I really don't see much difference between the price of a Barnes TTSX bullet and a Hammer Hunter bullet. So if that's the comparison than you're not paying a premium for the Hammers.Having spent several years working in Barnes ballistics lab and fielding thousands of complaint calls in the early 2000's about no expansion ok'd the X bullet, bullet diameter entry and exit, yet they are telling me about they're dead animal. Back then people didn't realize the X was expanding, petals simply sheared off due to impact velocity, dead is dead right? To make the customers happy, copper composition was adjusted so the TSX would retain 100 percent weight at 25 yds from muzzle in gelatin. Problem solved. Just curious why 20 years later people are willing to pay premium prices for a product they may have tried, and condemned, for poor performance and the Hammer performs exactly like the much earlier X bullet's did, and the Hammer is such an amazing product. I have not used Hammer bullets, wondering if I can be swayed to try them. Thanks in advance
The Hammer is "an amazing product" because it produces less pressure than most monos (IMO), is seating depth insensitive, is easy to find an accurate load for, does not load your bore with copper fouling AND is very effective at harvesting game. What is amazing is that one bullet can have so many attributes.
Like most on this site, I spend a considerable amount of money on my hunting excursions. The last thing I want to save money on is the bullet. I continue to shoot Barnes, Hornady and Nosler bullets but have gravitated to Hammers for most (not all) of my hunting needs.