This is the exact reason we will be loading these up for our rifles this spring. I talked with him on the phone and he answered all the tough questions without beating around the bush.Also you can not get any better customer service than from steve at hammer. He has spent many hours on the phone helping me decide on which bullet to use and why. Been very helpful with load work also.
I think the biggest difference besides being able to talk with Steve directly is BC...the Hammers shoot great but the BC doesn't compare to the CE's from what I've seen.
But, for a hunting rig under 1,000 yards I'd go with the Hammer all day every day...what's a couple more clicks on the ol scope?