- Jan 7, 2011
How critical is the barrel twist with Hammers?
Thanks, now Ima HAVE to check em out.Absolutely deadly. Through and through, good exit vent, massive internal damage. I'm in AL, so it's whitetails. Furthest I've killed so far is 248 yds - no problem. Can't shoot really far here unless on a field. Killed 17 last year (depredation) and several of those with the 2506AI.
Also minimal meat damage/bloodshot - typical of Hammers
Ok, that makes more sense. ThanksWhat you are reading is with respect to the newest hammer bullet design, the Absolute Hammer.
The Hammer hunter and Shock hammer are a more conventional design, and behave more like bullets of like weight
The reason the Absolute behaves differently is that the nose is a little smaller in diameter and doesn't engrave on the rifling, only the 'pdr' drive bands do. This novel design significantly reduces engraving pressure on ignition and bearing surface as the bullet travels down the barrel. As a result, under the right conditions, higher speeds can be obtained.