Official Hammer bullets Terminal Performance (picture heavy)

RogerPA

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What’s left of heart/lungs of an Upstate NY whitetail buck w/123 Absolute Hammer from 20” barreled 6.5 PRC at 60 yards. MV 3110 FPS, so impact velocity wasn’t a whole lot less. DRT, with hide on exit side showing 3 distinct holes.
 

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Big body 6pt taken with the Mule (300 RUM) and the 124 [email protected] 4200fps, 320 yards impact velocity was 3100 FPS, in behind the front shoulder out in between the last rib, minimal meat damage, near side lung was gone, quarter size hole in the opposite lung, liver was split in 3 places, the shot busted the diaphragm and pushed the guts out the impact side


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Big body 6pt taken with the Mule (300 RUM) and the 124 [email protected] 4200fps, 320 yards impact velocity was 3100 FPS, in behind the front shoulder out in between the last rib, minimal meat damage, near side lung was gone, quarter size hole in the opposite lung, liver was split in 3 places, the shot busted the diaphragm and pushed the guts out the impact side


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Nice. Now that's impressive bean. you and Fordy doing the splat factor. HA.
 

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Here's my first deer taken with the 125gr Hammer bullet. Load was 29.7gr of H110 in virgin starline brass with WSRP. Shot was 50 yards and I need to go back and look at my data but impact velocity should have been around 2350, give or take a little, out of a 12.5” Faxon barrel.

Deer was slightly quartering towards me, took out the first lung and clipped the back of the second lung, but absolutely pulverized the liver. There was an even larger chunk of liver hanging out the exit hole but it fell off during the drag out.

Very happy with the performance of these hammers, we'll see if I can get any longer shots with them during the second firearm season in a couple weeks.
 

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Well I know your supposed to post pictures on this thread as well but I for got all about it after shooting a doe this morning.but any ways shot at 110 pound doe at 100 yards on the dot with 152 grain shock hammers out of my 20 inch barrel 308 win going 2783 fps shot placement was right behind the shoulder she jump and ran no more than 10 yards with a really great blood trail. In side hole was caliber size hole and exit was about 1 1/2 inch size hole went in in between two ribs and took off side rib out.i have no complaints really love these bullets
 

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Got a doe at 50 yards today with the 123gr AH going 3320 fps out of the 6.5 PRC. Shot was just forward of the crease and took out the entire area just above the heart. Doe jumped 5 ft up, hit the ground ran for a second then lost her front legs and wedged her self downhill under a blow down 20 yards away. Not a ton of blood but since the pump was gone it’s not surprising.

My Dad and Brother both got deer using the 123 AH at 3060 and the 181 HH at 2910 respectively. I’ll get their stories and update accordingly later after we skin the deer.
 

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Well I know your supposed to post pictures on this thread as well but I for got all about it after shooting a doe this morning.but any ways shot at 110 pound doe at 100 yards on the dot with 152 grain shock hammers out of my 20 inch barrel 308 win going 2783 fps shot placement was right behind the shoulder she jump and ran no more than 10 yards with a really great blood trail. In side hole was caliber size hole and exit was about 1 1/2 inch size hole went in in between two ribs and took off side rib out.i have no complaints really love these bullets
This load is going 2713 not 2783 just wanted to clear that up sorry for putting wrong data in my post.
 

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So after getting up at 4 and wrapping up the work around 10:30 after hunting all day and having to be back up again at 4 this morning I was too tired to provide the update last night so I am providing it from the stand today.

My Dad’s doe was killed on the run, it was running straight away so he waited until it turned towards the woods. He aimed for behind the left front shoulder hoping to exit in front of the right front. Ended up misjudging the lead and hit the edge of the left hind quarter and exited at the back of the right front. Deer died instantly and crashed into a tree.

My brothers was a 50 yard neck shot as it was feeding facing him, instantly dropped and rolled down hill. When they skinned it they only needed one knife cut to remove the head.

Since we had 7 deer to process I didn’t get many pictures but I was able to get some of the inside rib cage on my deer.

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Top of the heart was gone
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Entrance on the left
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Exit on the right, you can really see the circular fragmentation pattern in the exits through the ribs.
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I had the chance to try out Hammer bullets this weekend on a few whitetail does. This load is a 90gr absolute hammer in my 25-06 muzzle velocity is 3660 fps.
The first doe was shot at 80 yards, I clipped the shoulder going in and it created a large entry wound. Only a small amount of the lungs were recognizable and the top half of the heart was gone. She went on a 50 yard death run before crashing.
The second doe was shot at 50 yards at about the center of the rib cage and she went 70 yards and crashed. It made soup out of the lungs and liver with good entrance and exit wounds. You can see where some petals exited around the shank hole.
I still have a buck and a doe tag so hopefully I can post back with more results.
 

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