I agree Bean. I’m loading for more than I can count now with Hammers and countless kills. Twist rate is crucial and should never be overlooked and the the guy your referring to is setting Hammers up for failure from the beginning. Granted, keep the impact velocity range at recommendation and there’s nothing better. There are bullets that will preform better at extended ranges at lower impact velocities but I’m not going to shoot an animal I plan on putting in the freezer at those ranges. A coyote or pig, is a different story.Congrats and thanks for the Data, The Youtuber in question has not the slightest idea what he is talking about, not the first inkling
Can you highlight or explain risking 181s? Why please so I can understand. A 300 RUM can shoot a much heavier bullet.The second one looks like it was scared to death by the 300 RUM laser flashing past it.
What twist do you have? I ordered the 180 HHs because I have a 1-10", wasn't willing to risk the 181s even with the RUM speed.
Stability has very little to do with weight. It's mostly length. A 180 lead is a lot shorter than a 180 copper. Secant or tangent ogvie will also matter quite a bit, as a tangent ogive will be shorter than a secant for the exact same weight. So you might be able to get away with a heavier tangent ogvie copper bullet in a slower twist barrel, at the sacrifice of some BC.Can you highlight or explain risking 181s? Why please so I can understand. A 300 RUM can shoot a much heavier bullet.
We are running the 124’s @ 4200 and some change with H4350I have shot two whitetail does with Hammer bullets out of a 300 RUM. One was with a 181 gr HH at about 3275 fps and the other was with a 124 gr HH at about 3800 fps. Both were around 200 yards, hit behind the shoulder, broadside. Neither dropped in its tracks, but neither went too far. The damage to the lungs on both was significant. I plan to keep using them. I hope to have a report on how the 199 gr HH works on elk out of a long-throated 30 Nosler next fall.
BTW - I think the 124 gr HH is going to be the MPBR bullet in my Remington 700 KS. It is +/- 2” out to just past 300 yards. I am pretty sure I could get over 4000 fps with Retumbo (last reading was 3956 and I went up from there) but my groups were much better at 3800 fps with H1000.
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TRM: they are almost that expensive in the lower 48 too. I pay $115/100 for .264 cal, buying directly from Hammer.I really wanted to try them in my 270 weatherbys and my 300 ultra but they are hard to find in Canadastan but I did find them and I think I’d have to sell a kidney to buy them.
Shot placement is key with any bullet and I just can’t bring my self to pay $175 CDN for 100 bullets.
9 kills so far with hammers.
Ranging from 20 yards on a Frontal stem to stern shot on a Alaskan moose to 6 elk
2 mule deer
Furthest shot at 860 yards on a bull elk
A mix of 3 different rifles
This doesn’t include the small critters
The hammers flat out kill.