I rebarreled my .338 RUM a few months ago and it would print everything (multiple bullets, powders, primes, etc) into about 1.25” or larger groups @ 100. Steve said to try the 236 grain Hammer Hunter, and I received my box earlier this week. It shoots every powder, charge, primer combo I tried into .75” groups, found my new hunting bullet.
Gonna try some of the Hammers in a buddy’s semi-custom 30-06 as it has the same lack of accuracy affliction my .338 does.
Got some 166 Hunters to try in my buddy’s 30-06 (Kreiger barreled 700). It would, like my .338 RUM mentioned earlier in this thread, print about everything into 1.25” groups @ 100. After a few shots of adjusting powder charge it shot two 3 shot groups to 1/2”. So far so good.
Just starting out with the Hammer Hunters. Initially I wasn't too impressed with the accuracy of my initial loads. Yesterday I launched three 143gr HH out of my 7WSM and sent them down to the 400 yd line. All three clustered into a neat 2.0" group.
If I can repeat that next week I'm done! :>)
morning, barnes bullets can b a problem.
have to experiment with these bullets seating
depth. u have to push these bullets hard
variation with powder charges and types
of powder. good experience. I had a 243.
95gr. VLD's would not shoot under an inch.
so I was at academy, saw a box of monach
cheap ammo. 100gr. lead tip bullets.
took the ammo to the range. shot 3 rounds
100yrds. group was .430. shot another
group. same results. check the seating depth
of the bullets. pulled the bullet, looked like
a sierra gameking bullet. measured the powder
charge weight. measured the length of the bullets
experience. nothing works the
first time, I had good luck with barnes bullets.
sometimes these bullets seem hard get to
shoot. I do and will get them to shoot. why
because of the accuracy and performance
of the bullets. justme gbot tum.
Unless I was imagining things, Steve told me to seat them and have at it. So far he has been right, seating depth hasn’t mattered in the four rifles I have tried them in. Didn’t effect group size or change point of impact (at 100). At 100 yards the 30-06 I just tried them in, the 5 shots I fired to find the powder charge
I wanted to use printed 3/4”. That was 53-58 grains of