Any kills with the 169's. I like the heavier bullets but cannot shoot the 177's in my rifle due to the twist rate of the barrel. the 169's might just be the ticket when I need to shoot a solid copper bullet.Good choice too. The Hammers usually push a little faster - just have a lower BC. I also run a load with the 169 HH at 3,050 fps. with RE-26 / 69 gr. A very consistent load also. Never tried the 155 HH's.
Gotta make sure the tips are open and clean. Can make all the difference.I have shot a number of animals over the past years, including a sheep and a bunch of deer with the 180 Hybrids at various ranges. One and done. Was very happy with the cartridge.
But, last fall, I knocked down two deer-both got up and ran. Bit of a shock, because prior experience was the same as above reported above-one shot and done. Found one the next day-shot through the lungs at about 350 yards, traveled about 500 yards. Last minutes of legal shooting time, no snow or blood for tracking.
And as I indicated above the 180 Hybrids shoot a dime size group, at Gunwerks published speed.
Love the accuracy, just wondered if there was something better.
I expect that was a hard decision to stomach.By the way, this rifle which I sold since was one of the most accurate rifles that I have ever owned. it would not print a jagged hole, but one hole that looked like only one bullet went through it. Why did I sell? Hornady brass issues not lasting more than two firings and availability of them back then too.
Yes. Only trial so far has broadside through the lungs @ 150 yd. No shoulder shots etc. Perfect performance and quick kill with golf ball sized clean exit.Any kills with the 169's. I like the heavier bullets but cannot shoot the 177's in my rifle due to the twist rate of the barrel. the 169's might just be the ticket when I need to shoot a solid copper bullet.