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Hammer Bullets

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by SeabeeChief, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. SeabeeChief

    SeabeeChief Registered Member

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    New hammer bullets arrived today. 257 and 7mm calibers. Testing to start soon and if they work out, Barnes will be outta here. They are supposed to be easy to develop. This fall I’ll try them on deer.
     
  2. SeabeeChief

    SeabeeChief Registered Member

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    OK, tested hammer bullets in my 250AI and 284 Win today and I am blown away by their accuracy. First, they are not sensitive to COL variations and expect 100+ fps more speed from them over what you normally get. In the 284 I fired 120 gr Hammer Hunters over IMR-4166 and it was phenomenal. Largest group was .477 and smallest was .012. Don't bother much with ES/SD numbers as from what I can see it doesn't make much difference with these bullets with all loads .477" or better. I never did find pressure signs even though I was 2 gr over what Quickload predicted as max for a similar weight Barnes bullet. Who knows where top end is. I'll never use another Barnes bullet. Going down now to pull every Barnes bullet I have loaded. Come on deer season!!!!
     

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