I will send you 15 so you can test them out. Did not have any keyhole issues. If you can pm me with your address, and agree to reimburse my shipping expense, I’ll get them in the mail the first of the week. I had to pay way to much for a brick of Fed 215m primers a few weeks ago. Stumbled on them at a local gun show.@Mark37082 I would be interested in the hammers. Been wanting to try them out but have not pulled the trigger yet. Was going back and forth between the 120 and 131 for my 7mag since I have the same twist as you. 146 might be an easier mental transition (if they stabilized ok for you). Also I have some and imr 4350 or 4831 which should work for those. Still no magnum primers but hoping to stumble on some.
Oh man, you put to rest quite a number of questions with this post. Helping me get out of the "heavy-for-caliber" ingrained dogma by which I was indoctrinated all these years!We designed the 146g Hammer Hunter for two reasons. One of the members here was having trouble feeding the longer nosed bullets in his rifle and the need to make as heavy as possible 7mm that would still have a pointed nose and be stable in a 10" twist. The 146g HH fixed both issues. The 146g doesn't sound so light and fills that mental feeling that we all have about what a bullet should weigh for a given cartridge. I tell people multiple times a day that as long as their chosen bullet is fully stable in their rifles twist, it then becomes a personal choice with no wrong answer. We design the bullets and I find myself often feeling like a particular bullet seems too light even though I know it will work very well for the task at hand. We all learned to run heavy for caliber. Particularly for magnum rifles. This was for two good reasons. Bullets couldn't handle launch speeds much over 3000 fps and if they could there was a good chance they would come undone on a close range high velocity impact resulting in poor penetration and a train wreck with a wounded animal to track. The solution was heavier bullets to slow down the muzzle vel and then hopefully there would be enough bullet left after a close range impact to get to the far side. Well, we don't have either issue. So in most rifles being used under 400-500y speed is king. High velocity impacts are more dramatic on game than the heavier slower bullet with more energy. Roy Weatherby was right.
There is still a hardcore crowd here that will never acknowledge that the lightweight Hammers do what they doIndeed somethings just get ingrained and we accept them as the pure truth. This is the very reason I joined this forum. I continue to expand my thinking and let new ideas help me achieve a better success. I am waiting for a nice day to get to the range to try out the 131 and 120 HH to compare to the 146. This time I will be prepared to record velocities.