Fear the Hammer

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I don't acticvely hunt them but I do keep a rifle chambered in 223 at my ranch next to the door where I can survey most of my proprety. My go to is hand load Barnes varmint grenades. Never had one take another step once hit .
Hey Fred. What’s your recipe? I just prepped 600 223 cases and have 50 gr VG’s to top them with. I’m thinking I’d start with about 25.5 of H335 and work up. 26.2 should be the sweet spot.
 

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Hey Fred. What’s your recipe? I just prepped 600 223 cases and have 50 gr VG’s to top them with. I’m thinking I’d start with about 25.5 of H335 and work up. 26.2 should be the sweet spot.

Hey Darryl. Yea I,m using 5.56 cases given to me years ago in large numbers. I'm not too scientific when it comes to this kind load. I'll check my stat's and let you know. Most the time I'm spanking them at a couple hundred yards off the porch up here so I'm not worrying about exact bullet placement because varmint grenades make such a mess of anything they hit. I don't care if they crawl into the bushes and die....
 

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I love hammers. They have worked very well for me the last two years.
 

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I bought some to load up in my 300 WM. Should shoot nice and flat!!!
You have an infatuation with speed lol. Load them up let’s go coyote hunting should be spectacular. Love to see one of those in a frontal coyote shot.
 
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Aeon

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The 6WOA is good coyote medicine, i know a guy who knows a guy with one :)
 
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JakeSCH

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You have an infatuation with speed lol. Load them up let’s go coyote hunting should be spectacular. Love to see one of those in a frontal coyote shot.

Love it!!! I was talking to a guy in Australia earlier this year about bullet stability / twist rates. He pushed that 124 gr HH out of a 300 RUM (over 4000 fps) and got end to end penetration on a buffalo (sub 100y).

Since we have to use copper out here, I am going to make them work their best and drag race them.
 
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JakeSCH

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This guy sure doesn’t like hammers! Not sure why all the hate. Thoughts?


They talk about this a lot on the hammer forums. Big picture is that he blocks those guys from asking question on youtube channel and will not answer so we do not have enough information.

Most likely he is not stabilizing the bullet with enough twist rate which causes the exact issue he saw.
 

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