You'll get lots of answers; the short of it is, they work.So I just want to know from any/everyone, what makes the Hammer Brand bullets superior to the Barnes? I have not tried the Hammers yet
Will do….any experience with Badlands vs Hammer?You'll get lots of answers; the short of it is, they work.
Expand / shed petals down to 1800 fps (or less but this is their stated minimum velocity). Shedding the nose as multiple petals at higher impact velocities damages additional tissue (more blood loss) while the remaining blunt-faced bullet base continues to penetrate. For a 6.5 PRC you might consider the 129 gr Absolute Hammer. It should get you a MV of >3300 fps and excellent terminal ballistics.
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I use and like them both. Have played with about everything out there always searching for the magic stuff. I have found the Badlands to be a lot more finicky to load - they really need dialed in. The Hammer will hold together better at hyper velocities, but the higher BC on the BD's gives them the edge on extreme distance shots. If most of your hits are 600 or less, I'd go the Hammer route. They are extremely reliable, forgiving to load, and you can really push them. We are doing 3,470 with the 124 HH in a PRC. Really knocks stuff hard.Will do….any experience with Badlands vs Hammer?
That's why I responded as such in #10. There is no need to complicate it unnecessarily.I think OP is concerned with their possible blow up on up close and personal shots…
The 215 was being propelled at 2850 FPS.My son harvested an MT buck with 215 Berger under 100Y out of my—300 WSM without any issues.