Hammer bullets in 270 wsm.

westcoasthunter

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I had a 270 wsm built with a 26" 1-9twist barrel. I shoot the 165 matrix vld right now and love them for long range hunting . But have been looking into the hammer bullets for a short to mid range bullet 0-600yard gun. Has anyone used the 117gr hammer hunter or the 126 gr hammer hunters. I'm looking to know what Kinda velocity your getting and what powder you used and also on game performance if you have any. Thank you
 

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The owner Steve talked about a young lad using the 117s in his 270 wcf n doing fine , maybe he'll chime in ,Congrts on your Build Great performance in the 270 wsm ,I'm liking mine a lot ,but never tryed those 165s but heard good talk of them !
 

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Yeah I Love the 270 wsm with the 165matrix great bullet. But want to try the hammer bullets for short to to mid range and keep the 165 for long range hunting... my buddy used my rifle to take a Big Horn Sheep here in oregon a few years ago at 704yards and the bullet performed amazing.. Here is a picture if the rifle right after he killed his ram
 

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I have the 145 Sledge Hammer on the bench for my son in law. Expecting 3000 fps with Hybrid 100. If he had a 1-9" twist I might have went with the 126.

Either of the 3 should work.
 

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He’s shipping me the 131 Hammer Hunters for my 24” with 1:9.5 TR for an upcoming Elk Hunt.
 

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I have the 145 Sledge Hammer on the bench for my son in law. Expecting 3000 fps with Hybrid 100. If he had a 1-9" twist I might have went with the 126.

Either of the 3 should work.
I also looked into the 145 sledge hammers since really anything over 400 I would probably use the 165 matrix. Those 126 gr hammers do look good. Steve was saying I should get anywhere from 3350-3500fps out of a 26" barrel
 

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He’s shipping me the 131 Hammer Hunters for my 24” with 1:9.5 TR for an upcoming Elk Hunt.
Is the 131 hammer hunters for a .284 cal? How do you like the hammer bullet you have used for far? If they work good in my 270wsm . I might get some for my 6.5x284 figured maybe the 124 hammers . And some for my 7mm.
 

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How do you like the hammer bullet you have used for far?
Everyone of the .264’s I’ve tested dropped hogs on the first shot.
110 Hammer Hunter
124 Hammer Hunter
130 Sledge Hammer

The most accurate with my 1:8 twist was the 124 Hammer Hunters but all loads were SUB-MOA. The 124 were under .50 MOA.

Sledge Hammers hands down very lethal!
 

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