Introducing the Absolute Hammer

NorCalRiceGuy

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anybody run the 140 AH in a 7SAUM? I've been running 150gn e-tips with 62.0gn H4831SC out of my 22" 8.5 twist, they've been decent but looking to switch things up. I've got some RL16, RL17 and H4350, hoping one of these will do the trick.
For what it's worth, I'm running 61.5 gr. of H100V in my 280AI with the 140 AH in a Savage AXIS II with a 22" 1:8 barrel. Also using 57.5 gr. with the 155 AH. Just shot a decent 5X4 mule deer in Montana this past week that literally went "bang-flop", DRT with the 155s. Never took a step. Did the same with a cow elk from my 300WM using 179 AH over 76 gr. H100V. Both "one-shot, no step" kills. Gotta love Hammer bullets.
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Cow elk exit wound - 300WM 179gr. Absolute Hammer.
 

wilkup

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For what it's worth, I'm running 61.5 gr. of H100V in my 280AI with the 140 AH in a Savage AXIS II with a 22" 1:8 barrel. Also using 57.5 gr. with the 155 AH. Just shot a decent 5X4 mule deer in Montana this past week that literally went "bang-flop", DRT with the 155s. Never took a step. Did the same with a cow elk from my 300WM using 179 AH over 76 gr. H100V. Both "one-shot, no step" kills. Gotta love Hammer bullets.View attachment 226668View attachment 226669View attachment 226670Cow elk exit wound - 300WM 179gr. Absolute Hammer.
Congrats on a successful hunt! How fast is your 300 pushing that 179AH?
 

NorCalRiceGuy

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Our AH’s showed up yesterday evening, can’t wait to work up some loads.
Prepping a bunch of Lake City brass for the 25-06
Congrats on your Montana hunt !
Thank you, WYOHTF. Have fun working up AH loads for your 25-06. Remember to error on the side of caution because pressures with AHs can go from "good" to "too much" in less than half of a grain.
 

dskav

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For what it's worth, I'm running 61.5 gr. of H100V in my 280AI with the 140 AH in a Savage AXIS II with a 22" 1:8 barrel. Also using 57.5 gr. with the 155 AH. Just shot a decent 5X4 mule deer in Montana this past week that literally went "bang-flop", DRT with the 155s. Never took a step. Did the same with a cow elk from my 300WM using 179 AH over 76 gr. H100V. Both "one-shot, no step" kills. Gotta love Hammer bullets.View attachment 226668View attachment 226669View attachment 226670Cow elk exit wound - 300WM 179gr. Absolute Hammer.
thanks for the input, and congrats on the hunt
 

Hoss50

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Are any heavier 25 cal bullets imminent? I would love to try some in my 257 Roy, but would like them a little heavier than 90gr.
 

Nevrsummr

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I've noticed my Kestrel has a few Hammer bullets in their library now. The BC's they list are quite low compared to what is listed on Hammers website. For example, Hammer lists the 7mm 177gr Hunter at .313 G7 (estimated) while Kestrel has it a .237 G7. That's a significant difference. I want to think it's actually somewhere around the .277 G7 listed for the new 172gr Absolute. I haven't been able to test it beyond 300 yards
.213 is what i ended up using on strelok for accurate results. Cant complain about the performance though.
 

BEEMAN

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Are any heavier 25 cal bullets imminent? I would love to try some in my 257 Roy, but would like them a little heavier than 90gr.
I believe they are coming. Guys at Hammer I’m sure will get on it after hunting season. I’m waiting for a heavier 25 caliber as well for my 1-7.25” twist 25-284. I’d like to see a heavier 6mm for my 7 twist Dasher.
 

dougduey

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.213 is what i ended up using on strelok for accurate results. Cant complain about the performance though.
As my friend Butterbean says, it’s just a number. Problem is you need to know the correct number.
My local range only goes to 300 yards, so it’s almost impossible for me to get real accurate drop data at longer ranges.
 

Nomosendero

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Thank you. I don't have a chrono, so best estimate is about 3200-3300.
Thanks for sharing your pics, impressive performance.
I know that knowing the drop through your range results can give you a good idea of the velocity (esp. if the BC is what you think) but a chrono is good in my view in that big velocity spikes with a small increase in powder charge can indicate pressure spikes, it's good to check your vel. in different temps to see if your powder is temp sensitive, a chrono is great in many ways.

Your results indicate I may need to give the AH a try in my 300WM, thanks!
 

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