I’ve put the Hammer Hunters to the test so far this year and have been very impressed. I load for a group of hunting buddies and made the switch in all rifles this year to all Hammer Hunters to give them a thorough test. So far they have been flawless on two bull elk, four mule deer and seven whitetail. Primarily shooting the 181 HH’s out of the 30-378 Weatherby’s and the 300 RUM. The 117 HH’s out of the only Weatherby 270 mag and the 166 HH’s out of the 300WSM’s. All one shot one kills without a single bullet recovered. The only animals that needed any sort of track job were the ones that were shot behind the shoulder in the lungs and those went less than 100yds with a great blood trail. These are results from ranges between 80yds to nearly 700yds. Overall I couldn’t be more satisfied with the results on terminal performance and even happier with their accuracy. When it comes to Hammer Bullets, I have no dog in the fight, I’m only a customer and a very happy one at that. If you’re concern with high velocity blow ups, I shot a doe with the Weatherby 270 mag last at 90yds with the 117 HH’s at 3600fps (Broadside double lung) with a perfect pass through with a 2” exit.I have decided to make some hand loads for my 6.5prc. I was going to go with some 140 grain accubonds but now im thinking I want to give the Sledgehammer or hammer hunter a try. I am curious how they will hold up at higher velocities on deer sized game? I recently used my ELDx bullets on a deer hunt and had some explosive results with no exit at ~75 yards. I understand any bullet can have this result at close ranges and higher speeds but im trying to minimize that as much as possible with proper bullet selection. The ELDx bullet did kill the animal but I prefer two holes. Will the sledgehammers do the job for me? Which weight class sledgehammer should I try in my 6.5prc 8 twist Christensen arms mesa with a 24inch barrel? I would like to try and keep muzzle velocity above 2800fps since all my shots will be under 400 yards with 90% being under 250 yards so flat shooting is key (very little to no dope dialing with this setup). thanks!