Speedy hammers

koonazz

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They were showing up 2 days after an order was placed... no "out of stock, overdue". My second batch took a couple weeks, but they notified everyone they were out for a few days. Generally, they ship same day or next day if it's late.
Yes! Very fast shipping and THE BEST customer service in the industry hands down period. Steve is knowledgeable and more than willing to help get you shootin good AND you get to talk directly to THE man and not some flunky that don't know sheep sh** from wild honey.
 

Quintus

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I just started shooting these not too long ago as well. The 160 HH was so easy and fast in the 300 Bee I got some 121HH for the 260 and 6.5 PRC. I shot my PRC ladder yesterday afternoon. Starting load of 58.0 grains of RL26 lit with a 215M primer in Hornady cases. Increments of .3 grains ran up to 61.9. Rifle is a Fierce Fury 24" with factory radial brake shooting in an overcast 64 degrees. 58.0 yielded 3,300FPS even. 61.9 generated...3,501 and the last case/primer looks exactly like the first with no change in bolt lift. Amazing. It looks like a decent node at 61.3 to 61.6 at 3485 to 3493 and still pretty even to 61.9 at 3501. I am going to run 61.5 grains and see how it groups. Pretty amped at 120 grain bullet in the neighborhood of 3500 FPS.
 

T3ninja

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easy peasy..........pressure equals speed and speed equals pressure no free lunches buddy boy:)
I’m aware. Using the same powder(lot also), brass, primer, with a
215 Berger hybrid going 3030fps with 84.? Gr of powder..

Now with the 196 hammer I’m loading at 81.2( I think, I’m at work right now) same powder, primer, brass, etc. I’m at 3230. Loads never showed any signs of pressure, sticky bolt, primers, no ejector marks (although I’m not sure I’d even see them on a nucleus action) and the recoil is actually quite a bit less than the Berger was.
 

GLTaylor

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thanks guys for the info I looked at them a couple times but it didn't look like the bc was real good, but 200 fps extra would make up for that. I might turn that new 270 in to a western yet. Do they make a mess when they hit the target meat loss.
Virtually no bloodshot meat. That's why I originally switched over. Additionally, each bullet is identical to 0.0005 - that’s their standard. No bullet sorting required. Add ridicuously easy load development and 0.5 groups or better average in all my rifles. Obviously I'm completely sold
. Oh, and much better speed too!
 

koonazz

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Virtually no bloodshot meat. That's why I originally switched over. Additionally, each bullet is identical to 0.0005 - that’s their standard. No bullet sorting required. Add ridicuously easy load development and 0.5 groups or better average in all my rifles. Obviously I'm completely sold
. Oh, and much better speed too!
I have one rifle so far that's not shooting .5moa or smaller with hammers. .633" is my smallest group with 143 gr Hunters but let me say this, that's way better than the plus moa groups it shot with Barnes LRX and Nosler Accubonds. Hammers on average are the most accurate bullets I've shot to date.
 

koonazz

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Hotty toddy, gosh a-mighty, bim bam, the deer is down - Rammer jammer with a copper Hammer!
Hotty Toddy Dakota!
Hotty toddy, gosh a-mighty, bim bam, the deer is down - Rammer jammer with a copper Hammer!
Hotty Toddy Dakota! I have'nt tried loading any down for reduced recoil, but you may find less recoil at comparable velocities due to them being a lower pressure bullet. Seems like my 280ai had stiffer recoil with 145 gr Speer BTs than it does with the 143 gr Hunters at similar velocities. Might just be my imagination.
 

CaptDru

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Just received some 146gr HH for my Sako 85 Finnlite in 7mm RM. Couldnt get it to group any factory ammo less than an 1.25". Rifle doesnt like anything in the 160gr range, that I have tried so far. I have H1000, Retumbo, 7977 and RL23. Which of those should I try first? Hopefully I can find a load for this rifle.
 

NorCalRiceGuy

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Just received some 146gr HH for my Sako 85 Finnlite in 7mm RM. Couldnt get it to group any factory ammo less than an 1.25". Rifle doesnt like anything in the 160gr range, that I have tried so far. I have H1000, Retumbo, 7977 and RL23. Which of those should I try first? Hopefully I can find a load for this rifle.
I'd try RL23, personally.
 

Paulstarr

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And your late to the party as well" Barrel Longevity" is not much of a concern to most of us, It's the cheapest part of the equation
ButterBean,I think you are right, in the US that's true.In the UK it's a different story, it's mighty expensive part of the equation.I didn't realise how good it is for you guys in the US I should move there,I think I would love it.
 

koonazz

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I always relate barrel life to operating a sports car. Lamborghini only gets driven on the weekend once or twice a month and when ya drive it, drive it like you stole it. Get a toyota to drive every day to work. These big flame throwers are very niche specific tools. Big critters a long ways off. Sure, you can burn a barrel pretty quick if you shoot em often in high volume but kept within reason I have no doubts mine will outlast me.
 
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