data

Calvin45

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LRH pretty much turning into a Hammer bullets sales site. I sure they are great bullets but I am pretty sure they are not the only bullets that gets the job done. Sorry Bean.
I mean this particular thread is explicitly about hammer bullets…. It’s not like it’s a case of hammer bullets having taken over a discussion that started out being about something else.

that being said, i feel what your saying…they sure are making a big buzz…a while ago I would have been tempted to have said that lrh was turning into a promotional site for Sherman cartridges…those are still alive and well but the buzz has subsided and I think it will for this product as well, praying that they’re still alive and well and with us forever but at present I think it’s just that to many they’re not old news yet.
 

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LRH pretty much turning into a Hammer bullets sales site. I sure they are great bullets but I am pretty sure they are not the only bullets that gets the job done. Sorry Bean.
There are tons of great bullets on the market and I have used most of them with great success, But as of right now and IMO the Hammers are at the top of the heap
 

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Little more .300 weatherby testing
Mark v .300wby
24”, 1:10”
Imr-4451
Cci-250
Weatherby brass new
1/8 Lee fcd
3.610” coal.

80gr—3285
80.5gr—3290 faint ejector
81gr—3314
81.5gr—3340
82gr—3370 ejector marks getting slightly heavier, at this point it’s pretty heavy
82.5gr—3392…still heavy ejector so I stopped.
Decent group at 80gr. Will probably play with a few charges from 79-81 to see where the groups take me.
 

SeboCreek

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Anyone tried 120 hammers in 280ai. Got Rel 16,19,22,23,26 and h4831sc, h1000, h4350. Loads I found only talk Rel 17 and others I don’t have. Are 16 and 17 close to interchangeable on weight charges? Sorry a lot there.
 

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I haven’t read all 73 pages so if this has already been asked, I apologize! I’m loading 143 HHs in my 24” 9.25 twist 280 Remington. This is a very accurate load at just under 3000 fps but I’m wanting to try one of the Absolutes(119, 130, or 140). I saw in the load data that Hand Skills was loading 140s at 3240……anyone else have any experience with any of these and/or any recommendations?
 

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Anyone tried 120 hammers in 280ai. Got Rel 16,19,22,23,26 and h4831sc, h1000, h4350. Loads I found only talk Rel 17 and others I don’t have. Are 16 and 17 close to interchangeable on weight charges? Sorry a lot there.
Look at the Absolute Hammer data. I believe the 119’s with BL- C(2) in the 280 AI. I want to say over 3400 fps. Not the 120 Hunters but close.
 

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More test data:

Tikka T3
xcaliber 270 win 1-7 twist, 24" done by Crown Ridge
139gr AH
Win Brass 1x fired, neck turned, primer pocket uniformed, trimmed & full Length sized
3.388 COAL
1/8 turn crimp LEE FCD
CCI 200 primers

78 deg F.

Staball 6.5
53.0 2940
54.0 3043 Slight primer flattening
55.0 3078 Slight primer flattening
55.5 3095 Slight primer flattening
56.0 3143 Slight primer flattening
56.5 3168 Slight primer flattening + Slight primer crater
57.0 3189 Slight primer flattening + Slight primer crater
57.5 3198 Ejector + primer leak - Stop
54-57gr = 0.7in group


Reloder 26
56.0 2931
57.0 2973
58.0 3031
58.5 3005
59.0 3054
59.5 3088
60.0 3098 End of ladder. No Pressure, only have 1-2 grains more capacity left

I'm pretty happy with the top end of Staball and probably will check groups in the 56-56.5 gr range.
Interesting that RL 26 is holding its own here as well. I *might* be able to hit 3150 ish without too much compression, but even then that matches Staball's performance.

The only powder I would consider trying would be H4350, we'll see if I go for groups with Staball or run the H4350 ladder.
 
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Got my birthday present today so did some testing with it. This is a brand new rifle so maybe it’ll speed up a bit later. I shot 2, then ran a couple patches through, let the barrel cool and fired 2 more.

high tech custom rifles
7mm rem mag
24” lilja, 1:8”
Peterson brass, new
1/8 lee fcd
Magnetospeed sporter
Cci-250

172gr AH
IMR-4451
59–2855
60–2875
61–2923
62–2938
63–3036
63.5–3024
64–3047
64.5–forgot to plug in the ms
65–3112
64-65gr had the faintest ejector mark

155gr AH
IMR-4451
61–2940
62–3041
63–3060
63.5–3105
64–3092
64.5–3148
65–???
65.5–3194
65+ very faint ejector mark

should have room to run on both of these but may run groups with 65gr of the 172s to see how those shoot
 

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Decided to test H4350:

Tikka T3
xcaliber 270 win 1-7 twist, 24" done by Crown Ridge
139gr AH
Win Brass 1x fired, neck turned, primer pocket uniformed, trimmed & full Length sized
3.388 COAL
1/8 turn crimp LEE FCD
CCI 200 primers

62 deg F.

H4350
52.0 2913
53.0 3000
53.5 3020
54.0 3046
54.5 3058
55.0 3083
55.5 3123
56.0 3142
56.5 3153
57.0 3180

No significant pressure signs yet.

55-57gr = 0.63 in group
 

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Anyone tried the 162gr .308 in a 300 WSM with IMR-4831 or RL-25? I didn't see either in the spreadsheet and at 73 pages, I gave up and decided to post after getting 8 pages in...
 
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