Gel test Hammer vs Accubond

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I don't know much to anything about these bullets, just curious as to why one turned into a wadcutter and one came completely unwound?
 

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I don't know much to anything about these bullets, just curious as to why one turned into a wadcutter and one came completely unwound?
They both did the same thing, just a difference in the bullet size itself. The shorter bullet with the petals pictured has a smaller shank because it is a smaller bullet. The other one just has a larger shank, as it is a larger bullet. The petals did the same thing, they just aren't pictured with the bullet apparently.
 

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If you look at the pic I posted the retained bullets are sitting on top of the gel blocks.
 

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Very cool. Question, does ballistic gel in any way represent the resistance of bone or only flesh (which is what I would guess)? Reason I ask, is it seems if you shot behind the shoulder you'd get pretty good penetration and expansion, but I am curious as to how to measure gel test performance against a shoulder shot on a Bull Elk - which is pretty stout, as are the shoulders of Rky Mtn Goats and all bears especially the big ones. I know you'd have to be a fool to take a 7mm against a Brownie with 140gr bullets, I'm just curious on bone perf in general.
 

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I'm not sure about accubond being one of the very best hunting bullets. I'd take my swift sciroccos or swift a-frame over an accubond any day, and by the looks of the hammer bullet coming apart, I gotta say no thanks there either. My sciroccos and a-frame retain at least 90% of their weight, and as far as that goes, I have several boxes of old norma bullets that have retained 90% of their weight also in the tests I've ran.
 

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I see excellent expansion from mostly all monos. I'd be great to see a comparison of Hammers vs Barnes TSX and the Hornady GMX. From the recovered Bullet Photo Gallery I am seeing a bit of a difference between the alloys used and/or cavity design, for Barnes and Hornady, based on the peelback characteristic.
 

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Stupid question... So, what’s the difference between Hammers and Lehigh Controlled Chaos? From what I’ve read, the construction principal is the same. I don’t follow industry ins and outs...
 

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Excellent Test, and well presented!! Not being familiar with the design and construction of Hammer Bullets, (as I am primarily a White Tail Deer hunter), I tend to ignore super tough bullets, unless prepping for an occasional Elk Hunt. I have been VERY pleased with the excellent results of the 130 Grn Nosler Ballistic Tip bullet, used in my .270 Win. hand loads ., at 3050 FPS , on Deer at 100 to 130 yards . For my next elk hunt , using a .300 Weatherby Mag , I will try your 165 Grn. Hammer Bullets . Thank you for this excellent study!!
 
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