Hammer bullets


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Mar 18, 2008
Frisco, Texas
20" Proof, 1-7 twist 117ge HAMMERS

39.3 Varget, OAL 2.63, Fed 210M. 2828fps
40.2 Varget 2902fps, 42.0 H4350 2678fps

all were .50 MOA or less Varget were .25 MOA. Varget was best over all

RL-16 43.0 gr , 2834fps
RL-16 41.6gr, 2771fps, both half inch MOA

These were all from My Altus Custom rifle

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Nov 16, 2008
Has anyone ran the 110 hammer or 117 sledgehammer out of a short 6.5x47L or 6.5 creedmoor?

short being 20” and shorter. What velocities were you getting?

i am only interested in those two bullets and out of that length barrel or shorter. Thanks
First off I just read the first two posts so if this info is no longer needed my apologies. What I am running, Savage lite weight hunter, .260 Rem, 20" barrel with the 110's. I checked them again last month. 3406 at 4500' on a Caldwell Chrony at 10' from muzzle. Not a heavy load for this rifle, I was shocked at the velocity and contacted Steve, he felt that what I had was similar to their results.. Shot a small buck up close last year, meat loss was minimal but the internal damage was shocking. Hoping for test #2 this weekend.

Thomas Culver

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Feb 13, 2018
I run the 124's at 2900 out of a 22" barrel, with H4350, so I would think with the 110's out of a 16" barrel, you'd be in the 2900 range for speed as well.

Here's a pretty interesting article on how speed is affected by barrel length in a 6.5 Creedmoor. Honestly, if I had it to do over again, I would've gone with an 18-20" barrel as I'm supressed 99% of the time.

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