Some hammer damage

Elkeater

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180 yds. Slightly quartering towards me. 174g hammer hunters from a 300 wsm. I was worried about the effectiveness of these bullets because our deer are so small here. Turns out better than expected. The entrance right behind shoulder. Did not want mess up any meat. The exit was 1.5” and a small hole about a inch away where one of the petals exited. Very happy with the hammers. @RockyMtnMT
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I shot an axis doe last March in a nearly identical position with the entrance just behind the shoulder and the exit back like that and it was the exact same result with stuff coming out of the exit like that. Mine was with the .300 win mag and a 199 hammer
 

NorCalRiceGuy

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Texas, and was a 6.5 creedmore.
After talking with Steve my first thought process was correct. I’ve never seen any damage like this before with hammers. Usually a perfect 1.5”-2” exit.
I think I hit solid bone and the fragments of bone is what caused the massive trauma.
I’ve actually seen this one other time with my .257 Roy on a pig. And it had tons of little bone fragments in it. I was just not paying close enough attention on this one as I was on my hike back for lunch. So I grab the meat I could save and ran.
Also forgot my meat bags so I walked bag with meat hanging out of every pocket in my hunting clothes.
Thanks for the visual description! I can just picture it ! You must have felt like you were trolling for coyotes or mountain lions.
 

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Well I thought I had my pack on but when I went or load I realized it was my bio straps and left my bag on the utv. So every pocket was full and had meat hanging out.
Guides thought I was gross but I was indeed hoping something would try and make a move on me so I could defend myself
 

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Here is my 124 Hammer Hunter from a 6.5 PRC at 3993FPS on an antelope at 210 yards broadside. Inner and outer exit wound. Entry hole was pretty small as would be expected. 'This is after hanging for three days, obviously it was considerably cleaner looking on the day I shot it.
 

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dougduey

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Here is my 124 Hammer Hunter from a 6.5 PRC at 3993FPS on an antelope at 210 yards broadside. Inner and outer exit wound. Entry hole was pretty small as would be expected. 'This is after hanging for three days, obviously it was considerably cleaner looking on the day I shot it.
Are you really getting 3993 with the 124 HH in your 6.5 PRC? If so, I’d like to know how. My 6.5-284 could only get over 3200 fps with that bullet and just over 3400 with tge 123 AH.
 

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