Introducing the Absolute Hammer

floyd kittrell

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Or RL 16, similar burn rate, also stable. Either would be a good one for more stability, just depends on what you got/can find. I just got out of the high Wyoming country mountains, morning Temps were high 20's and 3ish inches of snow from this recent storm, I would try to find stability myself, or at least make sure that you don't land on a narrow node.
Mr. Cody , I do not have RL16 but think I know a place close by that I can get it . I have a number of RL powders but did not know they were touted as extremely stable , if the H4350 will not get me where I want to go (3300) i will give it a run.

Thank you Sir , floyd
 

floyd kittrell

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I am running the 123AH in my 6.5prc. With any other bullet, I would be using H1000 or RL26. With the Absolutes, I went to Staball 6.5. I also took Butterbean's advice and crammed the bullets as far as I could into the case. My coal was 2.910" in the end. It shoots a 0.280" group at 100 yards at 3276fps
I would take that anytime and smile like a Cheshire Cat !
 

highdrum

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I got right at 3600 with the 123s and RL 26 in the 6.5 Max. Data is posted on the spreadsheet.
Man I may have to try that. 25k off lands today with the 124s shots 1.7" @ 400y at 3430 avg. I'll proof the load Sunday or Monday and call or good for hunting season.
 

highdrum

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Mr. Cody , I do not have RL16 but think I know a place close by that I can get it . I have a number of RL powders but did not know they were touted as extremely stable , if the H4350 will not get me where I want to go (3300) i will give it a run.

Thank you Sir , floyd
Rl15.5, 16, 23 all temp stable, 26 is relatively temp stable up to 85° from many sources, however I've tested to mid 90s and experienced no problems, even at top end loads in my 6.5x284.
 

codyadams

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I could never find the speed with RL16
Is it more bulky than h4350? I have only used it in a .270 with 140's and a creed with 124 hammer hunters. With the 124's I finally got pressure signs at 3100 in a 24", the load I settled on averaged 2995 over 8 rounds with an e.s. of 11, there was still some room left in the case, but not a ton
 

highdrum

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Got some the 73AH to try in my 22" 8tw creed. Originally tried N555 and never got the speeds I was looking for, after talking with Dallas Hardaway who runs this bullet in an 8tw, he suggest rl26. So gave that a whirl. 47.6gr was as much I could get into lapua brass and it was running 3740fps but didn't shoot too well, 3" @ 400y, 47.3gr was 2". After getting home from the range I loaded up 3 more @ 47gr seated 10k off lands. Shot them at 120y in the pasture, and I thought I missed the paper on shots 2 and 3. But it's all in one hole running 3696fps avg with 15es, coal is 2.684 as I have a out 130k freebore in this chamber. Velocity was 3693,3696,3708. Will try 46.9gr as well and see if it holds a lil better spread. Next step is to test at distance and validate drops prior to antelope opener next weekend.
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nealm66

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He was really happy with the performance of the bullet and I was really curious so we’re both happy. Going to take him a 22 creed and experiment with some hammers on coyotes here pretty soon. It will be interesting to see and I will share results when he gets going on them
 

nealm66

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So he just called and said he shot another nice buck with the 116’s from the 270wsm ( his boy shot the first one) he said even the guy hunting with him commented on how the deer just dropped. If I remember correctly they’re running about 3460 fps and I think it was h4350 but I’d have to look. I guess the first buck the boy shot was running fast and his shot wasn’t great but it dropped the same and was very good penetration. Can’t wait to get the 22 creed over there to see how they do on coyotes at longer distances.
 
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