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Offline swanderek

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Hammer bullets?
« on: April 04, 2020, 08:56:09 PM »
I have always used ttsx bullets in my .308 and 6.8spc.
Looking for something different for hunting with my Garand.
Anyone ever use or try Hammer bullets?

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Re: Hammer bullets?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2020, 09:06:54 PM »
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Re: Hammer bullets?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2020, 09:40:20 PM »
I've used a bunch of different Hammer bullets  :chuckle:

6mm
-88gr HH

6.5mm
-121gr HH
-130gr SH

270
-117gr HH
-168gr HH

7mm
-143 HH

308
-150gr SH
-181gr HH

338
-185gr SH
-224gr SH
-255gr SH
-260gr HH
-283gr SH
-303gr HH
-304gr HH

375
-275gr SH

They're excellent bullets, but I'm not sure if I'd use them in a Garand. The bullet tips will get busted up pretty bad when cycling through the action, especially on the SH designs. That can lead to expansion problems, just like having the tips clogged on VLD style bullets like Bergers. I'm not very familiar with Garands, so maybe they're a little more gentle to the bullets than ARs are.

From a performance perspective the Hammers are all very consistent. The front petals shear off and the base of the bullet continues to penetrate. The weight of the remaining shank depends on the specific bullet. The SH line retains more weight than the HH line.




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Re: Hammer bullets?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 11:59:42 AM »
Wow great input thanks!

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Re: Hammer bullets?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 12:53:21 PM »
I’m a mushroom hunter so those hammer pics didn’t excite me.  But if they shoot the best I’d use em.

 


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