Which is worse, dogmatism or hyperbole? There's some truth on all sides - dead is dead. Most bullets I've used killed well a high percentage of the time. What I've appreciated about the Hammers is the unfailing reliability. I've used many of the premium bonded & partition bullets as well as the Berger's, ELD-X's, ELD-M's, etc. They all did very well most of the time. They have their limitations for some or all of the following: rpm's, high impact velocity, shoulder hits, extreme angle hits, etc. What got me with the Hammers is the reliability and penetration to get the job done every time. At least for me, they've been 100 for 100 so far. 52 gr HH for 223 Rem up to the 169 HH in a 7-LRM. Once, someone using my rifle made a hit that would have resulted in a slow death / lengthy track with a conventional bullet, but one or more of the petals from the Hammer spread out and caught the vitals. That impressed me.Nope- I'm just not into dogmatism
As far as your experiences, I don't question you, though there are contributing factors to consider, such as bullet weight selection and the speed you're running them at. The more spectacular kills that I've witnessed were with them going very fast. That is where they shine. Running nominal speeds, the game will react similar to conventionals. You're just more sure to get complete penetration with the Hammers. And less meat damage.
This is not a sales pitch. We're all just answering the OP's honest question. This is his thread.