OK, more "Hammer" Time 6.5 Creedmoor

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  1. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    I've just made a pitcher of Hammer Bullet Koolade. I'm about to pour my first glass. Before I do, can anyone give me their recipe?, My gun has a Proof Research, 20", 1-8 Twist barrel and is Very accurate with the 143 ELDX and 140ELDM and Berger 140 VLDH. I'm always looking for new stuff to try. I had a failed experiment with the Cutting Edge bullets in my 6.5 Barrett Fieldcraft. Hoping I can find a dedicated 1/2" group load for hunting deer, antelope.

    Steve suggesting starting with the Sledge Hammer out to 300 yards. what if i want to stretch it to 600, which bullet should i order?

    i will shoot this gun with an Omega TI suppressor this summer. anything different shooting them through the can?

    thanks:)
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been having good luck with 147 ELD-M and 140 Nosler CC with CCI-BR2, Starline Brass and 44.5grns RL19. Mine jump about .035” and my dads is jumping .020”.
     
  3. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    thanks liltank, but im looking for loads for Hammer bullets:D
     
  4. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    IIRC Steve said a good starting powder would be Varget. 4350 seems to be the universal accuracy powder for the Creed and I can't imagine that it would be any different with Hammer bullets.
    I just received my 124 HH bullets today.
    I have had very good luck with RE26 and the Berger 135 CH bullet. I think I'll start with RE26 and then move on to Varget to see how the HH bullets shoot in my Browning HC rifle.
     
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  5. Capt RB

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    Look at the 124 hammer hunter. Are you shooting a can? That can give back a bit of velocity to make it suitable for that In the creed 4155 223 cfe varget mr2000 should get you close to 3000fps with a 20" That should work for deer sized game to your yardage.
     
  6. SnakeRiverEric

    SnakeRiverEric Well-Known Member

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    For the 124 HHs and 6.5 Creed I used RL16 to get accuracy and velocity into the 2800fps. My 2 Creeds have 22" barrels, using H4350 I only could get about 2700.
     
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  7. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    great stuff , how do you come up with a starting grain weight?
     
  8. westcoasthunter

    westcoasthunter Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to seeing how the rl26 does with the 124 HH
     
  9. Prwillard2

    Prwillard2 Well-Known Member

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    I run mine over Varget.

    My personal loads. Says 125gr, but these are their 124gr Hammer Hunters. Mine just weighed 125gr not 124

    Pierce Engineering ultralight titanium action. Christensen Arms Carbon fiber barrel finished at 21" with their titanium brake.

    Your mileage may vary. Use with caution.
     

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  10. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    perfect starting place PRWillard2. Thank you !!!

    sounds like a cool rifle !!!
     
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  11. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    Watching...I just built a similar rifle for my kiddos...cannot wait to get it back--have been wanting to try hammer bullets in a few of my cart I load for.
     
  12. Prwillard2

    Prwillard2 Well-Known Member

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    Had it built as an ultralight hunting rifle. Weighs 8.2 pounds with optic!
     

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  13. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    can you send the attachment again, its too small when i open it