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

RogerPA

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Data for 6 Rifles that I’ve worked up Hammer Hunter loads for. (Includes one Shock Hammer, and one Sledge Hammer.) These are all loads I settled on after finding pressure. Some have since been replaced by Absolute Hammer loads. As stated many times: Your results may vary. Start Low and work up carefully!

.25-06 w/103 gr. Hammer Hunter.
24” Christensen 1-10”, Nosler Brass.
Fed 210 Primer, COAL: 3.295, nk tension .003
IMR 7977 @ 60.0 gr. = 3346 FPS
Notes: Best 100 yd. group .503”

6.5 PRC w/124 gr. Hammer Hunter.
26” Christensen 1-8”, Hornady Brass
Fed. 215m primer, COAL: 2.910, nk tension .003
H100V @ 60.0 gr. = 3110 FPS
Notes: Best 100 yd. group 1.05”. (This is the only rifle I’ve seen that doesn’t do its “best” with Hammers.

26 Nosler w/124 gr. Hammer Hunter.
26” Christensen 1-8”, Nosler Brass
Fed. 215m primer, COAL: 3.415, nk tension .003
US869 @ 89.0 gr = 3457 FPS
Notes: Best 100 yd. group .290”

.270 Win. w/117 gr. Hammer Hunter
20” Ruger 1-10”, Nosler Brass
Fed. 210 primer, COAL: 3.295”, nk. tension .002
IMR 4350 @ 57.0 gr. = 2920 FPS
Notes: Best 100 yd. group .555”. * (Again note 20” barrel.)

28 Nosler w/177 Hammer Hunter.
24” Gunwerks 1-9”, Nosler Brass
Fed. 215m primer, COAL: 3.600”, nk tension .002
US869 @ 88.5 gr. = 3162 FPS
Notes: Best 100 yd. group .278”

33 Nosler w/186 gr. Shock Hammer
26” Nosler 1-10”, Nosler Brass
Fed. 215m primer, COAL: 3.325, nk tension .002
RL19 @ 83.0 gr. = 3229 FPS
Notes: Best 100 yd. group .838” (EFP=4374) .338’s required turning necks.

33 Nosler w/225 gr. Sledge Hammer
26” Nosler 1-10”, Nosler Brass
Fed. 215m primer, COAL: 3.350”, nk tension .002
RL22. @ 79.0 gr. = 3028 FPS
Notes: Best 100 yd. group .543” (EFP=4579)
.338’s require turning necks.
 

Muddyboots

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These loads were safe in my rifles; do not ASSUME the same for yours. Work up loads safely using standard safe reloading practices.

All loads in yellow highlight were 1/2 MOA on average. Some ladders I did not even try to find a accuracy node since I did not like the velocity achieved. The 196HH out of my Sendero 300WM was an absolute hoot to shoot at 1/2 MOA at 3160 fps! That is now my elk and Indiana whitetail load for sure! The 166HH was best with RL17 at 65.8 at 3250 fps and maybe be next in line for elk. I didn't finish off the .243 Win 80HH with W760 but still was at 3600 so it is smoking! I have a ladder ready to go with Staball 6.5 for the 80HH and I think it may touch 3700! The 117HH in my 53 year old Savage 110C .270 Win was cruising at 3300 fps and shot easy 1/2 MOA.

This load data is from before my shoulder surgery on April 1st so I have been waiting to get back to range once shoulder can take some hits. The .243 80HH with Staball 6.5 really has my interest to see where it tops off.

I also have a .270 Win build in works, waiting for barrel that is now in production. My plan is to use the 156HH with RL26 pixie dust and with 27" 1:8 barrel, I am thinking this will be a laser.

G: All data is in table format in attached PDF. Hope it is easy for you to grab for spreadsheet.
 

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adk hunter

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Just a note here about customer service.

I purchased a Tikka 6.5 here that just plain shot the 124HH sideways. Yup Keyholes. A shank in the golf world. After a few quick conversations Steve is sending replacement!! No need to send the others back. WOW! Gun is .5 or better with Hornady factory and barrel twist measured 1/8.

Another reason to support an awesome product. Joe
 

ButterBean

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Just a note here about customer service.

I purchased a Tikka 6.5 here that just plain shot the 124HH sideways. Yup Keyholes. A shank in the golf world. After a few quick conversations Steve is sending replacement!! No need to send the others back. WOW! Gun is .5 or better with Hornady factory and barrel twist measured 1/8.

Another reason to support an awesome product. Joe
Hammer's customer service is second to none
 

bsnyder

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Sense I have an issue with buying and selling rifles I have to go through load development all over again but here are the rifles that I currently have dialed.

280 ackley improved
Savage 22 inch factory 9 twist barrel
143 grain HH
Perterson brass
Fed210 primer
58 grains rl23
Coal 3.31
3156 fps

Ruger American 6mm creed
22 inch factory barrel 7.75 twist
88 grain HH
nosler brass
Fed 210 primer
45 grains H4350( safe in my rifle but is a max load,work up to this)
Coal 2.79
3354 fps

6.5-300 WBY
26 inch 8 twist factory barrel weatherby backcountry
124 HH
weatherby brass
Fed 215m primer
91 grains of ram shot LRT
Coal 3.58
3526 FPS
holds .5 moa to 730 yards. Again work up to this as this is max lord in my rifle.

Browning hells canyon speed 26 nosler
1-8 twist 26 inch factory barrel
124HH
Nosler brass
215m primer
84.5 grains of retumbo
Coal 3.54
3630 fps
.27 moa 5 shot group.

Wichester model 70 300 wsm
1-10 twist 24 factory barrel
166 HH
Bertram brass
215M primer
70.5 grains of rl 26
Coal 2.99
3220 fps

28 nosler
1-9 twist 28 inch ebaco barrel
143 HH
nosler brass
215m primer
92.7 grains of N570
Coal 3.52
3670
3 shot 1.5 hole group. Max load in this rifle.

As with any load data please start lower than my charges and work up as this is what I deem safe in my rifle.

I will continue you to update as I get to test more rifles as I have the following to develop loads for
300 prc 199 HH
28 nosler-169HH/154 deadblow
338 edge -245 HH
7stw-143HH.
257wby-90AH
Thanks to Gltaylor for all of his dedication to this as I can only imagine how time consuming this is.
 

Matt Tatum

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I just finished a load for my young boys to shoot in my 308

124 hammer hunter
Lapua brass
Cci200
49.4gr of IMR 8208 xbr
3075 fps out of a 16” 308
Bartlein 5r barrel.
.36 FD9E19DD-370D-4571-BFFE-FB8738E81CD6.png moa 3 shot group
 

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