Introducing the Absolute Hammer

GLTaylor

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Finished up testing again
Shot the best group of my life at 1002 yards!
And with a light hunting rifle.

Shot on paper this morning
1002 yards
7saum with 155 AH @ 3348 fps Es of 6
Calm. No wind.
47 degrees
70% humidity
30.04 AP
Smokey/Haze made it interesting
Prone from bipod with rear bag
.272 for BC today
Theses are my final 3 shots this morning
Shot 7 rounds at rocks that were 1/2 to 3/4moa from 925 to 1043 yards to dial it in.
That’s a .4 moa group at 1k!
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Incredible! Excellent shooting! Wish I had access to that distance
 

lejuch

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On second thought, pls put me down for 200 of 6.5s AH and 200 of the 30 caliber AH....got a 6.5 Sherman Max and a 300 PRC that both need more cowbell!!
 

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Mine arriving Monday for 280 A.I. and have pretty much all powders. H1000, Rel 16, 22,23, 26. H4831sc. That 4831 is where I was going to start but open to everything.
 

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I would not
Mine arriving Monday for 280 A.I. and have pretty much all powders. H1000, Rel 16, 22,23, 26. H4831sc. That 4831 is where I was going to start but open to everything.
I would not rule out h-4350 or hybrid 100v in the 280AI with these new hammers likely to use a little faster powder than normal but we will see keep us posted
 

WWP2012

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I would not

I would not rule out h-4350 or hybrid 100v in the 280AI with these new hammers likely to use a little faster powder than normal but we will see keep us posted
N555 is a great powder in that bracket that has similar Velocity properties as RL26 but for lighter bullets. After testing it, I ran to order 8lbs!
 

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N555 is a great powder in that bracket that has similar Velocity properties as RL26 but for lighter bullets. After testing it, I ran to order 8lbs!
thanks for the info on N555 just ordered an 8 pounder
 

Blacktail

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dang I was already getting 3180 fps with my 143 HHs and H4831sc in my 26" carbon benchmark 280ai.
 

rellison312

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Here is the 1st of many Absolute Hammers to come. We will be designing and producing these from .172 cal all the way up. Introduction of bullets will be in the most popular calibers and common twist rates and working our way into the less common stuff. We will base our design work based on sales of our current line.

We set out to design this bullet to address the problem that we see with bullets of tight bore specifications that engraver further out onto the ogive resulting in poor bc performance. We came up with an ogive design that does not allow any engraving forward of the shoulder of the bullet. Just before the ogive reaches bore dia we put in a reverse PDR going into the first PDR drive band. For those that don't know PDR is Parabolic Drag Reduction, this is what we patented. Now there will be no difference from rifle to rifle in how much they distort the nose of the bullet. The only thing that can change is the configuration of engraving on the baring surface. So with this design you will likely not be able to reach the lands. Nor will you base to ogive measuring tools work as you are used to. They will set on the shoulder of the bullet.

We knew when we started the 1st prototype design that we would be seeing a reduction is engraving pressure. Boy were we surprised! We are getting 3320 fps with this 155g Absolute Hammer in our 27" 280ai with very comfortable pressure. 2950 fps is the highest vel that Hodgdon shows with a 150g bullet and the fastest that Nosler shows for a 150g is 3107. The highest vel they show for a 160g bullet is 2872 fps Hodgdon and 3045 fps Nosler. They are getting their vel using H1000 and 4831 burn rate powders. We were not able to find any pressure until we dropped down to rl16 powder. We have not experimented with many powders as we were just after accuracy and ballistic information. We are running about 10g more powder at this burn rate than Hodgdon data shows for a similar burn rate and bullet weight.

So to give you an idea, the Absolute Hammer will gain enough vel to make a 30-06 run sxs with a 300wm. Hodgdon data shows a 30-06 running a 180g bullet at 2850 fps on the top end and the 300wm running just shy of 3050 for a 180g bullet. Assuming we see the same increase in vel with the 30-06 as we see with the 280ai, this is truly a game changer. Magnum plus velocities from large rifle cartridges and ultramag plus velocities from magnum cartridges. Trust me we will be testing big magnums very soon. I am pretty sure we will be pushing the 3700 fps mark with a 200g bullet in the Remington Ultramag. I will update on this asap.

Here is a pic, let me know what you think.

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For those of us that do not reload ammo, where can I find cartridges with your bullets?
 

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