Hammer Hunter Load Data, (See page 1, Post 8)

bamban

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I have a box of 30 caliber 166 HH to try out in my 10 twist 300WM. I checked the repository for loads, saw one load.

Would anyone using HH 166 mind sharing what load you'r use with these bullets on 300WM?
 
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Finally got around to loading up some of the 181 HH for my brothers .300 Win Mag

26” Browning Xbolt - Dead Air Nomad L
.300 Win Mag
181 HH
RL-26
Hornady Brass
CCI 250
3.608” COAL
FCD 1/4 turn

78.5 - 3133 fps
79 - 3142 fps
79.5 - 3177 fps
80 - 3210 fps

Starting to get near pressure with 80 gr but will go up a bit looking for a higher node. Even still 79.5 looks like a winner with a sub 1/2 moa group and both shots that registered being 3177 fps.

Interestingly we also shot some of the extras to pressure test in a buddies rifle, his 24” proof showed pressure with bright ejector marks at 79 with a velocity of 3187 fps for the one shot we tried.
 
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Finally Got A Sunny day (so my chrono would work) and the time to do it so I took my 25-06 AI for a Test with 75 HH Bullets.

Barrel =26" Douglas
Twist= 1:7.5
25-06 AI
IMR 4350
Norma Brass (fire Formed)
Fed 210 Primers
COAL 3.025
FCD 1/4 turn

60 gr. 4006
61gr. 4063
62gr. 4100 Heavy Bolt strong pressure signs. Quit



was a fun day Fed-well :)
 

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I think we can do exacy like the Absolute Hammer post, just on the Hammer Hunter (this) post.

I will keep the spreadsheet at the first of this post. Add your info and I will move it to the spreadsheet just like before.

Thanks.
G
I Have one for you. Thanks to the advice of Butter Bean and Hard Rock, I Finally have my 25-06 AI.

Barrel=Douglas 26" SS 7.5 twist
25-06 AI
75 HH Bullets
IMR4350 powder
Fire formed Norma Brass
fed 210 primer
FCD1/4 turn

60 gr=4006
61 gr=4063
62 gr=4100 Heavy Bolt pressure signs. Stopped here.

thanks Guys, Fedwell :)
 

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was a fun day Fed-well :)
That’s freaking awesome
I Have one for you. Thanks to the advice of Butter Bean and Hard Rock, I Finally have my 25-06 AI.

Barrel=Douglas 26" SS 7.5 twist
25-06 AI
75 HH Bullets
IMR4350 powder
Fire formed Norma Brass
fed 210 primer
FCD1/4 turn

60 gr=4006
61 gr=4063
62 gr=4100 Heavy Bolt pressure signs. Stopped here.

thanks Guys, Fedwell :)
That's Freaky Fast
 

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got a break in the wind here in S.D. and worked up a load for my 30.06 in only 7 bullets used:
Remington Model 721 built by TS Customs in S.D. 1in10 twist: 56.5 gr of H4350, 57.0 sticky bolt, 57.5 WAY TO HOT, Fed 210m primer col 3.250 Hornady brass (can't find Lapua) 152 gr Hammer Hunter velocity average 2964 26" suppressed

Cooper model 21 6.5-284 24" barrel suppressed : 131 Hammer Hunter Laupa brass H4350 41.5 gr max in this gun cci 250 primer col 2.620 velocity 3183
 

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30-06, 24" barrel, 1-10" twist, nothing special about it.

Not Suppressed :rolleyes:
BrandModelWeightPrimerPowderChargeCOLFPS ProjFPS ActCountNotes
HammerShock152210MRL 15.548.5
3.100​
2796​
1Hornady twice fired brass
HammerShock152210MRL 15.549.5
3.100​
2814​
1
HammerShock152210MRL 15.550.5
3.100​
2895​
1
HammerShock152210MRL 15.551.5
3.100​
2941​
1
HammerShock152210MRL 15.552.5
3.100​
DNF1
HammerShock152210MRL 15.553.5
3.100​
3046​
3089​
1Faint ejector
BrandModelWeightPrimerPowderChargeCOLFPS ProjFPS ActCountNotes
HammerHunter180210MW76055.03.4xx
2840​
1Hornady twice fired brass
HammerHunter180210MW76056.03.4xx
2772​
2879​
1
HammerHunter180210MW76057.03.4xx
2824​
2927​
1Faint ejector
HammerHunter180210MW76058.03.4xx
2849​
2975​
1Ejector, no swipe
HammerHunter180210MW76059.03.4xx
2886​
3000​
1Ejector, no swipe

180HHs were basically same POI with the 168 TSXs shot the last time I adjusted the scope. Max vertical dispersion for the ladder was ~1" over 160fps for the 180 HHs, 152 SHs were ~2" over 293fps.

I've now officially used Reloder 15.5. Was kind of bummed by the speeds at first but I had to remind myself that pushing a 150gn bullet almost 3100fps from a 30-06 is NOT bad, I was just coming off shooting the 178 AHs and the stupid numbers those put up. I also didn't push the cases nearly as hard as I did with H100V and W760, both of which I've used before, and I didn't really want to get into compressing it the first time out.

All cases were annealed, FL sized with no button, mandrel expanded to .3050", and had a Butterbean 1/4 FCD crimp.
 
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6.5 CM
85 HH
TC Encore 26”
4X Norma brass sized .002” with .003” NT 1/4 T FCD
Federal 210M
COAL 2.5895”

Varget
43.8 - 3386 fps
44.1 - 3408 fps
44.4 - 3456 fps
44.7 - 3488 fps
45.0 - 3495 fps

Both 44.7 and 45.0 were one hole groups. Worst (43.8) was around 3/4” @ 100 yards. No signs of pressure.
 

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I have a question for those that have a 6.5 Creed, which Hammer Hunters have you found to be the most accurate? I have tried 124gr and 110gr., both have shot between .347 and .622 moa with RL16 and Lapua LRP brass. I did try Staball 6.5 today with 124gr HH and could only get it down to .920 moa. I have found with the two powders, both at 44gr with 2 shot strings are getting 0 ES and 0 SD, those are at near compress loads. Any info anyone wants to provide would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have a question for those that have a 6.5 Creed, which Hammer Hunters have you found to be the most accurate? I have tried 124gr and 110gr., both have shot between .347 and .622 moa with RL16 and Lapua LRP brass. I did try Staball 6.5 today with 124gr HH and could only get it down to .920 moa. I have found with the two powders, both at 44gr with 2 shot strings are getting 0 ES and 0 SD, those are at near compress loads. Any info anyone wants to provide would be greatly appreciated.
I’ve got the 123 absolute hammer shooting sub 0.5 moa and staying consistent out to 600 yards in dead flat calm. If it’s windy they do get pushed around a bit. I had good results with both Varget and H4350. Check the absolute hammer thread for my data on the 123’s. Will be trying the 124 HH’s soon in a 6.5 SS
 

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I’ve got the 123 absolute hammer shooting sub 0.5 moa and staying consistent out to 600 yards in dead flat calm. If it’s windy they do get pushed around a bit. I had good results with both Varget and H4350. Check the absolute hammer thread for my data on the 123’s. Will be trying the 124 HH’s soon in a 6.5 SS
Thank you for the info, I have been wanting to try out the Absolute Hammer.
 

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I have a question for those that have a 6.5 Creed, which Hammer Hunters have you found to be the most accurate? I have tried 124gr and 110gr., both have shot between .347 and .622 moa with RL16 and Lapua LRP brass. I did try Staball 6.5 today with 124gr HH and could only get it down to .920 moa. I have found with the two powders, both at 44gr with 2 shot strings are getting 0 ES and 0 SD, those are at near compress loads. Any info anyone wants to provide would be greatly appreciated.
I run both the 124 HH and 123 AH. Both are very accurate. The 124 is going 3033 fps and the 123 is 100 fps faster. The 124 is a little more accurate in my rifle than the 123.
 

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