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  • .224 Cal-44gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    22-250 loves these. Extremely easy and fast load development. Shooting well under half MOA. Absolutely flatten coyotes and vaporize ground squirrel. So good I had to get 300!

  • .284 Cal-170gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Christensen ridgeline 7prc 26in barrel, 66.6 of rl26, amazing 5 shot group on a windy day, can't wait to take it to distance, Steve was a great help, love the company

  • .284 Cal-131gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I'm inexperienced reloading, and Hammer provided some great advice when I was getting set up. I've since taken two elk and one bear with these bullets from my 7mm-08, and all three were extremely clean kills: the animals dropped within a few yards, had minimal meat loss, and were totally devastated between the ribs. I could not ask for more in a hunting round, and I will be buying these for a long time!

  • .338 Cal-260gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Bullet performs amazing. Flies great, easy to load for. Shot a 6x6 bull. One and done. Wiggled a bit in his bed. Dead!

  • .308 Cal-182gr Hammer HHT™
     4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Bullet flies awesome out of a 30 nosler. Haven’t used it on game yet. I am sure it will perform like other hammer bullets!

  • .284 Cal-132gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    Excellent results across several powder charges. Best group at highest load producing 2900+ fps. That’ll do!

  • .284 Cal-143gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Used this 143hh for my limited entry elk hunt in my browning xbolt 7mag. One shot through the inflators, 100 yards later he was dead. No bullet found, 5 pieces cut all the way through and the center slug also. It was a perfect 2.5” circle from bullet exit. I am impressed with these bullets.

  • .243 Cal-090gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    Chambered a 1:7.5 twist Benchmark carbon barrel in 6 Remington Ackley Improved shooting 90gr HHT at 3540 fps. Killed a coyote at 75yds worked very well. Easy load development .250 MOA

  • .308 Cal-120gr Lever Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I ordered them by mistake, Thought I clicked on the 143's A real thumper out of an 06.I was going to send them back but they just looked like they would be fun to play with. Loaded them in my 30-06 and started working up with Varget. At 55.5 I got a good group but I believe there is room to go higher and like all Hammers, the faster you push them the better they shoot. I'll be back to the range at 56 gr and see if the group gets tighter. That massive hollow point at around 3400 fps Is going to the lights out on just about anything it hits. I also tried them in my 308 with IMR 4895. Did a ladder test and covered the group with a nickel. looks Like a node around 43 gr and I may just stop right there, 2868 fps and a tiny group. Low recoil and most of our shots are under 100 yards, that may be perfect for my needs at close range. .

  • .308 Cal-168gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    Easy to load. Shoots tight groups out of Browning xbolt 300wsm. Found a load of H4350 going 3150FPS. Multiple groups sub MOA, settled on tightest at 0.4 MOA. Thank you Hammer!

  • .410 Cal-200gr Jack Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    We shot the end of an eight inch mulberry limb yesterday. I used the same load as before, 2,500 fps, but this time it was shot out of my Ruger American bolt gun with a 41 Great Lakes barrel. It penetrated six inches and the nose flattened out like a pancake! It's still the bullet I plan on using for this fall's bear hunt. It defies logic how accurate it is.

  • .308 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    While they have worked well in my 308, my 30-06 found a Happy Spot with 57 of Varget. Oal of 3.180. MV 3427 Average of five shots and covered the entire group with a nickel. Have a feeling deer and pigs will not like it at all. With a simple 50 yard zero, About a half inch high at a hundred and back to zero at 150. Never have to think about it for about 98% of my shots.

  • .355 Cal-125gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I loaded these for my CVA Scout and was able to attain 2800 fps over a load of Win 296. My 93 year old grandpa shot a doe at 133 yards with this bullet. Shot was a little high and quartering away. The bullet shed 3 petals, got 18” of penetration and folded the doe in her tracks. Bullet and one recovered petal produced a weight of 98.6 grains.

  • .308 Cal-101gr Hammer BlackOut
     5 out of 5

    So easy to load. Got her running 2920 out of a 20 HAMR. Dropping everything its shot from 50-290 yards. https://youtu.be/GTL_eTJjc5A

  • .284 Cal-119gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Slammed coyotes & hogs in South Texas. Just getting started with this wildcat 7mm caliber https://youtu.be/is2485KBZQc

  • .224 Cal-057gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I've used a lot of the different 22 cal hammers, and this one has by far been the most accurate of them all for me. The 57gr is far more restrictive in loading length due to its miniscule bearing surface, but this also has the benefit of giving you maximum case capacity. Pretty much won't fit AR mag length restrictions, either, no matter how you load it. If you load in a 223 Remington with a 1:8" twist or slower, this bullet will give the highest effective BC of all hammers from the 68gr HHT and lighter. Period. The heavier ones just can't be pushed fast enough to match it in a 223 Remington. Good powders are LT-32, N133, xterminator, and AR Comp, based on both loading and burn rate. Terminally, I've heard from those who have used it on game that you really can't ask for much more in a 22 cal Hammer than what this bullet can offer...my new favorite Hammer, without a doubt!

  • .411 Cal-250gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Loaded this 250 Shock hammer to 2240 FPS in my Winchester 1885 High Wall. Modern gun built in Japan. Could have gone faster but this is all my old shoulders can handle. Pretty much a very large one hole group at 100 yards. And a deer thumper. Slightly quartering to shot at 85 yards resulting in DRT.inch and a half exit hole and the lungs and heart were mush. I'm a happy hunter. This130 pound doe, which is very big for Alabama was on the ground for about10 minutes before the buzzard showed up. Had to wave my orange hat to get it to leave, it was starting to peck at the deer.

  • .257 Cal-127gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    Just finished load development in my 25-06 Ackley improved with a 7.5 twist barrel very easy to load shooting .250 MOA with low ES at 3275 fps. Can’t wait to hunt with them

  • .284 Cal-155gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    APR Maverick Light with 22" Proof Barrel with Bannish 30 suppressor. Like the other review I was able to get 2900 fps and <.5" groups at 100 yards. There is room to make them faster if you want but this worked for my needs. Terminal performance on deer was as good or better than any other bullet I've used. Deer ran < 25 yards, good exit wounds for trailing if you needed to and internal damage was impressive without much bloodshot meat. I think this is an excellent choice for a 280 AI and I would recommend this bullet to others.

  • .312 Cal-150gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I've worked on several loads with these as well as conventional cup and core bullets. Of all of the bullets, these were the easiest to work up a load and groups were the best with these.

  • .284 Cal-155gr Absolute Hammer™
     4 out of 5

    Worked up a quick accurate load at 3030fps, just in time for the 2023 season. 6x6 bull elk at 320yds broadsided resulted in great results. Perfect bullet performance; shank exited along with 1 petal. 2nd petal found just under offside hide and 3rd found when processing. Took an antelope buck 2 days later with great results, 3 petals exiting about 3-4 inches around the shank. A week later a friend used it to harvest his 6x6 bull elk. First shot hit him broadside through the lungs at 385yds. The bull walked 50ish yards downhill and laid down. After 2 minutes, he stood up and my friend hit him with a second shot, tight to the front leg and through the heart at around 285yds. The bull took about 10 steps and laid back down, finally putting his head down after about 30 seconds. While field dressing, it appears both shots failed to perform as designed; petals did not separate and did not expand much just through and through. I will try the tipped version to see if that performs better

  • .284 Cal-155gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Comfortably pushing the 155gr HH north of 3100 fps with a 7 PRC. Harvested my first-ever elk with this bullet in Nov 2023. Took one shot (and impacted a little further back than I'd have liked) on the elk, which ran 30 or so yards, then expired. The 155gr HH performed very well. I would use this bullet again and recommend it to others.

  • .224 Cal-52gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Run this 52g HH in a 18” .223 varmit rig and it’s deadly! Behind some H335 it’s averaging 3445fps and it’s nasty on little critters! Great bullet!

  • .257 Cal-081gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I shot three deer this past weekend in AL with this projectile. Shots were at 40yd.(x2) and 80yd. None went further than 15 yards. It really does a number on the front shoulder, but they don't go far....which is the key.

  • .410 Cal-200gr Jack Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I developed matching POI loads for the S&W 657 in 1986-1987 on our SE Alaska hatchery beach range using the Sierra 170 gr. JHP and 220 gr. FPJ, and have been lamenting the loss of the latter for years. Since I have found its successor, I shall lament no more and eagerly await this first order of 50 (plus the sample box as a gift to another .41 Rem. Mag. aficionado).

  • .224 Cal-068gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    I run this in a 16” 22creed for varmits and whitetail deer. Everything has dropped DRT! Behind some Varget I’m getting 3440-3450fps. I’ll be shooting these a lot this upcoming predator contest season!

  • .257 Cal-075gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    11 yr. old grandson used this bullet to shoot a button buck at 100 yards with his Ruger #1 257 Roberts , he is a smaller boy and for now does not like to much recoil so i loaded this very fine bullet for him. velocity was around 3400 -3500 FPS but was very accurate 3 shot groups 3 / 4 of inch at 100 yards with me shooting.just a great bullet.

  • .284 Cal-177gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Loaded these up in my 28nos over retumbo and got a nice 1" group at 200 yards when i zeroed the rifle. They absolutely crushed 2 elk this season under 100 yards. Both elk didnt take a step and the bullets performed perfectly, I had an entrance with an exit along with pure destruction inside.

  • .355 Cal-172gr Shock Hammer™ (Legend)™
     5 out of 5

    Killed 6 deer last year and 7 this year with these bullets. They just abolutely Hammer! Can even hear the infamous "thwap" when these hit the animal! And they shoot under 1/2 MOA in my Rock River AR upper! Awesome bullet

  • .257 Cal-092gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Amazing performance on deer, I load these things fast . 3850fps in my 257 wby, the faster I shoot them the more accurate they are .I was not a fan of traditional solid copper bullets until I found these, performance on game so far is …we’ll I call them the modern partition. I also am using 74.5 grains of Norma mrp powder with this bullet.. I used a magneto speed to find velocity. Tomorrow I will try these on a elk

  • .308 Cal-174gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I shot my first bull with this bullet out of my 300 WSM. At 200 yards the bullet would have been going about 2,800 fps. He died within seconds. I hit him in the shoulder, near the crease. Accuracy and speed out of this bullet is a great. What's not to like?!

  • .277 Cal-116gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Two hogs lined up. One bullets all it took at 3325 FPS. https://youtu.be/P2ze7PBylUc?si=ZuUSLvcNlKUWc-AM

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Shoot great in my 26 Nosler. Took a big mule deer buck at 670 yards, excellent terminal performance.

  • .410 Cal-200gr Jack Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    My buddy and I developed a wildcat, 41 caliber (41 Great Lakes), straight wall cartridge a few months ago. This bullet is very accurate and hits like a "jack hammer", for sure! It even feeds well in our AR test rifle and makes one ragged hole. We're getting just under 2,500 fps from an 18" barrel. It is devastating on bowling balls! I plan on using it for next year's black bear hunt.

  • .257 Cal-075gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    First kill out of my 25-06 with these bullets. Couldn't have asked for better results. My shot placement was low but the buck only went 5 feet and collapsed. Thank you Hammer.

  • .284 Cal-140gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Loaded in a 280 AI with a 22" tube over staball 6.5 and getting 3140 fps and sub half MOA. two deer, one bear and four hogs all had their lights turned out instantly. The only one of them that made it further than it's own shadow was one of the hogs that sprinted about 30 yards, dropped and belly slid for a few feet and never twitched again. Internal terminal damage was massive, with exit wounds on all the critters. Crazy easy load work up. If you need a bullet that is very accurate, performs perfectly no matter the shot angle, delivering instant death, and produces velocities that well exceeds similar weight bullets, then look no further!

  • .243 Cal-088gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I’m running these at 3370fps in my 6mm creed 1-8” twist using h4350. These shoot into 5/8 for me at 100 yards which is plenty accurate for the hunting I do. I had the opportunity to take two deer with these and they work beautifully like every other hammer bullet I’ve tried.

  • .284 Cal-101gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Using these in my 284 Win and 7X57AI for deer hunting. Using N-540 in both rifles. 284 shoots .167" with an ES 9 @ 3318 fps. 7X57AI shoots .474" with an ES 16 @ 3414 fps. They have taken a number of deer without an issue. Very happy with them and Highly recommend for deer. Always full penetration.

  • .277 Cal-145gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I had a 270 wsm rebarreled to be a long range gun. I tried Bergers, Barnes LRX, Sierra GK and Nosler ABLR. Probably 20 loads and never got under MOA. I started calling it my dumpster gun because that is where it was going to end up. At the end of my rope, I ordered 133 and 145 shock hammers. Three different powders shot the 133s at 1 MOA and all three powders shot the 145s under 1 MOA. The H1000 145 gr load shot 0.6 MOA at 500 yd. I still need to run powder ladders and vary seating depth. It is hard to believe that a bullet could make that much difference but it did. Turned my dumpster gun into a dream gun. Thanks

  • .284 Cal-169gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I had these 169gr hunters loaded up for elk out of my Proof 28 Nosler. Elk hunt is next week but I had the chance to harvest 6.5 year old whitetail buck as a test run. Buck was facing me, slightly above me, center chest, and he literally bounced once and that was all. Can't wait to find my elk.

  • .338 Cal-175gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Used this in 338 RCM to take a 7 pt WT buck. Bullet entered in front of shoulder and deflected up thru lungs into spine. Destroyed the spine and 6 ribs. Buck just fell over. Great deer bullet. Tried to post a picture but the site wouldn't take it

  • .257 Cal-075gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Took an 8 pt and a doe with it in 250AI during WV deer season 2023. Destroyed the lungs in both. Doe trotted about 30 yds and fell over and the buck took 2 steps and dropped. Using N-540 @ 3396 fps and groups .096".

  • .243 Cal-088gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    6x45 is a great little cartridge and you only need to neck up a 5.56 case to .243 by running it through a die. That being said if you want to use it in an AR15, the magazine length limits your options a bit. These bullets are the perfect hunting bullet for 6X45. They make for a nice short overall length and they'll knock deer over right where they stand if you make a good kill zone shot, even out of a 12.5" barrel. No worries about lead in your meat either. Amazing bullet design and every bit worth the price. They drive tacks too.

  • .224 Cal-44gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I Load these in a 221 fireball and get 3685 fps using AA 1680, killed several coyotes and a few other critters all have dropped at the shot, as usual easy load development and very accurate

  • .308 Cal-130gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Shot my 12th white tail with hammers last week.this one with 308 preformed with excellence as usual.pass through and found 3 petals under hide.would love to see 130 in hht

  • .224 Cal-068gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This one will outperform all other hammers (and monos in general) that can be shot from a 8" twist. Works with a wide variety of powders, from as fast as xterminator and N133, to as slow as N140 and 2520. If you're loading in the 223, it won't load to mag length. Choose a energy dense powder as this one dips a good ways down into the case in the 223. You should see at least 3000fps from a 20" barrel a ways before you hit pressure.

  • .308 Cal-181gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    For our recent New Mexico elk hunt it was a toss-up between the 181g Hammer Hunter™ and the Barnes 175g LRX. The Hammer Hunter™ shot tighter groups at the range from my Christensen 300 PRC…so that’s what I went with. In our previous hunt I had used the 162g Hornady ELD-X bullet in a 7mm Rem Mag. In that hunt, my hunting partner and I both took our elk at 330 yards. I had a core / jacket separation using the ELD-X bullet. The game processors at the ranch couldn’t find the lead core. Where’d all that lead go I wondered ? Hmmmm. I’m not into “eating lead” so I started doing my homework on monolithic bullets. We both settled on Hammer bullets, and I for one couldn’t be happier ! Shot a nice cow elk at 75 yards, straight broadside shot. It was down within 50 yards. Recovered only one “petal” in the off-side. It’s great knowing that a possible “lead surprise” will not be on the dinner table this year ! Thank you Hammer bullets for a great product !

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    These are great in my 6.5 prc with 1.75 twist. I loaded n555 with 54.3 grains and shot a .350 group!

  • .284 Cal-131gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Wife shot a large mule deer buck at 175yds and I shot a whitetail doe at 130. First shot on the mule deer was a gut shot unfortunately, he walked about 10 feet and laid down facing away with his head up, caught the next one between the shoulder blades in the spine, bullet killed him instantly and exited underneath his jaw. Whitetail doe was broadside with a tiny entrance and a tomato sized exit with heart and lung tissue hanging out of the hole. Surprisingly little bloodshot meat considering it was right on the edge of the meat. Very accurate as well, easily the most accurate load I've made for this rifle out of SSTs, ballistic tips, eld-x, and accubond.

  • .308 Cal-166gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I've been loading for an old ruger m77 in 300 win mag that is very picky. Out of the 6 different bullets I've done workups with the 166HH is the only one that is MOA. Just about everything else has been around 3"-4". Shot a monster muley 5 days ago at 40yds, lungs hanging out of a fist sized hole... on the entry side! Exit was thumb sized. Definitely appreciate the accuracy though in such a picky rifle!

  • .284 Cal-145gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    Finally after a couple of years loading and shooting Hammer bullets, and seeing their speed and accuracy, I drew an elk tag and was able to hunt them. I killed an old bull, huge body, apparently in declining years (kind of like me, lol). One shot at 438 yards with my long throat 7WSM @ 3,240 fps mv and it was lights out. Full penetration of the HHT in a straight line through both shoulders. The guide said he had never seen destruction like that, yet when I processed the meat, there was almost no blood shot waste. My only regret is that I didn’t discover Hammer bullets earlier.

  • .308 Cal-182gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    3330 fps with H4831 out of my custom 30 Nosler with long throat. Shoots 1/2" groups at 200 yards.

  • .308 Cal-199gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Incredible bullet in 30 Nosler with long throat. 3080 fps and bughole groups at 200 yards with N570.

  • .308 Cal-180 Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Stellar bullets! I reload 300 Weatherby and 30-378 Weatherby with hammer bullets. Fantastic results. maximum powder loads do not produce flat primers or heavy lift. A few weeks ago, I took a 5x5 elk in Colorado with my 300 Weatherby at 608 yards. 180 grain hammer hunter, 4831sc powder, fed 215m primers. quartering away to the left. shot the elk in the high shoulder and the exit wound was a few inches below opposite cheek bone. dropped, there was a 1600 ft cliff about 200 yards away from the elk. With same load, I have shot a central Texas whitetail deer in the neck, just above the shoulder, broadside @ 120 yards. thin skin and light muscle still produced excellent expansion with the exit would about 3 inches in diameter. the deer did a full flip. Now transitioning, 30-378 weathertby with 180 grain hammer hunter. (limited by barrel twist.) 300 Weatherby with the 160 grain hammer hunter fantastic consistency with individual bullet weights and the bullet preforms!

  • .257 Cal-116gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    After load development at over 3500fps, the Shock Performed flawless and bang flopped him at 100yds. Lights out, not even a kick or flinch. Very impressive.

  • .243 Cal-090gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    I bought a 1-8 twist Remington 700 SPS specifically to shoot 90gn hht hammers and they did not disappoint. Sub moa at about 3000 fps (can get more speed just ran out of time for more testing). Took a 140lbs 66 point at 90 yards and totally destroyed lungs and top of heart crashed at 20yards with enough blood to track if needed and looked like buckets of blood on ground,on trees and limbs above him just blood everywhere. Can’t say enough about Hammer bullets my grand son and I have taken around 12 whitetail in the past 2 1/2 years with them in 7mm,6.5,308 and now 243. The only thing I have noticed is if they don’t drop where they stand and we have had 4 do that you might not have a great blood trail in the first 20-30 ft but after that Stevie Wonder could track it for you. Never had one go past 40 yds most drop within 20. Reminds me of how devastating I thought Nosler ballistic tips were when they first came out but with much less meat loss. As long as Hammer makes bullets that is what I will hunt with. Would post pic of lung and heart damage but file is too big.

  • .243 Cal-083gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    83 gr shock hammers load is cci 250 mag primer n550 @43.0 grains in.243ack 40degre one hole @ 100yrd very fast also shot 44.5 gr H- 4350 shot the same

  • .308 Cal-163gr Hammer HHT™
     4 out of 5

    I am in the early stages of testing the 163 HHT in my Tikka 300 Win Mag 24.3" barrel, 1:10 twist. 82.5 grains of Reloder 26 powder in Peterson Cases has produced 3350 fps. I attempted to catch a bullet by putting (6) 1 gallon jugs of water together. The bullet went through all 6 at 100 yards. Velocity and penetration are there. Accuracy and performance on elk soon to come.

  • .257 Cal-092gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Killed about a dozen deer and antelope with these out of a .257 Weatherby - max loads of 4831 - from 50 yards to a bit over 600 yards - performed like a Nosler Partition as far as wounding, which is the highest of compliments - Killed about 100 animals with the Barnes 80 and 100 TTSX and was never overly impressed with performance on deer as no blood trail - but on pigs and elk I was very impressed with the Barnes Barnes seem to like tougher animals….anyway these kill deer well and leave a good blood trail they are very accurate without working up a load and the 92 grain has been my go to for many hunts Pigs, bear(not mine) , elk and deer were taken clean - I had them loaded for moose, but could not let myself pull the trigger - and I am ok with that .

  • .243 Cal-083gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    loaded vitahvuori N550 worked up to 43.0 grains shot 0.180 group Next load 44.5 gr H4350 just expanded hole and is a max load in my 243AI this will be a mean bullet on just about any thing OH rifle has 21 inch barrel

  • .284 Cal-170gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    7 prc 1in8 twist started with 4 loads 2 were well under1/2 inch @ 100 no wasted components 170 hht RL-25 at 3186 easy to load

  • .257 Cal-090gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    It took a handful of test loads but once I found the combination they exceeded my expectations. My rifle is 26" barreled Browning B-78 and with the preferred load 3 shot groups are under 1/4" and zipping along at 3650, and this not max toss in another grain of RE-17 and they leave clocking 3700 but the average group sizes almost doubled to 1/2"

  • .375 Cal-270gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Shooting this out of a Dakota 76 at 2750 FPS (I know I can get faster but this was soooo forgivingly accurate and hit the same spot as 305 claw hammer solids). Sub 1/2 Moa all day. Nosler brass and fed gm215m primers. Pushed by RL15. Lee factory crimp die to butter beans specs…. Because he knows waaaaaay more than I ever will. After taking this combo to Africa twice it made me a believer. Perfect one shot kills on everything from impala and springbuck, to lechwe, kudu (340 yards… and not a perfect hit, but it went down quickly), and zebra. Hammer is winning me over through real world results. I’m not a ballistic geek, just a hard core hunter who likes to make his own ammo. Just bought another box!

  • .257 Cal-116gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Shooting a Weatherby Apex in .257 mag w a 1-10 twist and this thing is screaming at 3539fps w N170 and my average group size for 5 3 shot groups is .338 Thats pretty darn impressive for a out of the box factory rifle under $2,500.

  • .277 Cal-156gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Shoot pretty accurately. Tested in water median prior to hunting. Bullets mushroom out & pedals broke free causing devastating damage. Used on a white tail Hunt. Deer drooped on spot, however, pretty extensive meat damage. Also used on a 300lb black bear. Preformed liked i expected. Complete pass thru making a short recovery easy. Bullet had hit rib bones on entry & exit holes with no issues. Used Hodgon Superformance powder for the hunts. H4831 seems to work well too. Give them a 5 star on the bear & target shooting.

  • .243 Cal-070gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    have bought 600 of 70gr HH . 243ack 21 inch bbl 9 twist these bullets are great easy load development H4350 is the slowest powder to have played with 21 inch bbl 3525fps lead bullet 3400 oh one hole group worst group with starting load .240or.250 3shots after that went to 2 shot groups oh less copper fouling barrel is lot cooler 3 shots with lead bullet screaming hot ten or so barrel warm IMR3031 & varget &IMR4831 steller one hole two shot groups also you dont get the first shot sling like you do with lead . going to try N550 83 grain shock hammer great but the 70 grain for me is a do it all same length as 85 gr partation

  • .338 Cal-236gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I had a full custom 340 Weatherby built for a friend’s elk hunt. Due to mag box length went with 236 HH per Steve’s recommendation. He took a bull at 350 yds and his brother took one at 575 yds and both dropped in their tracks. Their guide was very impressed. I had them loaded just under 2900 fps.

  • .308 Cal-135gr Power Hammer
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I used this bullet in South Africa to take black impala, kudu, bushbuck, and 2 warthogs. All animals went down in their tracks except the kudu, which ran ~20 yards. I was shooting it out of a .308 Win, 20” barrel @ 2850 fps.

  • .277 Cal-117gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    yesterday I loaded up 5 rounds for my bergara 270 win. with the 117hh bullet, 57 gr. h4350, fed 210 LRP, crimped in the front groove with the lee LCD die and after 2 shots to get on paper I fired my last 3 shots into a dime size group at 100 yds, thank you hammer bullets! Kip Noblitt

  • .257 Cal-092gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    257 weatherby H4350 65.5 grains .030 off the lands Remington 9 1/2 primer 3787 fps. Shoots excellent in my talon. Thanks for another great bullet!

  • .264 Cal-080gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    I shoot hogs and varmints and use mostly my RUGER RANCH 6.5 Grendel carbine (16 inch). I became a hammer bullet user about 5 years ago after I learned about their terminal performance and the low pressure of the absolute bullet design. I took a year and lots of hammer 97s to find pressure @3080 in my carbine. I backed it off to 3024 and used it for several hunts but was interested in shooting small game and I wanted a faster bullet for flatter, longer engagements. After talking with Farleg and Steve and others about the impact of lighter, longer, faster bullets on animals I realized there was an opportunity for 6.5 for varmints these guys were not considering. I live behind the iron curtain in KALIFORNIA and we are required to shoot non lead ammo. Like most I jumped on Barnes and they shoot fine but something was missing....What was missing was speed, I was shooting 120s at 2600 fps and by switching to the 97 was able to shoot near magnum velocities with the Grendel making that rifle much more interesting. One of the first hogs I took with hammers was an eye opener. I am over watch for a couple new hunters and the guide. The guide is setting up an uphill shot to a large boar sleeping under a shade tree. The first one shoots and misses and now his is running heading right at top warp, the second brother hits him with 2 body shots from an AR 15 and of course all he did was speed up, about 75 feet in front of him was a curve and if he made it there he was gone. I tracked him set the rifle on his nose while swinging and blamo, he turns the corner and I'm sure he is gone and I missed...but wait about 15 seconds later down the hill rolls this 250 lb boar. When we got to him it was just amazing. The bullet hit him on the shoulder joint, the petals lacerated the heart and liver and liquified the lungs, but the most impressive sight was the fact that his right front leg from the shoulder was hanging by skin.....I WAS SOLD! The 97s are a great bullet for medium game and all but I wanted something lighter, faster and flatter. I started to load the new 85 hh and it had more pressure than the 97 so I felt it wasn't the best solution. I pestered Steve about making a varmint sized bullet for the Grendel as the lightest was the 85 and it was ho hum. Finally, this summer I got an email from Steve asking if I wanted to participate in a new varmint bullet development for the 6.5. I helped this summer develop loads for this amazing bullet. I have shot it in 4 different rifles all with sub moa accuracy and at VERY HIGH SPEED. In my 24 inch Creedmoor testing for pressure I ran it to 3924 and ran out of case before I found pressure...mind-blowing !! In a prc or 264wm this is a 4000 fps bullet with ultra flat trajectory. In my sons 22 inch gun I used 40 gr of ar comp with the 80 set to 2.68 for 3380 fps and 1/2 moa accuracy. Another Creedmoor rifle we used was a larue ar-10 also inside a quarter at 100. Surprisingly this is a 55k load in a rifle made for 63k so pressure is exceptionally low, recoil non existent and terminal results spectacular. My Grendel shoots them about 3025 and .3 accuracy. for a dead zero of about 250 yds. ESSENTIALLY HAMMER CREATED A NEW VARMINT CAPABILITY FOR THE 6.5 CALIBER TO MATCH THE PERFORMANCE OF A 22-250 ... BUT MY 8 TWIST 22-250 IS CRYIN GIN THE SAFE:) NOW ONE RIFLE CAN REALLY DO IT ALL!! notes: These are bore rider bullets so only 2 bearing surfaces engage the lands (why its low pressure) the wasp waist allows you to seat the bullet 2 ways, long and short. I prefer leaving the first band out of the case but it requires 3 to 4 thou neck tension and crimp with a 1/4 turn on the lee fsd. I had some bullets not neck tensioned or crimped properly come out of the case as its not real deep in the case. I would not hesitate to use this bullet for deer or antelope at these velocities it has a killing range over 500 yds. Food for thought: For decades tens of thousands of deer have been taken with an 80 gr bullet in a .243 rifle. a 22 inch Grendel will shoot this bullet at the same velocity as a .243wssm (super short magnum about 3200 fps), A Creedmoor in 22 inch guns are 300 yds dead zero 1.5 inch high at 100 and 3380 is the accuracy node. Try them you will love them! WARNING: ALWAYS START LOW AND WORK UP, YOUR RIFLE IS NOT MY RIFLE

  • .358 Cal-200gr Power Hammer (formerly shock hammer)™
     5 out of 5

    Very accurate in my rebored 35 Whelen 1903A3. This barrel never really gave be great accuracy, but this bullet and BL-C2 shoots 1 MOA or better (425 is the farthest I've shot it and it maintains 1 MOA or better out to that at least). Took it to Alaska this year for caribou anticipating a 300+ yard shot. Ended up shooting mine at 70. High shoulder shot put it right down, and even though it hit a lot of bone, the bullet went all the way through, breaking both shoulders. Not a lot of blood shot meat however. Great performance overall. I will likely switch my 358 Win to this bullet as well as start trying Hammer in other rifles as well.

  • .264 Cal-097gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    This 97gr. AH bullet moves at 2772 FPS out of an 18” 1-8 6.5 Grendel barrel. I couldn’t be happier with this bullet! Now for my recipe, and this is what I use so try it at your doing. 30.1gr. of 8208 xbr, cci #450 and a col. of 2.250. At 100yds it is A .221 group. I just wanted to share my data as it is hard to find good info for the Grendel.

  • .308 Cal-199gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I spent way too much time, money, and components trying to get a load developed for my custom built 300 PRC using another very popular jacketed bullet for magnum .30 cal. I should have tried these much sooner! I immediately found a powder node, seated these -0.010”, and shot .15” groups. For me, in this rifle, these bullets are like having a cheat code. These will be the only bullets I load going forward.

  • .277 Cal-148gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Jason Bowman. Rhineland TX Custom built 270 Win with Douglas XX 8 twist barrel crowned at 25 inches. Loaded with IMR 7828SSC I am getting 3199 FPS with ES in the teens and 1/2 MOA. Built it for Elk but finished it too late to hunt with, I did take a boar hog at 260 yds with it. Almost head on shot (on purpose) point of shoulder impact with exit off side hip. 1 inch exit wound, very wide wounding internally with approximately 30+ inches of bullet travel. Animal ran 60 yards and crashed with no blood trail but no blood trail is common with hogs, I have shot probably over 1000 of them in the last 30 years. Very impressed with allHammers I have used including this one.

  • .277 Cal-156gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I am running the 156gr HH in my custom 27 nosler at 3450 fps. Velocity meets accuracy with this bullet. Not picky on seating depth. Stayed within 3/4” with my groups from starting load until I hit pressure.

  • .284 Cal-155gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Twelve shot load development! Found pair and backed off half a grain. Loaded at 20k off the lands. A little heavy for 280 AI but 155 at 3000 fps is going to hit HARD! Alamo Precision Maverick, 24 inch 8.5 twist Brux.

  • .284 Cal-132gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    Ten shots with two separate powders loaded to mag length to find pressure. Backed off .5 grains. Two loads in less than 30 shots, can’t beat that! 20 inch TS Customs with carbon benchmark barrel. Great speeds from a shorty IMO. Confirmation groups attached. Confirmation groups attached.

  • .284 Cal-132gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    Ten shots with two separate powders loaded to mag length. Confirmation groups attached. Two loads in 30 shots - can’t beat it! 20 inch TS Custons with Benchmark carbon.

  • .284 Cal-132gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    Ten shots with two separate powders loaded to mag length. Confirmation groups attached. Two loads in 30 shots - can’t beat it! 20 inch TS Custons with Benchmark carbon.

  • .284 Cal-132gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    Ten shots with two separate powders. Confirmation groups attached. Two loads in 30 shots - can’t beat it! 20 inch TS Custons with Benchmark carbon.

  • .284 Cal-177gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    These bullets rock, super accurate! Deadly too! This bullet is from 975 yards, the target is at 100yds

  • .308 Cal-137gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Use this bullet in 30-06, 300 Win mag and lately in my 300 H&H mag over H4350. 3600 plus fps and 1/4" accuracy.

  • .375 Cal-299gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Worked very well in my custom 375 H&H on a Weatherby Mark V action with 25" barrel. Shoots cloverleaf groups with RL-15 and on my trip to Zambia successfully took Cape buffalo and Wildebeast.

  • .284 Cal-170gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    170grn HHT 1in8 barrel custom 7rem. Was able to find a load pretty quick with H1000. 1 7/8" 4 shot group at 500yds with first long range group. Excited for this fall! Velocity around 3050fps

  • .284 Cal-172gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    With H1000, I was able to achieve more than 3200 fps while also producing nice clover leaf groups at 100 yards.

  • .308 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I think this Tiny groups and on game performance is is my favorite 30 caliber bullet. For deer and hogs it is unmatched. Kills like lighting. I shoot it out of a 308 and get over 3200 fps with TAC. On game performance is outstanding. I have had a few game animal react like they were hit by lighting, except they didn't smoke. Plus being copper I can eat right up to the hole.

  • .308 Cal-180 Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I gave up on Barnes and since Nosler Accubond bullets are impossible to find I gave up on the too and tried These Hammer Hunter™ bullets.They are the easiest bullets by far to develop loads for. I still have some other bullets but my go to bullets are 180 gr Hammer Hunter™ bullets for Elk and Mule Deer. Steve and Brian are on hand to offer help and guidance on bullet choice and load developement so there really is NO other choice in my book!

  • .429 Cal-205gr (44 mag) Jack Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I'm getting 7/8in groups with these in my win model 94 444 marlin with 1/38 twist at 2600fps over 47gr of imr4227. The win 94 big bore action is considerably stronger than the marlins so use caution. At 50yards this bullet passed though chest to ass of a 400lb sika stag, DRT. Great setup for those who might need a flatter trajectory but may also encounter bears etc. Don't let the light weight or SD numbers fool you, at speed these things will penetrate deep! This bullet may be better than other offering from hammer for 1/38 levers as it is shorter and stabilizes well. The cup seems to create a hydrostatic effect similar to woodleighs bullet but still early to tell. Been excellent so far.

  • .243 Cal-069gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Running these at 3850 in .243 win. Took a doe bedded at 80 yards. Shot entered crease between head and neck. Petals all exited, shank was under hide on off side shoulder. Never stood up.

  • .224 Cal-44gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Easy load work up. 3700 fps

  • .277 Cal-117gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    My first venture into using copper bullets with my 270 Winchester Browning A-Bolt. I am trying to get ahead of all copper bullet requirements coming to hunters. I began with the recommended H4831sc load at 57.5 grains as mentioned by a review above. It performed great with groups at 1” in my rifle. I tried applying some of the tips and recommended practices on this website such as twist rate, case filling percentages, bullet length and more. I applied them using Reloader 17. Starting at 54 grains again resulted in 1” groups. Working my way up to 55.0 grains the group shrank to one hole! My rifle has never shot this well. Of course I am delighted with the product and plan to move to additional calibers.

  • .243 Cal-070gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I played with a few different powders. Best two were H4350 at 46 gr and RL 17. Both did very well. Will stick with H4350 due to temp stableness.

  • .284 Cal-143gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    First, those who have reluctance to changing to monolithic bullets, I guided back country hunts for 10 years. Of my guests that harvested game animals ( elk, mule deer and bear) only one animal was harvested with a conventional bullet. Being said and witnessing the performance, I myself made to transition 18 years ago. Since then I’ve experimented with virtually every monolithic bullet available. With 50 years reloading experience and 49 1/2 years machining experience I totally understand the importance in dimensional tolerances and concentricity. At Steve’s recommendation I tried a 143 Hammer Hunter™. Firearm Christensen Arms Traverse with Nightforce scope. Max load with H-1000 produced a 12 shot group at 100 yards of less than .050. Trying to dot all my I’s and cross all my T’s, I tried to experiment with terminal performance. Firing 143 Hammer Hunter™s to 450 yards through a plastic gallon jug filled with water and backed by 3/4 plywood (to simulate bone) and varying diameters of hay bales (being a hay farmer. Different diameters are easily made). After impact round balesout to 30 plus inches in diameter haven’t stopped one yet. The bullets track through the wet hay will allow a 1 inch dowel rod to be pushed through the round bale. My thoughts, you can only kill something so dead.I hope this helps all that go afield. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

  • .264 Cal-125gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Easy to load for. 3330 fps with superformance powder and shooting sub 1/2" groups.

  • .264 Cal-118gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    If you got a 264 wm with a 9 twist this is a great bullet for it, i run it 3450 in my sons ruger m77 it shoots very well.

  • .224 Cal-76gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    This bullet was originally designed for our 22 hh and it did not disappoint! running it 4100 fps iv took a whitetail at 614 yds with it and a couple more at over 500 yds. runs really well in a 7 twist.

  • .224 Cal-080gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    love this bullet took a deer at 873 yds while testing it, high bc flys really well.

  • .284 Cal-132gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    Working up a load was a breeze! Was able to use an almost exactly replica of my 131 Hammer Hunter™s load and away I went. Sub 1/2in @ 100 out of my 7 Rem Mag going 3400fps. One animal down already and results were fantastic.

  • .264 Cal-085gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Loaded up some of the 85gr HH with Varget in a ladder for 6.5CM and had a range day. My friend brought his .240 WBY Magnum also. My 6.5CM made 3600fps easily without any pressure signs and shot a cloverleaf with little recoil. My friend shot his .240wby mag 90gr bullet at 3400fps with twice the recoil. The 85gr HH is an accurate and fast round, I was really impressed. When deer season starts I will put it to the meat test and see what it can do! I am not certain but I think I might be able to squeak 3700fps out of the 6.5cm with this bullet. My only issue was the VARGET powder, I was getting some wide spreads on the crono (not unusual for VARGET) so I might try Winchester 748 powder which has served me well over the years.

  • .284 Cal-145gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    3570 fps in my 28 Nosler. Extremely accurate and easy to shoot.

  • .284 Cal-132gr Hammer HHT™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Tried several powders. Most worked well but N550 got me 1/2" groups and 3365 fps in my 280 Ackley. Extremely easy to work up load.

  • .284 Cal-140gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Alot of testing in a 1:9" 24". Definitely takes a little experimentation, but worth the effort! I settled on H4831sc or Viht N160. Both provided excellent accuracy and velocity around 3250 for the N160, 3350+ for the H4831sc. I found the swings in point of impact ( a few inches), and velocity (can be a few hundred FPS) between powder charges are dramatic. Once you find your powder charge groups are fantastic! Also found the extra case fill with some powders a benefit.

  • .277 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’m a California hunter and have been having terrible results trying to get my Parker Hale 1200 to group with copper bullets. Been hunting with this rifle for 45 years and am attached at the hip. Barnes 130 grn ttsx and 129 lrx are all over the map, same with Hornady 130grn cx’s. Wouldn’t stabilize. Barrel is 1:10. Hammer hunter 124’s shot 1moa the first go my hope and confidence in old Betsy is restored! Thank you Hammers!!

  • .284 Cal-160gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My 7MM Christensen Arms Ridgeback using 160 gr Shock Hammer™ is just an incredible hunting combo. I also have a Browning 7MM and used it before going to Arms. All I can say is I am not a great shot but a pretty good one. Every and I mean ever elk, bear and deer has gone down with one shot, except the elk. The first shots with elk however have been very long range for me in excess of 300 yds. The first shot on one knocked um down, and stayed down for about 30 seconds, then stood but could not move. I hit the elk with another within 2 inches of the first and that was it.. Down for good!! Every bear, and every deer has gone down with one 160 Gr Shock Hammer. The closest was maybe 80 yds, and the longest in the 300 yd range. All have hit the dirt, right now. Granted I waited for each to give me a lung/heart shot either straight on or only a side angle. But they did go down. I use a Leupold VX6 illuminated 4-24 and the Glass and reticle are amazing with both those rifles. The combo of gun/bullet/scope are deadly. T

  • .264 Cal-129gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    The 6.5 129 GR Absolute H knocks them down right now. I hunt mule and Whitetail in NW MT. Each first shots knocks them down right now.. If a distance away from me, I might shoot again only to be sure. However when dressing out, the heart and lungs are done!! I have also used on black bears and once in awhile I may have to hit them twice, But they go down the first time.. I recommend Hammer to all my loading friends.

  • .284 Cal-140gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I was having a difficult time finding a bullet to take to Africa. I ordered these bullets to test. Had a few issues getting the performance expected. I decided to call Hammer and to my surprise Steve answered my call. This man took time out of his day to help me with my load problems. With his knowledge and guidance I settled on a load pushing this 140 in the mid 3500s. I have a load for Africa now but I am taking a bullet that I have never tested on a dream hunt. I have confidence in the bullets because of my conversation with Steve. Now I am in Africa with a gun that was preforming great in the States that I have to re-zero after the airline beat my gun case for 8000+ miles. Shooting great again. Frist shot on game was a true test to these bullets. While stalking an impala in thick bush we stumbled upon a huge old warthog feeding in very thick brush. We are attempting to get a clear shot, the warthog hears us and leaves like his tail is on fire. My PH tells me to shoot quickly. I knew this was an impossible shot but I did as instructed. I pulled the trigger and watched my bullet impact a tree in the brush about 1 foot before reaching the animal. I told the PH that I shot a tree. He asked if how confident I was about the shot. I responded that I was very confident that I killed the tree. We approach the area and sure enough I killed the 3" in diameter tree. We look for any sigh that the animal was hurt with no sign. The PH says we will follow his track to a nearby trail to see where he is heading. PH says the area opens up just ahead of us and we may have another chance. We clear the very thick brush in 10 more yards. As soon as we clear it my PH turns to me smiling like crazy. 25 yards in front of us lies a big warthog. The bullet went through the tree making 3 entry holes into the warthog. Two from peddles off the tip and the remaining portion of the bullet. The peddles stayed in the animal but the main portion of the bullet went through the animal on the path that I planned when I pulled the trigger. It was a quartering away shot. Bullet entered near the back of the ribs and exited through the off shoulder. I was amazed and kind of worried now. I was wondering how can that work on just meat and bone. The following days would put all concerns to rest. I took Warthog, Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, 2 Kudu and Impala. The outfitter was so amazed with the performance that he wanted to use the rifle to do some cull hunting. I was happy to go along for this and see the performance of these bullets. There were a total of 12 animals taken with this rifle on my trip. Every animal was taken with one shot. The longest recovery was the warthog which was less than 40 yards. All others were less than 20 yards or died where they were standing. I was unable to recover a single bullet because all shots were passthrough shots. The outfitter took 2 Giraffe with it and had the same outcome. These bullets are amazing. Thank you to Hammer bullets for the help and for an amazing product.

  • .308 Cal-160gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Amazing accuracy from a factory 300 Mark V Weatherby with a 10 twist. The yote was taken at 327 yards. Pretty good wound channel...Have had great terminal performance on everything we have shot with this bullet!

  • .308 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I used this bullet on both a nice pig and whitetail doe in TX. The doe was knocked down got up and went 10 yds, the pig was DRT head shot at 90 yds. The muzzle velocity around 3200 fps. I’m going to use this load on antelope this fall.

  • .284 Cal-131gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Outstanding accuracy and on game performance in a WSM

  • .243 Cal-083gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Loaded these for a a .243 project last spring. Seated them over 42.5 gr H4350 with MV at 3050 avg. pretty conservative velocities but the accuracy! REM 700 ADL was consistently putting down sub .5” 5 shot groups as long as I let the barrel cool. Best group was 3 shots in .33” Sent the rifle to Virginia with my buddy. His daughter shot a 130 lb doe with it at 220 yds. Doe went 25 yds and piled up. Have now ordered 2 boxes of Shock hammers for my 350 Legend.

  • .284 Cal-169gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Running these in my custom 28 Nosler over a heavy load of Ramshot LRT. Cloverleaf groups and 3520 fps (need a wide-eyed emoji here as that's about 150 fps faster than I was hoping for). Shot 4 Aoudad ewes one day starting with the first three between 200 and 400 yards and the last at a lasered 633. All four were shot high shoulder, all were complete pass through and all were DRT.

  • .243 Cal-055gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Running these at 4100 fps plus out of my custom 6mm-284 with a stout load of Winchester 760. Groups average less than 1/4" if there's no pilot error. Killed 2 coyotes and a small pig so far. One coyote and the pig were hit behind the shoulder and both dropped in their tracks. I had an audience for the 2nd coyote so I was showing off a little and shot him in the head at a lasered 310 yards. He died right away too 🙂

  • .375 Cal-248gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Took five different load to find what the gun wanted. But then single digit sd's and clover leafing holes. loading vv570 in my custom 375 rum and I love them!!!!

  • .224 Cal-33gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    the 22 Shock Hammer™ bullet sure has been a great bullet on kill`n critters with one shot in my yards out in the country in Northern Minnesota with my 22 K-Hornet in a Ruger S.S. 77 , i also have a 1-6 x24 30 tube Burris , this combo shoots very well off my bench too on paper targets . this big hole bullet really smacks these unwanted critters too , everyone who see`s my hand loaded 22 K-Hammer cartridges with this big hole 33 gr. Shock Hammer™ bullets are very impressed also. i have been kill`n critters with this bullet since early winter 2022 !

  • .257 Cal-097gr Power Hammer
     5 out of 5

    I have been searching for a load combination that will group in my 25-06 for an upcoming hunt. I used the best load I had (not great but from what I had it was the best) with these 97 gr PH. These bullets grouped exactly what I was looking for except pulling open the bolt was sticky. The bolt lift was fine. This would lead me to believe I was having case Trim-To issues. Will order another pack of bullets and try again. If I can get these to 1 MOA, there isn't a deer in Arizona that will be safe (well if i draw a tag in that unit that is)

  • .257 Cal-103gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    every year i hunt during the rifle season for a decent whitetail buck up at the border in Minnesota and this year 2022 November rifle deer season using my custom Ruger #1 257 Weatherby mag. / Brux barrel 1-10 twist rifle again, i used new to me a 103 gr. Hammer Hunter™ bullet . my Ruger #1 rifle shot amazing well with this bullet , 3 shot groups were 1/2 - 3/4 inch groups at 100 yds. at 3680 fps . i made 1 shot kill at 125 yards at the buck that field dressed 193 lbs. was a bang - flop kill shot thru shoulder, this happened 1 hour before the blizzard hit on the 6th day i hunted for deer . we got 14 inches of snow before nightfall and very high winds all night long . there was bare ground and no snow ,25 -30 degrees ,no wind up there at 9 :30 a.m. that mourning , then at 10.00 a.m. the blizzard hit ,i killed the buck at 9:00 a.m. was very nasty weather by 10:00 a.m. when i got the deer field dressed and hung up , weighed ,skinned , quartered and put in a cooler but sure glad i did it was 12 below by mourning .

  • .308 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I am getting a little long in the tooth decided it was time to sale all my rifles I sold and gave them all away so I thought, I was in my gun room cleaning up in the back corner of the closet I found one rifle. I was really surprised I thought I had for sure sold it. For some reason I was happy right away I thought it would give me one year to hunt. Right away I saw a problem the rifle was a Marlin 336 30-30 . The ranch I could hunt was open mule deer country. I thought maybe I could hand load and extend the range if I could find the right bullets and load. I looked over a lot of different options finally decided to try Hammer Bullets I have had excellent with them in the past with several different rifles. As I was going to use a pointed bullet so I would load one in the chamber and one in the magazine. I chose the 124 Hammer Hunter™ turn out it was an excellent choice. It was better than excellent accuracy. I signed it 3 inches high at 100 yds it was still a little high at 225 and only a little over 7 inches low at 300. It still had over 1000 ft/lbs @300 and over 1800 fps plenty to harvest a deer out to 300 yds. Now my old 1950 something 30-30 could go from a 150 yd rifle to a 300 yd rifle. Thanks to Hammer Bullets!

  • .257 Cal-075gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Worked up a bunch of loads with different powders in my 24” 257 Weatherby. The bullets and bore i treated with hex boron nitride Selected rl17 - greatest velocity before pressure signs AND crazy tight es numbers. Light crimp. 72.7 grains - started at 68. Hit notable pressure signs at 74.1. Non-magnum primers. Wby brass. 4170 feet per second! And under an inch which is about as good as I can shoot anyway

  • .308 Cal-160gr Hammer Hunter™
     4 out of 5

    Rifle: 300WSM Tikka This was a super accurate bullet for me and I had high hopes for game performance on deer and elk. I shot three deer with it and wasn’t super impressed with how the bullet performed on soft tissue. Shot placement is critical. If this bullet does not hit bone it may not open up. Your experience may vary depending on the speed your loading to and preferred shot placement. Very accurate bullet but may be a little picky on speed and shot placement for actual performance on game.

  • .264 Cal-092gr Power Hammer
     5 out of 5

    My trip to the range with the above load turned out a 5 shot group that I can almost cover with a nickel. Average MV was 3306. Very happy with that load. I do like to compare loads and I had done a ladder test with Varget. Had a slight node between 41.5 and 42. I picked 41.7 gr. I covered the entire group with a nickel and oddly got the exact same MV of 3306 for a 5 shot average. Whenever I shoot Hammers, my wife,(The voice of reason) holds my targets up to my deer head on the wall and says "Minute of eyeball" I guess that's good enough.

  • .308 Cal-166gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I started running these in my 300 wsm, 3170 fps last year. I was lucky enough to take an elk and a muley last fall both around 350 yards. The elk spun around, stood for a few seconds and dropped. The muley was a high shoulder shot and dropped straight down. Minimal meat loss on both and perfect bullet performance. I wish the BC was better, but terminal performance matters more and accuracy is phenomenal. Checked zero before my elk hunt and shot a sub 2” group at 440 yards (including cold bore). Near half moa groups were boringly consistent with this load. I don’t know if the perfect hunting bullet exists yet, but I will be using hammers again this fall.

  • .243 Cal-080gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I tried this bullet with a number of powders and would have been happy with just about any of them, Hunter did very well and I almost stopped there but wanted to try all the loads in the box. I had 4 of them to try. With a 22 inch Savage Axis 2, I shot a bug hole group with 48.0 of Superformance and a avg MV of 3535. Hunter was a half inch at 3465. Both would make a fine deer or pig load. Always faster than the same weight Barnes bullet by at least 50-100 fps. I used Starline brass with a cci 200 primer, and a slight Butterbean crimp. oal was 2.640.

  • .264 Cal-085gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    The wife and I took 4 deer with the 85hh last season, between 100-220 yds with 6.5CM 44gr. Varget, terminal performance was very good, 2 bang flops and 2 that went 30 yds. These bullets were the absolute easiest to get accuracy with from our two 6.5CM rifles. Also recovered two shanks that traveled front to back on 100 lb. does. very flat shooting too.

  • .264 Cal-092gr Power Hammer
     5 out of 5

    Tried a ladder test with Staball 6.5. Seated at 2.640. 46-49 gr. Entire ladder test was right at one inch and that included a minor scope adjustment. Looks like I have a node at 48-48.5 and just over 3300 fps from a 22 inch barrel. Loaded up 5 more at 48.2 and will try them on my next trip to the range. This is with Starline brass and a cci 200 primer. If I get the groups I'm looking for I'll buy a bunch of them for my Creedmoor. They should work just as well on deer as the 85 HH do, just a tad slower and I could keep pushing it as I had no pressure issues up to 49 gr.

  • .366 (9.3mm) Cal-258gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Took this to canada for bison. loaded in my 9.3x62 with shooters world match powder. 2765 with an es of 2. I was impressed and accurate. Had a chance at roughly 50 yards quartered away. Shot in the short ribs the bullet was on the skin of the off shoulder. Approximately 4 feet of tough sledding. Worked as advertised with the petals gone and a flat front. Bored a 2 inch hole all the way through. At the shot the bull stumbled sideways about 10 feet and down with massive bleeding. In proper conditions I would point this at anything that walks!!

  • .284 Cal-143gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Simplest load development ever! I gave Ramshot magnum a go with the 143 HH in the 280 AI, worked up until I found pressure at 72.0 grain. Backed off to 70.0 at right at 3140 +/- a few fps over 5 shots. I neatly shot a .342" group @ 100 yards. About 15 bullets to find my load. Only one animal so far, and that was a 260 pound hog. The shot was 175 yards and the bullet entered at the last rib and exited in the crease of the offside shoulder. The hog ran a few steps in a circle with his nose bulldozing mud and a leg dragging, then dropped for good, not going more than 20' from where he was shot. The shank exited and one of the petals stopped under the hide a few inches away from the shank's exit hole. Didn't gut the hog, but rolling him over his insides sounded like a washing machine. I'm sold on them, and probably will be the got-to bullet for the majority of my rifles.

  • .204 Cal-31gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I’m shooting these out of my 204 Ruger 22” barrel 1:12 twist at 3975fps and consistently getting .3” groups at 100 yards. I was having trouble getting any kind of penetration with the lead core bullets I tried leading to a few coyotes I wasn’t able to recover. These 29 gr. Hammer hunter bullets were able to go through 2 milk jugs at 25 yards and I recovered the shank of the bullet in the third jug. The shank of the bullet Weighed 15 gr which is exactly the 50% weight retention advertised. I was impressed considering it was traveling at 3975 fps. The milk jug I shot with the lead core bullet didn’t make it through the first jug. I still haven’t shot a coyote with them but I’m expecting good results

  • .204 Cal-31gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I’m shooting these out of my 204 Ruger 22” barrel 1:12 twist at 3975fps. I was having trouble getting any kind of penetration with lead core bullets I tried leading to a few coyotes I wasn’t able to recover. These 29 gr. Hammer hunters bullets were able to go through 2 milk jugs at 25 yards and I recovered the shank of the bullet in the third jug. The shank of the bullet Weighed 15 gr which is exactly the 50% weight retention advertised. I was impressed considering it was traveling at 3975 fps. The milk jug I shot with the lead core bullet didn’t make it through the first jug. I still haven’t shot a coyote with them but I’m expecting good results

  • .264 Cal-129gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    This bullet consistently shoots sub .5” at 100 yards out of my 6.5-284 Norma. I’m getting 2995fps with an es of 11 (measured with a 15 round string) using 51.6 grains of H4350 CCI BR large rifle primers and nosler brass from a 22” barrel.

  • .284 Cal-143gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Made my first loads out of my .284 win with the 143 hammer hunter. First 5 rounds with 54.5gr of H4831SC yielded 2850fps with plenty of room to go hotter. It was a 1/4 moa group. Hammer bullets are the most consistent bullets I've ever sent down range. I can't wait to finish out this load to maximum velocity's and see what she can do. Steve was great about calling me back to give me a starting point. But with my starting load I dropped a huge west Texas gemsbok bull. And a mule deer that weighed 289lbs. All boom flops

  • .308 Cal-120gr Lever Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I loaded these bullets in 30-06 at 2,900 FPS. I made them as a low pressure round for my late great-grandfathers first year production Remington 740. The receivers on these rifles are notoriously weak. I was fortunate enough to use this load to shoot a whitetail this past fall. I was very impressed with the terminal performance. It was about a 75-yard shot, the bullet entered just in front of the right shoulder, and exited just behind the left. The deer dropped right in it's tracks, without even a kick. Meat loss was almost non-existent, very little bloodshot meat. This bullet helped breathe some life back into a family heirloom, and turned it into a formidable meat retrieval weapon.

  • .375 Cal-200gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Was able to get 2466fps with H110. With a higher B.C. and higher velocities it raises the old 94 lever gun to another level. Can’t wait to try it on game out to its expansion threshold.

  • .308 Cal-199gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Easiest load development I have ever had with my long throated Browning 300 RUM! Under a dime size group at 100 yards all day if you do your part. Can’t wait to hit a couple animals with this bullet to see how they preform.

  • .358 Cal-178gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I'm running these around 2700 FPS out of a 22" .358 Win. Terminal performance has been outstanding on whitetail. I purchased these looking for a bullet that would anchor deer in thick swampy areas, where even a 100 yard run can be a tracking chore. This bullet absolutely delivers. I shot two deer this past season using this bullet. Both immediately dropped, as if the hand of God just set them down. Meat loss was very minimal, almost no bloodshot / smuckers jelly meat to clean out. I will continue to use these for as long as they keep selling them.

  • .284 Cal-160gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I'm pushing these at 3000 fps out of a Winchester Model 70 chambered in 7 Rem. Mag. 1 - 9.5 twist, 26 inch barrel. 57.7 grains N550. They are hitting right where they should out to 300 yards. The vapor trail is awesome.

  • .308 Cal-151gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The 151 grain Absolute Hammer™ worked for me this season by putting a bull elk down in one shot. The shot was from about 50 yards. The elk ran 80 yards down the hill and fell over. The lungs were completely collapsed. The exit hole was about 2 inches. There was some damage in the shoulder meat, and one fragment of the bullet ended up in the foremost part of the back steak, but there was less damage overall than what I've observed from jacketed lead-core bullets. It's satisfying not to have to worry about lead contaminating the meat I will be feeding my family. Using a Browning A-bolt II, I'm getting good velocity and accuracy with this bullet using H4895, Reloader 15, and, because those powders have been hard to find, Hornady LeverEvolution. H4895 drives it to the highest velocity, but be careful going over 46 grains, bullets can be made to fly faster 3,000 fps, but I had one overpressure round! I settled for 2975 fps for good accuracy and plenty of energy. LeverEvolution turns out to be a great powder for the .300 Savage and .308 with this bullet. While loads are compressed using H4895 and Reloader 15, LE is denser, more packable. So far in the .308 I've only pushed LE loads to an average of 2,950 fps, which is quite satisfactory. In my .300 Savage, LE pushes this bullet > 2,800 fps. I am very impressed with the Absolute Hammer!

  • .308 Cal-151gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Greetings from the UK! I have owned a Sako 75 in .30-06 for over 20 years, which has harvested everything from muntjac to moose with a Sierra 2150 over N550 or RS60 (RL17). This bullet in my rifle runs right at 2700 fps and routinely produces a sub-0.5 MOA groups. Alas, two things have caused me to look for an alternative: Sierra's decision to obsolete this bullet and impending legislation to go non-toxic. As part of a 3 man team, I manage over 4000 acres in rural Dorset and process over 200 deer a year, mainly sika and roe. All beasts enter the food chain, which thanks to our in-house butcher, are jointed and fully prepared for the kitchen, with all funds going back into our sporting activities. We recently took the decision to go lead-free, which I accomplished readily in my moderated Ruger Scout in .308 with a 130gn competitor product travelling at 2936 fps and producing half-MOA groups. However, my old Sako proved more problematic, which I put down to the 1:11 twist rate and long throat. Enter Steve Davis of Hammer bullets. I chose the 151gn Absolute Hunter, knowing that it would be fully stabilised and yet, on-game performance would be similar to the S2150. Not being a velocity freak and an F-Class shooter as well, I always gravitate the lower / mid accuracy node, as it prolongs both case and barrel life. As to powder, this was a little more tricky due to REACH compliance in the UK, aggravated by the current shortages. However, with Steve's expert advice, I looked for a > 90% case fill ratio and a burn rate in the RL15 range - "start at max and walk it up". He is not wrong and IMR4166 was both available and fitted the above criteria, cased in Starline brass, sized and seated to 2.720" at the ogive using Redding match dies and lit by a Federal GM magnum primer. Loaded cases then received a full Lee factory crimp to prevent jump under recoil. Whilst I will not provide my final load data, suffice to say is was "waaay" over book, but your mileage may vary. That said, I stopped at 2909 fps ES 3 for obvious reasons - it's got enough grunt to drop anything in a fur coat, if administered properly. As to accuracy, I tested it at 100 yards on 18 Nov 22 and produced the attached groups. No doubt, you will ask, "why two groups?" In short, I shot the top one first and could clearly see a single hole through my Zeiss V6 at x15 power - no way! I rested the rifle for a couple of minutes and took a POA at the bottom of the inner diamond and did the same thing. The top group measures 0.19 MOA, the bottom 0.23 MOA and both out of a 100% factory original rifle, which is 20 plus years old and has fired > 1500 rounds. In summary, these are my findings and all I can say is with this Hammer bullet, I have total confidence in my cold bore shot on live game. This is both the ethical and practical reason to shoot nothing else... All the best, IJS

  • .308 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    my hunting pal recently shot a 3 round .250 group out of his 308 with these little guys. Its a deer/hog worst nightmare out to 300 yds. Now running ladder in my 30-06, found a node at 3208 that is awesome in my 22 inch sako.

  • .277 Cal-117gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My son used the 270Win load this year and found success. This was a large framed 8 point white tail buck in the 190 pound class. Shot was just under 200 yards slight quarter away. Double lung and deer was down in 10 yards and dead in 15 seconds. We found this bullet in the off side against the humorous. One petal has not sheared, but otherwise perfect performance and very fast lethality. This load has a MV of 3405 using H Super Performance and Fed 210M Primers from a W-W case.

  • .429 Cal-200gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I just started reloading for my 444 CVA scout rifle . It has a 1-20” barrel that is 25” long . The only thing I have to compare it to is a Hornady xtp 200 grain . With very little to go on I started out on the very bottom of the weight scale . I’m using V N120 . Starting load is 51 grains . COL. 2.265 . I’m 20-25 th off the lands . So I loaded two rounds at 51 gr just for pressure and speed check . At 75 yards both bullets in the same hole . Speed 2700 fps . Pressure 0 , recoil was very light . At 52 grains . 2750 fps . No Pressure, very light recoil . Shot in the same two holes as at 51 grains .hole is just getting bigger . Now this is where things started to get a little tougher . At 53 gr of N120 the Bullet what’s to push back out to COL of 2.582 . No matter what in did the powder does not compress well . I did shoot those two, they all so hit in the same hole as the other four previous . hole just gets a little bigger . They shot at 2800fps . I did find by using a drop tube I can get 1.8 grains of more powder in the case before I run into the same problem . Max powder is 57.3 . I will never achieve that . Does the Eng team over at Hammer Bullets have any data for a 444 and a 200 gr Shock hammer . I can use to look at . I think I’m already where I need to be at around 53 gr . The bullets are very accurate. When I’m done and sighted in at 0 to 150yards it’s only going to be 2.5 “ low at 200 y and still moving 2100 fps and still One ton of KE . This is really what I’m after flat shooting all the way out to 200 yards . All other powders listed won’t even come close to N120 . I’m going 5 stars on this as this is the second Hammer bullets I’ve reloaded for in two different rifles and both have been very accurate.

  • .323 Cal-198gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    First year taking an elk in Wyoming, took a cow at 490 yards hitting behind the right shoulder, hitting the heart and exiting through the ribs. Breaking the left leg bone. She tipped like she was hit by a truck and took 8 steps before taking a dirt nap. Will keep loading these and also having a 28 Nosler custom made for lighter carry and will use the .284 bullets for that new rifle.

  • .308 Cal-199gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    300 PRC: 199 gr Hammer Hunter™ 83 gr Ramshot Magnum COAL: 3.643" 3024 FPS Standard Deviation 5.79 FPS Accuracy is outstanding, down to .25 inch groups at 100 yds if I do my part. I have shot one mature whitetail buck at 400 yds with this load through my Bergara 300 PRC so far. Shot placement was through both front shoulders. Nearly instant death. Exit wound was dime size with two petal fragments lodged under the hide.

  • .308 Cal-181gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I first purchased a sample pack and loaded 3 groups of 5 and started at max oal and ended up at 2.900 with 60 grains of H4350. At the range all groups were under an inch and the group I settled on was nearly a one hole group at a 100 yards. Upon purchasing a box of these bullets, I loaded 20 up for hunting and zeroed 2 inches high at a 100 and on Saturday November 19 I harvested 2 whitetail does within a minute of each other. The first doe was a neck shot at 185 and she took 2 steps and hit the ground. The second doe came broadside at 235 and went 15 yards after a hitting her behind the shoulder. The exit hole on both does was about the size of a quarter and I would consider both shots to be no loss of meat. I will not buy another bullet other than hammer hunter for my 300 WSM and I can't wait to see how these perform on an Elk this year.

  • .308 Cal-101gr Hammer BlackOut
     4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Sample size of 1, but this bullet’s terminal performance out of an 18” 300 HAM’R was much better than a 110 grain pill from another maker. On that other pill, three shots at three different whitetails resulted in no recovery. The hammer blackout was a bang flop. I did not see blood until getting the deer out of the truck, and did not find the entry and exit wounds until I opened her. I am glad this one has better terminal performance, but I will be switching to shock hammers (or power hammers) when using the 300 HAM’R for hunting going forward. Personal preference, of course, but I like easy tracking in eastern woods. I will share my load data with the forum soon.

  • .284 Cal-140gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have been holding off on writing this review until I saw how it performed on animals. This spring I started load development for my 25" barreled 280 Ackley Improved. The load I settled on was 60.0 gr IMR 4350 pushing the bullet just over 3300 FPS. I did get velocities of almost 150 fps higher than with different loads and powders but the load I settled on shot nice tight groups and seemed pretty conservative for all weather conditions. In October I took an antelope at 525 yards with a bullet and hit the buck exactly where I was aiming, through the lungs but behind both shoulders to avoid meat loss. The entry hole was 7mm and the exit was about 1" The buck made it 30 yards tops. I was very happy with the accuracy but an antelope lung shot is not much of a test on a 7mm bullet. Yesterday I shot a whitetail doe at 200 yards standing near the private property line. I held high shoulder. The shot connected with the upper shoulder and spine dropping her. The shot left a pretty clean 1' hole after hitting the near-side shoulder. There was very little blood shot and meat spoilage from the shot. I would not hesitate to shoot a bull elk with this load.

  • .284 Cal-136gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Loaded these over 42 grains of Varget in a 7mm-08. Excellent penetration. Shot a doe that was bag flop, and a buck that didn’t run far into the wood line and was VERY easy to track. Big fan of the shock hammer!!! Will post picture once I figure out how to change the file type.

  • .284 Cal-120gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    7X57R 120gr. HH work perfectly. 8 point Maine buck. Bang flop. Great bullets. Shoot with total confidence. Tack driving accuracy. Thanks

  • .358 Cal-275gr Power Hammer
     5 out of 5

    Thanks to Steve and the team at Hammer Bullets for creating a 276 grain .358 so I could duplicate Elmer Keith's favorite round for dangerous game. The length and weight allowed my Ruger No One's 1:12 twist to truly reach its full potential. The penetration is incredible while reaching out with authority without the magnum recoil Thanks guys for a true quality bullet that will stop anything I will ever face

  • .308 Cal-165gr Power Hammer
     5 out of 5

    These bullets are legit. I was unsure at first working loads but then stuff started coming together the hotter the load. I started off with 62gr RL 17 up to 66 when group was around 1.25 inch. Still acceptable but I thought I could get tighter. I hit 66.2 grain and made the best group so far of my shooting career. I always load bullets I will be hunting with. I prefer to use monolithic bullets as they seem to leave less meat damage and I have never lost a hit animal yet with a mono. The squares below are .5 inch. And this was a 3 shot pattern at 100 yards. Next is get her zeroed in and dope chart built. Still need to chrono what's coming out of the tube.

  • .243 Cal-070gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    My daughter finally drew blood eith Hammers. Small buck mule deer at 100 yards. 3500 muzzle velocity, about 3250 impact. 243 Win. Shoulder/neck junction on a steep quartering to shot. Bullet exited right shoulder. It held together. Meat damage was there but not terrible. Very pleased with Hammer. Thank you

  • .257 Cal-090gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Thought I would give these a try in a 257 Weatherby Mark V that we installed a Lilja barrel on. Ran it up to 73.0gr of H4831SC with a CCI 250 primer with no pressure and averaged 3899 FPS and holds .3-.4 MOA. Great bullet!

  • .284 Cal-131gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Amazing accuracy loaded up some 131HH for Ruger m77 with 1:9.5 twist had Five rounds touching definitely happy. Tried the 146s and got 1.5 -2”inch groups

  • .224 Cal-35gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Was curious what these might do in my 722 rem. 14 twist. Had some Reloder 7 laying around and tried it at 23 grains. Ended up at 23.2 grains for muzzle velocity of 3812 fps and .164" 3 shot group at 100 yds. Didnt even crimp them with nosler new brass. Shot a gallon milk jug full of water at 50 yds and the little guy made it through the other side! Got me thinking about hunting venison with it now! Thanks, Hammer guys!

  • .264 Cal-110gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I chose this bullet for my 6.5 CM due to it's BC and velocity when pushed with Winchester 6.5 StaBall. In my rifle, 47.3 grains was pushing the bullet to 3100 out of my 24" barreled Weatherby Range Certified Vanguard. This bullet is a performer! I harvested a Columbian Blacktail buck at 225 yards with a single shot as he was quartering away from me. The bullet hit a bit high, and entered six inches in front of his hind quarter. After liquefying his liver the bullet shed three petals, hit his spine and turned and ran up the spine destroying seven vertebrae and lodging inside the spine itself. This shot folded him like a soup Sandwich! Only meat loss was a small portion of one back strap. What more can you ask for from an all copper hunting bullet?

  • .264 Cal-110gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I'm at 47.3gr of 6.5 StaBall out of my 6.5 CM. Killed a blacktail buck at 225 yards last fall. Angling away, the bullet shed 3 petals, destroyed the liver, hot the spine, and shattered 7 vertebrae before lodging inside the spine. He never knew what hit him! I'm impressed!

  • .243 Cal-101gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very accurate and plenty effective on Scottish red deer.

  • .264 Cal-085gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Amazing consistency. Very easy to load. Low ES &SD. Great repeatability from lot to lot. Velocity is beyond comparison. Absolutely devastating on coyotes: multiple exit fragments.

  • .338 Cal-175gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Great bullet. Tested in 338 RCM in 20” barrel and it shot great. Using Leverevolution powder, i was able to hit 3050 fps and .3” which is hard to do in this cartridge. Will be hunting with it this week

  • .323 Cal-198gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Bull Elk, 600 yards,198 Hammer Hunter™, went through left shoulder, took out lungs, exited right shoulder. Dropped to the shot. I’m a happy camper.

  • .308 Cal-120gr Lever Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I'm new to reloading. When I say new, I mean I've reloaded less than 40 rounds. I bought a sample pack of the .308 120g Lever Shock Hammers for my 1976 model 336 Marlin 30-30. After loading and shooting them I was seriously impressed. BL-C(2) powder, Starline Brass, Ginex Primer. I split the difference between some closely weighted loading data for my starter load. I made a mistake buying just the sample pack. More will be on the way soon.

  • .338 Cal-246gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I have used Barnes for 9 years all moose took altleast 3 rounds to drop and sometimes more This year with the Biden ammo crisis I ordered a box did a work up Settled on 2850 fps It flat hammered my bull 2 steps done Heart soft ball size hole And pass through Very minimal meat loss very. Important to me as o have a family of six Hand down best moose bullet I have used

  • .277 Cal-133gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This bullets worked perfect 150 yard shot deer went ten feet double lung shot would highly recommend these bullets

  • .257 Cal-103gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    very accurate bullet out of my custom 257 Weatherby mag has a Brux 7 1/2 twist barrel, 28 inch barrel , velocity average is 3680 FPS , i mounted a 5.5 -22 x56 Nightforce on this rifle and Harris bi-pod too . took this combo to Wyoming for a antelope hunt out of Sheridan area ,took one shot at a unknown distance with a little Kentucky windage at a antelope buck , bullet went thru the heart and out back side front leg buck layed down and died. turned out afterwards with friends range finder shot was at 460 yards . i took the shot laying down and using the bi-pod which in the past i have spent a lot of time shooting in FTR class . Hammer bullets have really impressed me for target shooting and hunting ,son and i will be using these Hammer 103 gr 25 caliber bullets in our our Ruger #1 custom 257 Weatherbys this 2022 for a nicer buck up at the border in Northern Minnesota in November, matter fact just ordered some 22 caliber 70 grain bullets for my 10 year old grandson`s 2022 deer season this year because he is small and skinny he will be using a little AR-15 223/556 with those Hammer bullet also. >> believe me you can`t go wrong using Hammer bullets , be safe and good luck this fall ,Steve

  • .264 Cal-123gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Shot a bull elk at 100 yards high shoulder. Had 4 exit holes on the opposite side. Lungs were soup. Load is 54.4gr of H4350, 2.990" COAL, @ 3300FPS

  • .284 Cal-146gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I’m loading for my Kimber Hunter in .280AI. I haven’t taken any game yet,still working on load development. So far everything is working out well, the bullets are high quality. My friend really likes the vapor trail you see with almost every shot.

  • .224 Cal-35gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Ref: Steve Davis-They may shoot great with a slower twist-1-12 or 1-14. I have over stableized light bullets in a 257 roberts. 1- 10 rifiling did not work with 60 gr. bullets. 75 gr. bullets shot fine.-Something to ponder. JIm Knaub-Philipsburg,Mt

  • .264 Cal-123gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Steve recommended these for my 6.5x300 Bee. Load work up took one day at the range. They shot phenomenally well out of my MKV Accumark! Could not be happier. This is a middle of the road load by the way. Nowhere near max!

  • .257 Cal-090gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I tried these out of my 257 Bee Ultralightweight MKV rifle. With RL 26 I reached a very comfortable 3650 fps. Accuracy is phenomenal!

  • .308 Cal-180 Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Best decision I made was to purchase these. These shoot sub moa out of my Ridgeline 300 Win Mag like right at .50”. I tried every box of ammo I could get my hands on as well as some hand loads. Nosler, Hornady, Federal, Winchester. All these were 1-1/2 to 2” + groups. Very easy load development. Look forward to stretching these out to 800 yards. Will definitely be purchasing more and for other calibers as well. Will try and update after my Elk hunt on well they work on game

  • .277 Cal-117gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Loaded up 4831 sc powder @ 57.5 gr 3.325 coal. 3 in a dime at 100 yrds. Shooting a Tikka t3. Used same basic load with the 124 hh bullets. Just shortened it to 3.275 coal. Played with 8 different recipes from Nosler and Hornaday. Most were 1.5 or less moa at 100. Easiest load up of a bullet compared to other manufacturers. 57.5 gr of 4831sc seemed to work the best of the 3 powders I tried.

  • .308 Cal-178gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I loaded my first 178gr Absolute Hammer™ bullets tonight and shot a 5 shot group, other than one 1/2" flyer, set up issue I think, the other 4 were all touching. I cannot wait to finish working up a load for these bullets. Steve recommended the powder and I followed his advise of course and I'm not disappointed. Thank you Steve and Hammer bullets.

  • .264 Cal-097gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Load development pushed this bullet to 3550 FPS with Ramshot TAC 24” Krieger Barrel. Accuracy load was at 3487 FPS. Took this guy Prairie Dog hunting. In 20+mph winds this bullet did amazing when I did my job. Will be using it Fall of 2022 for hogs, deer, and, coyotes.

  • .264 Cal-123gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I loaded the 123 AH in 24” 6.5 Creedmoor to 3140. they shoot sub 1/2”. Shot placement is always key. I have killed : Arabian Oryx at 115 yds; White Tail at 407 Yds; Wildebeest at 130 (on the point of the shoulder), and Red Sheep at 90 yds. Every shot hit its mark, and I have never recovered a bullet. Full Pass though each shot. I am a complete Hammer fan and will continue my hunting with Hammer Bullets

  • .277 Cal-168gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    These shoot great in my 6.8 western. They need to be pushed pretty fast out of a fast twist barrel to stabilize but the western has no problem. They didn't start to stabilize until over 2900fps in my 1:7 twist. I'm pushing them over 3000 without pressure and getting half inch groups. Very pleased. I can't wait to try these on elk this fall.

  • .264 Cal-139gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I contacted the folks at Hammer for a bullet recommendation for my Wife's rifle. They pointed me in the direction of these and I am glad they did. We just returned from South Africa and the performance of these bullets in her rifle was spectacular. She shoots a 6.5 Saum and we were pushing these along at about 2900fps. She took 9 animals on our safari all were single shot kills except for her sable. This was due to a high shot and he was finished off with a second. Only one bullet was recovered from her wildebeest which was a frontal shot. It was found in front of the left hip perfectly mushroomed. All others expanded perfectly and did exceptionally damaged before exiting. African animals are notoriously tough, but they did not stand a chance with theses bullets. If you are looking for a great performing, tough bullet these will do the trick and then some.

  • .257 Cal-092gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Consistently shooting 5 shot groups ranging from 1/4" to 1/2" at 100yds. Single digit ES goes from 4 to 9 with avg around 7 53g of H4350 running 3535fps Can't wait to try them this deer season

  • .243 Cal-088gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I played with these in my wife's youth model Rem 700. Settled on 42.3 gr of RL-16. Getting tiny groups and about 3100 fps MV from that 20 inch barrel. I'm sure the deer won't like them at all. Also noticed with Hammer bullets there is not enough copper to bother with in the barrel. Oddly I tried the same load with an 85 gr TSX and got about 150 fps less MV with the slightly lighter Barnes bullet. Hammer is doing something right. The Barnes shot a little over an inch and Hammers were a little under half an inch.

  • .284 Cal-169gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Got these shooting a .4 moa group at 3,010 fps with my fierce 7mm rem mag and I couldn’t ask for anything more!

  • .224 Cal-60gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    For anyone loading the 223 Remington or 556NATO, this is going to be the all around best of the heavier bullets. For your moderate length barrels, N133 is likely the best choice for this bullet; varmint and LR length barrels can use a stiff charge of AA2520 for even greater effect. Close to 3300fps/1430ft*lbs at the muzzle from a 20" bolt gun with N133 is what you can look forward to!

  • .257 Cal-090gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    My X bolt took two whitetails last fall with this. One at a stones throw and the other at 330 yards. I wanted to see 3700fps with this but only made it there with RL19 which I’m essentially out of. Now it’s time to try it in my son’s new 257 bee and maybe dig out the old Ruger #1 in 25 WSM. The barrel is on its last legs but it still might be fun.

  • .277 Cal-117gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I couldn’t be more pleased. I just finished a multi-day long-range hunting class and absolutely hammered it. I had never shot beyond 200 yards before, and even that was a struggle. With minimal time for load development due to other responsibilities, I picked a good velocity node and loaded up a few rounds at an arbitrary COL. They seemed to shoot ok from an off-hand position at 25 yards, so I loaded up the rest for my class. The results at long range were incredible. I shot flatter and had less wind drift than the guys shooting 300 win mags, 6.5 creedmoors, and 270 WSMs (yes, we compared DOPE gathered under the exact same conditions at the exact same time). I won the final competition at 1000 yards and shot better than I ever imagined at 600+ yards. I wouldn’t hesitate to take medium game at 600 yards and large game at 500 and under with this load, which ran just a hair over 3200 FPS and carried 1200 ft/lbs at 500 yards. The only downside was that I needed a bushing die to get proper neck tension, as the design of these bullets required more tension than what I had been using previously. This may not be an issue for all calibers/cartridges, but it does happen. Nonetheless, if I had just asked about how to fix the loose necks instead of trying to experiment around it, I would have had this awesome load developed in 10-15 shots. These bullets are absolutely worth it. There is no hype on this website, they perform as advertised.

  • .284 Cal-101gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Shooting these little lasers in my son's 7mm-08 with a 20" barrel. Getting 3135 fps and sub 1/2 MOA with a super low recoil rifle. Very impresses.

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have taken five animal to date with the 124 Grain Hammer Hunter™s out of my 6.5 PRC at 3300 FPS and the results have been fantastic. Full penetration and dropped in their tracks performance from 200 to 394 yards. (2) Antelope) and (3) Mule Deer Does. I highly recommend these bullets on animals of this size. I have not had the opportunity to use the 6.5 PRC/124 Grain Hammer Hunter™ combination on any elk sized game but would not hesitate to do so should the occasion arise.

  • .264 Cal-134gr Power Hammer (formerly Shock Hammer)™
     5 out of 5

    I loaded some of the 134's just to see how they would do. They definitely did not disappoint I was able to get 3/4" moa at 100yrd first time out. will be loading some more of these up just to see how tight of a grouping I can squeeze out of them.

  • .224 Cal-35gr Hammer Hunter™
     1 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I purchased the 35 grain hammer bullets to load in my .22-250 1:10 twist rifle and my 5.56 1:9 twist carbine. I have not had any luck with load development that works in either rifle. No data is published and most preferred powders for similar weight bullets are unavailable. I do have Winchester 748 and Winchester 760 powders but don’t seem to work effectively for me. I do have other powders but can’t find similar load data for these hammers. Won’t buy these bullets again as I’ve spent too much time already trying to make these work! Some general load data would help customers create successful loads and lead to repeat business.

    • Steve Davis (verified owner)

      The 35g Hammer Hunter™ will line up nicely with lead core 35g data, such as Hodgdon. There are quite a few acceptable powders for the bullet weight. We are sorry that you were unable to find powder that would work for you. Hammers are generally very easy to find a load. Work up from a listed start load and find some pressure, and usually the load is done. We offer a satisfaction guaranteed or your money back policy. We would be happy to refund your money.

  • .264 Cal-097gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I had never tried the Absolute Hammer™ line of bullets I ordered a box and talked with some fellow Hammer shooters on facebook. One friend gave me a load to try that was 43 gr of IMR4166. My Savage loves it I'm getting 3270 fps from a 22 inch barrel. Then I tried working my way up with TAC and I was just below pressure limits with 44.0 and a regular primer. Average was 3407 from my Savage and from the wife's Tikka I get another 50-60 fps Tiny five shot groups that I can't see through the scope and I find myself doing a lot of walking while at the range with these bullets. I did pop one woodchuck with the TAC load at 100 yards. Rifle range is not a good place for them to hang out. I thought he would explode but when I walked up to him his head was gone. I guess that will do. Over all yet another great bullet from Hammer.

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have been very happy with this bullet. Everything seems to work well with it in our Creedmoors. 46gr of IMR4451 at oal of 2.765 became our go to load. But I had to try it with other powders. 44.5 of RL16 prints tiny groups in every gun I have tried it in. 40.5 of Varget works wonders also. Just a great all around bullet. Steve knows his product line inside and out and is quick to get back to you if you have a question.

  • .264 Cal-131gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Got a good accurate load for these out of my 264 win mag. Load development was easy, and the b.c given is spot on with my setup. I get 3 shot groups much smaller than the palm of my hand at 600 yards. Im pushing them at 3125fps and for a hunting rig I’m very happy.

  • .284 Cal-131gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Building a load was so easy and quick it was almost boring. Great velocity and sub moa out of my Tikka 7mm Rem Mag. So far I've shot a big black bear and a mature cow elk. Bullet performed flawlessly both times and best of all no blood shot meat! Just ordered some more for this next hunting season.

  • .264 Cal-134gr Power Hammer (formerly Shock Hammer)™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Tested several hunting bullets at varying velocities in my 6.5 PRC. This Hammer bullet was the clear winner in accuracy. Shooting several 5 shot groups under 1/2 MOA at 100 yards. Took it on and Aoudad hunt along the Texas/Mexico border in December 2021. It took just 1 rd at about 140 yards. He ran less than 20 yards and was. Have also shot a buck with it and it too was one shot with No Tracking Required. I can’t say enough good about these Hammer Bullets.

  • .264 Cal-085gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    With this rifle and a 22'' barrel the 85g Hammer Hunter™ is traveling 3500fps with 49g of Varget, the group is .8 at a 100yards and will continue with a crimp ladder to see if the group continues to improve.

  • .308 Cal-178gr Absolute Hammer™
     3 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I received these the other day And like the way they look. But I decided to pull the gym tech scale out and way a few to see how consistent they were. And the weight fluctuated 1.25 grains at most on the 10 that I weighed. I've yet to load any and shoot them hopefully they are more consistent on shooting than they are on weight. I will repost after shooting them

  • .264 Cal-085gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    4 shots the first day into 1" with a ladder of different charges of Varget, and then the second day put 3 shots into a 1/2" at 100 yds with 44.5gr. Varget, cci200 primers Lapua brass, sized with fl die and .289 bushing and crimped into first groove up front with lee die. ruger american predator 6.5cm. Primer is a little flat but not too bad, may back off a touch. Just ordered 200 more of these, and plan on using them next deer season.

  • .264 Cal-099gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I played with them a while and came up with a great load. of 41.7 of Varget under a 99 Hammer Hunter™ at oal of 2.680. With a regular LRP. This goes right in the same hole for me and when I checked the speed, it keeps coming out at 3200 pretty much on the nose. Very little recoil and plenty of juice for whitetails and hogs. I will be ordering more, a lot more.

  • .308 Cal-143gr Lever Hammer
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I worked out a pretty good load of 45 gr of TAC and seated at 2,750. Over 3000 fps and with that massive hollow point, I have a huge Smack Factor at close range, ( under 200 yards). I can stack these bullets with my 308 Win.

  • .224 Cal-73gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Took roughly 20 rounds to find a load for these bullets pushing 3300 fps. Im very happy with my results on coyotes. Yet to have one run off

  • .284 Cal-101gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Tried this bullet in my 7 STW and all I can say is wow. I'm running 75 grains of Varget at 3,863 fps with single digit SD and sub 1/2 MOA accuracy. As if that were not enough, the reduced recoil makes my STW a pleasure to shoot. Recoil is on par with my 6.5 Creedmoor.

  • .257 Cal-098gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I loaded these for my 257 WTBY and had them pushing right around 3900 fps. I took a big Wisconsin whitetail this past winter with them and they preformed as expected and I did not recover the bullet. Developing a load for my rifle was quick, the Hammer bullets are some of the easiest bullets to find loads for.

  • .308 Cal-178gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’m quite impressed with these bullets so far. With a bit of load development, they’re shooting sub 1/4” moa at 100 yds. Set up milk jugs today, and these actually penetrated further than the 196 Hunter at 6 jugs for the 178’s vs 5 for the 196’s. I grudgingly switched to these when Barnes became unavailable and I’m happy I made the switch. Amazing quality so far and the shipping time has been great. Can’t wait to drop some bears with these bullets

  • .358 Cal-200gr Power Hammer (formerly shock hammer)™
     5 out of 5

    I’ve been searching high and low for good bullets for my .358 win BLR. 200 gr Hornady Interlocks have abysmal BC, and 250 gr Speer Hot Cors just don’t have the velocity I want, and I can’t get anything else. I decided to try this bullet out after some positive anecdotes online. With a very compressed load of 3031, I can get 2500 fps, and 1 moa groups. With their relatively high BC and their advertised minimum expansion threshold, that gets me from a 200 yard rifle to a 325 yard gun. Which was a really good thing when the elk herd posted up in the field at 300 yards. First shot missed completely low, 2nd hit forward in the chest, 3rd was perfectly through the heart and dropped her. The bullet couldn’t have been going much faster than 1800 fps when it hit, but it did exactly what Hammer said it would do. A hole through both sides of the animal. The far side of the ribs had little shrapnel wounds from the separated petals surrounding the exit. I recovered a petal under the skin on the inner part of the far side leg. The heart had a hilariously huge “X” through it, almost rending it in two. Absolutely impressive performance at relatively low velocity. Thank you Hammer for this fantastic bullet. As a bonus, it shoots to the same POI as the 200 gr Interlocks, so I can practice with the cheap stuff and use the Hammers when it counts.

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Bought these to find a deer and elk load that would shoot small groups but still do the job. Wow was i surprised. I got .2 and.3 inch groups at 100 and 200 yards with a few opening to .5. To say they shoot is an understatement. My load for my S20 is 55.5 of IMR 4831 and seating the bullet to were the beginning of the boat tail is at the base of the neck. Can’t wait for antilope season in Wyoming.

  • .264 Cal-139gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Used it with 44.0 gr of Hunter and got over 2800 fps. That will put a "hurtin" on just about anything. 6.5 CM 1:8 twist 22 inch barrel and no pressure signs

  • .243 Cal-088gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Trying to find load for 20 inch barrel with suppressor . Had several that shot half inch until I tried 44gr of 6.5 Staball . Grouped like it had eyes ! 3205 ft/second . Not even going to try a different load . Can hardly wait to put it to work . Thanks , Mark Gendreau .

  • .264 Cal-110gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I tried it with 47.6 gr of Staball and a magnum primer. I got groups I could cover with a dime. Flat shooting and hard hitting. A great deer load for most hunters. Plus the others at the range think the vapor trail is pretty cool. At 200 yards it is still going about 2800 fps. That's going to do a number on anything it hits

  • .264 Cal-085gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I tried 43 gr of Varget and must say I was not impressed. Then tried 43.5 and got bug hole groups from two different rifles, At 3300+ fps these thing will turn a deer's insides to Jello . For most Eastern US hunting these will work wonderfully. Lower recoil, super accurate and a vapor trail. What's not to love. Will be buying many more of these

  • .338 Cal-260gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I have a custom built 340 weatherby with a 28” barrel and I just shot a 4 shot ladder test with these and gained 100fps and significant accuracy. I’ve got this bullet moving at 2964 fps and shooting sub half inch easily. And that was 4 rounds in half grain increments. I can’t wait to see what they do all loaded the same. Very impressed so far. Ps I shoot the 101g hammer hunters out of a custom .243 win and consistently see groups in the .178 or less range and they are one shot stoppers out of that rifle. Looks like these will make a trip to africa in may.

  • .224 Cal-51gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    While this particular bullet has a very narrow selection of powders that can optimize its performance in the 223/5.56, when you get it right it can turn the 223 Remington into a 22 Nosler using less powder! How does 3600-3700fps from a 20" hunting rifle sound? Try LT-30, LT-32, or Benchmark!

  • .308 Cal-143gr Lever Hammer
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I bought these to loads in a friends Marlin 30-30. We could not get them or any bullet to shoot well. Then we took a good look down the barrel and noticed all the damage to the rifling. I had 80 of them left. Big hollow point? I wonder how they would do in my 308? .75 inch groups at 2750, the first and only load I tried. I'm sure they could be pushed a lot faster but why bother. I have a new "Woods Load" We hunt from tree stands and most shots are 100 yards or less. Perfect bullet for my needs. Thanks Hammer, you always seem to have what I need, when I need it. Unlike that B company.

  • .243 Cal-071gr Power Hammer (formerly Shock Hammer)™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This bullet shoots great out of my Savage 243 win. It is leaving the 20” barrel at 3480fps and a 4 shot group was just over .6”. I shot it out to 200 and it maintained accuracy. I plan to use it for my wife and daughter as a low recoil antelope hunting round. OAL was 2.445” which put the round .025 off the lands in my rifle.

  • .358 Cal-200gr Power Hammer (formerly shock hammer)™
     5 out of 5

    358 Norma, half round half octagon Fred Wells cut-rifled barrel. Best I could ever get was 7/8” ONCE. Tried 3 different other brands of slugs, and gobs of powders. Then that market completely evaporated, right before a hunt. The great guys at Hammer said to try the 200gr ShockHammers. Loaded some and BOOM, genuine half inch groups. Over and over again. I’ve never enjoyed shooting that big gun this much. I just ordered some more, and some 308’s for my TC Contender 30/30.

  • .284 Cal-143gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    As a resident of CA, we’re faced with having to shoot non tox bullets. Well let’s just say since discovering Hammer bullets, they are now my out of state loads as well, where lead is allowed. I have taken deer from 25 yards, to Elk at 700 shooting the 143’s in a 28 Nosler and the results have been exceptional, as well as the customer service

  • .224 Cal-51gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I run this one up to 4100fps in a 22/250, 4200fps in a 22 creed. make a great deer and hog wacker!

  • .224 Cal-73gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I run this baby in my 22 saum at 3980fps its hold on hair out to 400 yds! Its my favorite hammer because brian and steve was nice enough to let me run it through a few of my 22 cal hotrods before it went on the site! so after all the testing its kinda dear to me! If your looking for a deer, or hog bullet to run in 22/250, 22 creed, or any whiz bang 22, this one will flat get it done! Iv took whitetail over 500 yds with it. Iv shot some 2in groups at 600 yds with it in my 22/284! Great bullet

  • .172 Cal-21gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    shot serval hogs with these out to 290yds it wacks em! great bullet

  • .224 Cal-44gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I run this little dude 4100-4300fps in 14 twist 22/250s and 220 swifts out to 375 yds kills deer like lighting!

  • .264 Cal-085gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    You can get great performance out of the CM and 6.5-06 AI. With the 6.5 Sherman Max, performance on deer at 4000 fps is absolutely incredible!

  • .284 Cal-120gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Have used the120 Hammer Hunter™ in CA Arms Ridge line to take the last six deer I've killed. Ranging from197 yards, the closest, to 435 yards the longest. Four does and two bucks. Does averaged about110 pounds. Biggest buck was 193 pounds on the hoof. All but one dropped in their tracks. Didn't adjust for the wind on the long shot and hit him in the butt. Saw him faltering and bolted another round, as I pulled the trigger he dropped . that shot was a miss as he dropped from the first shot as I shot again. Bullet impacted his hip joint where it attaches the spine, took out both feromal arties. He made it about 20 yards. Upper hams on both sides were a mess. Lost some cube steak there. But damage was very impressive. Only two of the deer were spine shot, others were thru the lungs, and they just collapsed. DRT. I'm a hammer bullet fan for life. Bill Belcher, Anniston Alabama.

  • .224 Cal-52gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I so far have used these bullets for hog and coyote hunting and let me tell you...they work as advertised. The wound channels these bullets produce look like one's you would expect from a much bigger caliber. Hammers are super easy to work up a load for usually about 10 rounds and your done, not to mention 1/4 moa accuracy I get with them. Keep up the good work.

  • .257 Cal-075gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I can make them shoot bad. Seldom do they shoot over .6". Use faster powders and run em hard. Took a white tail this fall, bang flop. Totally destroyed the lungs, full penetration.

  • .257 Cal-090gr Absolute Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I shoot these in my ruger m77 mark ii 25-06 at 3660 fps and they shoot phenomenal on paper and on game. I was impressed with the performance on two whitetails this year. I’m switching all my hunting rifles to hammers now they’re hard to beat.

  • .277 Cal-156gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I built a 270 wsm with a 8 twist 24” pac nor barrel. Bullets stabilized for me. Loaded them with RL23 at 3050fps. Very easy load development. This year I killed two Muleys and both dropped in their tracks. With impressive wound channels. Could not be happier with the results. Thankyou for a great product.

  • .264 Cal-121gr Heavy Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I've tried many bullet and powder combos for my Remington Sendero VSSF II 264 Win Mag and only achieved 3/4 MOA @ 100 yards at best with another manufacturers 120 gr. ballistic tips. I didn't like that load is it would explode on impact on deer and hogs with no to little penetration. All factory ammo that I had tried sprayed 2-3 MOA. I was about to take the rifle to the smith to get it blueprinted and re-barreled when I heard about the 121 Heavy Hammers. I thought I'd give it one last try first, and wow! I worked my way up on charges of H-1000 to max with no pressure signs using 120 gr. bullet load data from the Hodgdon website. So far the best load is a medium charge that yields 1/2 MOA @ 3200 fps. with SD of 7.5, and ES of 15. I found that each grain of powder added yielded about 40-50 fps. gain in my rifle. The groups started opening up about 3250 fps. I'm sure there may be a faster accuracy node, but I'm happy with 3200. Looking forward to seeing the performance on game.

  • .224 Cal-33gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    If you want to hunt anything bigger than a yote with the smaller 22's within reasonable ranges, this and its boattailed 35gr sister are your best bet for a mono. This bullet works wonders in a 22 Hornet or K Hornet...try moderate to faster powders like H110/W296, 2400, or even Enforcer, and you can achieve velocities between 3350fps and 3500fps safely! Prints very tiny groups as well. My favorite hornet bullet bar none!

  • .224 Cal-64gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    A excellent choice when you can't make your mind up on whether you want to run light-n-fast or heavy-n-steady. Easy to tune (powder, primer, and crimp), and prints very small groups. Should have the powder to through and through any medium sized game in the States, and give you decisive kills through fragmentation!

  • .284 Cal-155gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Although maybe a little on the heavy side for a 280AI, these shoot .5" at an easy 2850FPS. Probably going to try and push them harder just to see but very happy as is. The buck my wife shot this year with this combo only went about 10 yards with minimal bloodshot. Tried the 143's too but these just shot a little better out of my rifle.

  • .308 Cal-152gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    The bullet worked perfect. My son shot his first elk with a 3006 at 287 yards.the elk never took a step. After skinning the elk we looked at the exit wound and you could see where the nose petals exited. I would highly recommended these bullets

  • .284 Cal-136gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Preformed flawlessly devastating wound channel and the most blood i have ever seen with very little meat loss.just ordered more sample packs for all the other calibers i have and will be my go to hunting bullet from now on

  • .308 Cal-152gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I recently used this bullet on a desert bighorn sheep. 30-06 at just over 2900fps. I had a very narrow shot window and a very short time window to make it work at about 120 yards. The bullet did what it needed to do... entered in front of the left hip on a very steep quartering away shot, and obviusly made it to the vitals which resulted in only a 20 yard run for the ram. Very impressed with how the bullet performed to get where it needed to go with a very difficult shot opportunity!

  • .308 Cal-174gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Excellent performance on game out of my 30 Nosler.

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have been a lifetime shooter of another brand of all copper bullets, but I decided to give the 124gr 6.5mm bullets a try out of my new 6.5prc. I can't speak well enough about Steve and Brian. Exceptional customer service would be an understatement. I was leaving for deer camp in 4 days and couldn't find any loaded ammo anywhere on the shelf. So I gave them a call and asked them to overnight a box of 50 bullets to try and Brian gave me a load to try. The next day I got them in the mail, had them loaded up and two shot strings later I had my load. The EASIEST load workup ive ever done. I ended up taking two does and a nice 9 point white tail with them. The terminal performance was nothing like ive seen, with minimal meat loss. But what really sold me was when I shot a doe at 200yards that was moving and I miss judged the lead. I center punched the liver and my heart immediately sunk knowing that I had just wounded this deer. Then 50 yards later to my surprise she falls over. When I field dressed her I saw where I hit the liver and the shank exited, but when the petals expanded they hit both lungs and the back side of the heart. After that I was convinced. Thank you again for an exceptional product and service. You've gained a long term customer.

  • .243 Cal-088gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    this bullet performed wonderfully on the whitetail I shot, punched through some thick brush and still found it's mark and make a clean kill. It was also very easy to work up a load for and without having to push it to the max I was running 3150 fps with amazing groupings. Overall very happy with this bullet!

  • .277 Cal-117gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Worked up a load for the 117HH in my 270 Win for this years western mule deer hunt. Took very little work to achieve 400 yard groups slightly under 2". My shot came at 237 yards. The bullet penetrated the scapula, destroyed 3 inches of spine and left a 1.5" exit with basically no meat lost. Perfection on a high shoulder shot with very high impact velocity. Could not be happier.

  • .284 Cal-143gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    My son and I planned a South Texas elk hunt in September and he (13yo) used the 143 HH to drop a huge bull elk from 178 yards. He was shooting my 20” proof barreled 7 saum. Put it right behind the shoulder and the guide immediately called “miss reload”. Turns out watching the video our guide saw one of the petals exit at an angle and kick dirt up that appeared to be a high right miss. The 6x7 bull stumbled and fell 5 seconds later without a second shot. There were 4 exit holes and minimal meat damage. Devastating performance. Thanks to Steve and everyone at Hammer!

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A friend recommended Hammer Hunter™ Bullets and I have had a great year so far. Shooting a 6.5 PRC with H4831SC has been the best load yet! So far this year Alaska Dall Sheep 808 yards! Colorado Pronghorn 364 yards, California Black Bear 100 yards, California Blacktail 74 yards, Montana Pronghorn 605 Yards, and California Blacktail 660 yards as well as several Coyotes. The Black Bear dropped in his tracks! Very impressive performance.

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I recently purchased a box of .264 124 gr Hammer Hunter™s to try in my 6.5 Creedmoor. I have a stock Savage 110 predator that shoots well with 143 gr Hornady ELDX's that I was nearly out of and unable to find. Several shooting forums spoke highly of Hammer bullets and I decided to try some. They were readily available and shipped quick. I read of several loads on the Hammer Forum and thought I'd try RL26, working up to 56 grains as posted. My first 3 shot group was .3 moa at 100 yards with 55 grains. 55.5 gr were nearly in the same hole. Unbelievable! With that I'll be definitely buying more. Stu

  • .308 Cal-214gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Both my friends used .308 Hammers on this pig hunt as mentioned in the previous review and both were bang flops. The hammers hitlike a ton of bricks I was very impressed! The only down side was the significant wound channel if you hit bone. However, I will say loosing a bit of meat is better than chasing animals into the bushes. If you hit them where you’re supposed to, these bullets are sure to anchor them! Now I just need to get some 180’s for my 300 wsm!

  • .308 Cal-199gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Took an antelope and a black tail with these out of my 300prc. Very accurate and devastating on game. 1000 yards is a walk in the park.

  • .308 Cal-166gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I have only shot 6 animals so far and none of them liked it! 5 deer and one bear. Ranges from 51 yds. to 558 yds. Bullet performance was great. Minimal meat loss and almost no bloodshot. I'm getting 3400 fps out of my 300 wlby mag in a Ruger No.1 (SMOKIN) with great accuracy. friends and family have been using hammer bullets also and no negative reports! Thank you guys for a great product!

  • .284 Cal-143gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Not the best terminal review (will explain in a minute) but sheesh....... 2933fps out of 25" bartlein 9 twist. Under .3 moa 300 yards is less than .3 moa still. Took a medium size Eastern white tail very recently. 80 yard shot. Took out all the valves off the top of the heart, jellied one small portion of one lung. Bled out and died in less than 20yards. Cavity full of blood, literally my 6 year old son found the blood and "tracked" the deer like a lighted runway. Very little internal damage due to the placement and all pieces of the the bullet exited. Only one rib hit on the off side. Can't complain about a perfect shot placement (my son did the shooting) but not too much in the way of terminal testing on the "medium". Can't wait to further test these little meanies!!!

  • .308 Cal-214gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    30 nosler , long throat. Pushing these 3115fps with H1000 and Peterson brass. Hit a hog behind the right shoulder into back of the left shoulder. Boom flop. Not a step. Instantly joined the 3/4 club as the entire left quarter looks like it was hit by an IED. Will purchase again. These have a .020 jump to the lands in my rifle and shoot consistently 3 shot groups touching at 200 yards so long as I do my part.

  • .308 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Going on some recommendations I tried something new to me going light for caliber and bumping the speed. Loaded a pressure ladder with Varget, backed off a touch, sighted in a went hunting. My load ladder spanning 4 grains went into just over an inch and my final load with a little Lee Factory Crimp shooting consistently into 3/4' out of a thin barrel Kimber 30-06. Getting around 3480FPS in a 24" barrel and just got my first Hammer Bullet deer, a nice North Carolina 8pt at just under 100yards. Lungs were basically liquified, hollow point broke into 3 petals; one exited with the shank and two petals got slowed down by shoulder muscle landing just over the opposite side skin. Mule kick and ran 30ft stumbling the whole way.

  • .284 Cal-143gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    These bullets are the real deal. I have a custom .284 win. Shilien barrel 9 twist 25 1/4 in. Long. I did a very simple load using the 143 grain hammer hunter. .025 off lands. FIRST FIVE SHOTS WENT IN A HOLE. They shot great and the node is absolutely perfect could not ask for OR recomend a better bullet and i have tried a pile of them. Give them a try. And as slways be safe and keep em in the x ring

  • .323 Cal-198gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    My old M24/47 Mauser shoots the 198 grain Hammer Hunter™ just like a Mauser should. I get consistent 1/2 groups in the heat of summer or the cool of hunting season. I have Hammered 4 hogs with this bullet from 45 yards to 125 yards. Complete pass through, chest cavity is mush. All the hogs dressed out close to 125 lbs.. I now have a load that matches the SS Patron 197.5 grain FMJ load of WWII in an appropriate hunting bullet. Thank you!!

  • .224 Cal-44gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    This was by far the fastest easiest load development I have ever had including other Hammer's. Fired two for velocity, 3 more for group size and done. Didn't even have to adjust the scope from my Ballistic Tip load. Looking forward to on game performance. Sure they will perform like my other experience's with Hammer Hunter™s.

  • .172 Cal-19gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Love these, plan to buy again.

  • .243 Cal-083gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Have not killed anything with them, I will give another review when I do, but as for accuracy GTFO my Browning BAR is shooting .25moa with these, If they kill like they shoot, I will probably switch all my rifles to these bullets

  • .243 Cal-070gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Justin Youngblood Weatherby vanguard S2 243 win Upgraded glass beaded H. S. Precision light stock. 18.5”barrel, suppressed with a Griffiin. 70gr. HH. Still 3,500fps with the suppressed shorter barrel. 1/2 “ at 100yards. Extremely Impressed. No recoil or pressure sighs. So much fun on coyotes, and antalope in Colorado. I’d love to attach pictures.

  • .308 Cal-174gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I tried nearly every premium hunting 30 cal bullet in my 300 WBY, using six different powders, only to consistently print 1.5 to 2.5 inch groups. I was about ready to sell this rifle, when I saw these 174 Hammers designed for tight mag constraints, which the 300 WBY suffers from. First group under imr7828 (the powder I was hoping this rifle would like) printed at 0.60moa. The best this rifle had ever shot by a factor of three. Continued load development rewarded me with a repeatable 0.5moa rifle, with these 174’s clocking in at 3380 FPS. Outstanding! And I’m totally confident in their terminal performance on elk.

  • .243 Cal-088gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Went to the range to check the FPS on the 88 gr hammer hunter 44 gr 6.5 StaBall Federal case Federal match small primer Ogive 2.238 FPS 3265. SD 2.0

  • .243 Cal-088gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Just loaded my first round of 88 Gr Hammer Hunter™’s in my new 6 mm Creedmoor 1-7 twist Proof barrel. 44 gr of 6.5 staBall several groups of .250 at 100 yards. Sorry I don’t have the FPS yet. I would recommend.

  • .338 Cal-260gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I can’t say enough good things about Steve Davis and these bullets. I normally do not leave reviews for bullets until I have used them on animals but Steve deserves a review on bullet accuracy and customer service. I had a minor issue with my shipment and Steve made it more than right without me asking for anything. I couldn’t ask for better customer service. Also, these bullets are extremely accurate in my .338 Lapua. I shot two back to back 3 shot groups of .372 and .393 moa without any special load development. I highly recommend these bullets and company.

  • .308 Cal-143gr Lever Hammer
     5 out of 5

    I run these in a Win 94 30-30 with H-LVR at 2505 fps and a little room to go, very accurate as far as m94's go. I haven't shot anything except wood yet, but that showed excellent penetration. My brother shot one doe with this bullet loaded in a 30-06 with H-4895, sub Moa and it killed that doe as expected with no meat lost, he washed the blood out when he got home and the bits around the hole went into ground.

  • .355 Cal-125gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Edit to my previous review. Barrel twist is 1:16, not 1:7 as stated earlier.

  • .355 Cal-125gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    These are my best loads so far for my 350 legend AR. Hoping I can tighten up the groups when I load a little closer to the lands. No pressure signs at all. I’m betting that I could get to, or even surpass 30 grains of powder, but we’ll see. Please don’t skip steps. Work up your loads slowly. It’s not going to kill you to take a little extra time to work a load up, but it could kill you if you don’t. Winchester brass Winchester small rifle primers LilGun powder 2.242” oal 20” 1:7 barrel 78 degrees Fahrenheit 0’. Elevation Five shot group averages 29.0 gr -2712fps, stdDev. 14fps, 1.17”grp 29.2gr / 2727fps, stdDev 1.5fps, 1.25”grp That second deviation number is not a typo, it is 1.5 FPS! Have not hunted with it yet. Delaware just changed the regulations to allow hunting deer with straight walled carbine in an AR. Can’t wait!

  • .264 Cal-134gr Power Hammer (formerly Shock Hammer)™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Although I have not killed an animal with this bullet, the accuracy is unbelievable. Out of my 6.5-284 they produced 3 shot groups at 200 yards under .375"

  • .257 Cal-121gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Fanastic accuracy and lethality out of my custom 25-06 over H4831. Looking forward to testing more loads

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    These are the first hammer bullets I have tried. After an 8 shot ladder test looking for pressure I picked a load and shot a .27" 3 shot group at 100 then a 2.5" 3 shot group at 607 yards. Looking forward to seeing on game performance!

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Recently purchased these and worked up a load in my wife's 22" Barrett Fieldcraft for an up coming sheep hunt. Had the load developed and rifle zeroed in 15 rounds with an ES of 11. Average muzzle velocity was 2,908 with 40.0gr of Varget out of the 22" barrel with a Rugged Radiant 7.62 mounted. I took it out yesterday and found a 6'7" black bear to test the load out. ~100 yard steep quartering away shot and the big boar dropped instantly and quickly began his death moan. Small entry hole just in front of the near side rear quarter and about a 1" exit at the back edge of the far side front quarter and lots of damage to everything on the inside. Will be ordering more.

  • .338 Cal-260gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    The best bullet yet for hunting and long range. I'm getting sub M.O.A. with the 262g Hammer Hunter™ at 100yards. You wont be disappointed with these bullets. I have tested the bullet to 1500yards and its hitting a 18x18 steel target. This is my load data. Every tool is different so it might not stay true to your tool. Desert Tech SRS A1 1:10 twist 26" barrel .338L.M H1000 @ 88g or US869 @ 104g Nosler brass @ 2.714" or D.T.A Brass@ 2.714" O.V.A.L @ 3.885" Fed 215 primer I highly recommend this brand, you wont be disappointed!

  • .284 Cal-143gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    143 Hammer Hunter™s out of my 7 SAUM (26",1:8 twist). By far, the easiest load work up I have ever experienced. After 6 rounds, with different charge weights, loaded .020 off the the lands, I had established a velocity node. I used that data to load the other 9 from my sample pack and achieved under 1/2 minute groups at 3300 fps. I tested the 143's to 530 yards and they shot unbelievably well. These bullets are money well spent. No doubt this bullet will be in my rifle for many future mule deer and elk seasons.

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My Cooper Raptor loves these bullets. I'm getting .3 groups with 38 grains of Varget. I'm not one to write reviews but this bullet is the real deal. I've purchased 400.00 worth of these bullets just this month and I'm wondering if I've bought enough.

  • .264 Cal-117gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Avg group size is .486" @ 3,165 fps out of a budget grade factory 6.5 creedmoor. So far every rifle I've tried Hammers in shoots them well. Guys at the range are taking notice and asking questions. 😎

  • .257 Cal-116gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Dropped 3 hogs so far with my custom .25 caliber (25 GPC.) This bullet is extremely accurate (like all my loads). I have it running at 2650 out of a 25" barrel with a .162" group and single digit velocity.

  • .264 Cal-110gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    My 20" 6.5 CM has this zipping over 3200 FPS. It is absolute coyote destroyer. Plus the flat trajectory doesn't have me making adjustments at extended distances!

  • .264 Cal-139gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Precision 6.5 CM using this bullet dropped a massive boar at 230 yards. One shot. In the dirt. First hog that has been mounted in years due to its size and color.

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    May favorite 6.5 CM bullet for years. Dropped a ton of hogs, quite a few coyotes, a few beavers. Most one shot drops when I did my job. The new Absolute Hammer™ 123's are my new favorite as of May 2021.

  • .224 Cal-70gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Dropped a 200ish pound hog with one well placed shot. Also a very accurate bullet!

  • .257 Cal-121gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    The 121 HH shoots great in my .257 Weatherby with H 1000 powder 1:8" twist 3385 fps avg.

  • .257 Cal-098gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    These Shock Hammers WILL shoot! Easiest load development I've ever done. 257 wby pushing em 3,915 fps avg resulted in a 5 shot group measuring 0.246". I am impressed!

  • .308 Cal-174gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Shoots amazing out of my 22”Sendero Light Proof Glacier Ti. Proof target through the builder/load development with this round produced a .19MOA 3 shot group. Just tried out for first time hog hunting with complete pass though at 350yds. It was a tough angle of a shot that most bullets would have created much more meat loss, with the Hammer Hunter™ it was minimal to none. Telling all my buddies about Hammer Bullets!

  • .338 Cal-205gr Power Hammer (formerly Shock Hammer)™
     5 out of 5

    These bullets run GREAT in my Sherman 338 (based on 270 case). 1/2 in groups at 3021 and crunch deer!

  • .338 Cal-260gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I used these out of a 338 Norma imp. on elk. One at 850 yards. One at 450 yards. Both had DRT results. The proof is in the freezer

  • .355 Cal-125gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    I had issues with my AR15 350 legend cycling commercial ammo. Problem solved with this hand-load. One MOA accuracy Winchester brass CCI BR-4 primers LIL’ Gun 29.5grs OAL 2.240 16inch liberty barrel, 2750fps, temp 45’F, And 750ft elevation. I know it seems hot, but the load didn't show pressure issues until 30.5grs. This load puts whitetail to sleep under 200 yards!

  • .224 Cal-70gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Run this bullet in a 220 Ai at 3750 fps it shoots 1 hole groups at 100 yds. Also run it in a 22/284 at 3900 fps. Have killed some 160 whitetails with these combos! Great bullet

  • .224 Cal-83gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Run this bullet 3500 fps in my 6.5 twist 22/6mm dropped a nice mule deer at 450 yds! Hammers best hunting bullet out there!

  • .338 Cal-186gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    This bullet is a great option for the 338 Federal. I’ve been using it for a while now with great luck. Out of my Kimber I’m getting an average of 2725 with TAC powder.

  • .243 Cal-070gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Loaded these for my 10 year old daughter in a 243 browning micro medalian L.H .. 1 shot 50 yards ,,, buck went 10 yards ,,, complete pass through.. entrance was in the crease , exit opposite shoulder ... total devastation,,, awesome bullet

  • .224 Cal-35gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very accurate bullets, and easy to load for (as long as you follow the recommendations for a powder on the faster end for your cartridge). My go-to load was found at my starting charge with H110! Largest group shot with that load was 0.38" at 100yrds, typical groups run closer to 0.25" using federal match primers vs remington. Plan to use for turkey and predators.

  • .224 Cal-83gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    83 gr Hammer Hunter™s are exactly that...Hammers! Recently started running them in my 224 Valkyrie for predator (fox, coyote) hunting and they are outstanding terminally! Typically I run 90 SMKs for PRS stuff, but when I needed a truly hunting style bullet, I was blessed to come across these gems. While having to seat them a little far into the case for my liking (takes up internal space for powder), I am still getting a little more than 100 fps velocity increase over the SMKs. As for load work up...there was none! Reduced the powder charge for the lost capacity, tried 3 different combos all jumping about .025-.030 and every one stacked rounds into match size groups. Had slight pressure signs with the biggest charge, so I went with the lower option and haven't looked back. They absolutely perform in flight like a "match" bullet, but terminal performance on preds is off the charts! Total decimation in short. Have already ordered some lighter ones to try just to get that extra velocity I want just to flatten out my trajectories. My nightvis optic just has a standard duplex reticle and I hate "guesstimating" my elevation holds at distance. I would say if you want to shoot prey beyond 400 yds, the 83s are a no-brainer for the Valkyrie, but if you only need 400 yds or less, go lighter on bullet weight and get that laser like trajectory. Can't say enough good things about the performance of these projectiles or the awesome folks at Hammer Bullets that I've spoken with on the phone...they are A+++++ in all categories! Do yourself a favor and grab some of these...I guarantee you'll not only be impressed, but 100% satisfied with the performance as well.

  • .243 Cal-088gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Most accurate non-lead bullet I have ever used by far! .02" @ 100 yds. in my 6mm GT, equal to my best 88 gr. lead bullet load.

  • .257 Cal-121gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Shoot very well in my 25-284 at 3200fps and very lethal.

  • .355 Cal-125gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    Ordered up these for my .350 legend. They cycle perfect. I was able to reach over 2500fps with zero pressure. I’ve only been able to take two large whitetail and a few pigs while in Texas. All were very fast kills. 5-10 yards.

  • .243 Cal-083gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I tried these in a 6mm Remington that has never shot any bullet/powder inside 3”. I loaded them to 3300 FPS, using Nosler load data for 85/90 grain bullets. They shoot consistently inside 1” using my final load. I took a [large for East TN] 10-point whitetail at 120 yards with this load. I did not recover the bullet, but performance was exceptional.

  • .243 Cal-088gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Built a custom 6 Remington Ackley Improved with a 7.5 twist mainly for coyote hunting. Was planning on using 115DTACs or 107 Sierras but after seeing how well the 143gr Hammer Hunter™s performed in my 7-06 Ackley I thought I would try 88gr Hammer Hunter™s and it was a good move. Running them at 3530fps grouping 1/2" at 200yds and hits really hard. Very easy to load for like any Hammer bullet I have used, just seat them .010 off lands start low and work up on powder charge and you will have it. Easiest bullets I have worked up loads for including custom bullets for my custom benchrest rifles.

  • .284 Cal-143gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    143gr Hammer Hunter™ out of my custom 7-06 Ackley Improved shooting 3100fps and 1/2' groups at 200 yds. Shot a big Indiana 10 point buck and bullet worked perfect.

  • .338 Cal-213gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Loaded these in 338-06 at 2750 using RL15. Dropped a large cow elk where she stood at 200 yds.

  • .257 Cal-067gr Shock Hammer™
     5 out of 5

    This bullet is really accurate and effective out of a 1940’s vintage Savage 99 carbine in .250-3000, 1:14 twist, worn rifling. Hits very hard, taken 2 Pronghorn and one deer with the 67gr shock hammer. I like the performance combined with minimal meat wasted. Really happy Hammer made a bullet that works with this slow twist Savage. Will be loading more Hammers for another Savage 99 in.250 with 1:11 twist someday soon. 335 powder is really nice in this cartridge.

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    love the Hammers in my 260 AI, Match accuracy,Still working on pressure issues, start low with these bullets! Anyone have loads for them in 6.5 PRC(124g.).

  • .243 Cal-070gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    A follow up review for above combo. The 243 win with the 70HH. It is a great killing combo. A friend of mine in east Texas near Sam Rayburn is making hog heaven very crowded. If he does his job on the trigger. I have other rifles for him to test in the future. Work is preventing me from testing. I am lucky for that at these times. I will leave review's for other bullets when available. I would give 10 stars if I could. 70HH Rocks.

  • .284 Cal-143gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Shot out of savage Steven 284 win 8” twist, 24” barrel going 2980fps at mag length. Found a load development under half moa. Hammered a small CA buck @ 78 yards away, full pass through just behind shoulder bone broadside shot. Meat loss almost non existent. Way way less meat damage than the old load with 168gr Berger.

  • .308 Cal-181gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Grouping under moa out of savage 300 wsm at mag length. Accurate +600 yards. Shot an oversized cow moose broadside, high lungs. Impact velocity ~2700fps. Hit one rib, recovered bullet in the hide. Retained ~70%. No meat loss at all.

  • .264 Cal-110gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I have used the DeadBlow version of these on deer in the UK and they work extremely well. I was looking for a non-lead fragmenting bullet which produced minimal over penetration for our busy island. I have used them successfully on three roe, two fallow and two sika deer. I get a typical single entry on chest shots and five exist holes in a cluster about the size of a large orange. I am driving them at 3,250 fps in a 6.5-284 Norma and have dispatched deer out to 180 yards which are normal ranges for lowland deer management in the UK. Load development has been very easy and my early load testing using virgin Lapua brass has not produced groups any larger than 3/4 MOA regardless of charge weight. My temporary load for the moment gives me 1/3 MOA and I look forward to fine tuning accuracy and ES now I have fire formed my cases. Steve has been very helpful with getting load data sorted and I am very impressed with how helpful this company is.

  • .243 Cal-070gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I have a 243 Win. Rem. 700 ADL stock barrel and action with a 9.125 twist per Rem. spec's. 70 HH performs great. Only tried 2 loads, approx. 3550 fps, about 1/2" groups at 100 yds. Needed something quick to try on east Texas pigs. Will work more on load development next spring. 165 yrd's 125 pound boar (approx.) high shoulder with complete pass through, straight down. Very well impressed. Even a 300 WM shooter was impressed. So on deer there should be no worries.

    • Steve Davis (verified owner)

      If you are asking about running the 70g Hammer Hunter™, they will run very well from the 9" twist.

  • .308 Cal-181gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Shot a 1” 3 shot group at 530 yards. Can’t wait to put one thru a elk this fall.

  • .224 Cal-35gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    It is a small bullet I ended up loading it shorter than my other reloads to get a decent crimp on it . I loaded it @ 4000fps in my 220 Swift ,1-14 twist Remington , my first 5 shot group at 100 yards were one small hole less than dime size , I have shot a couple beavers and one coyote with complete pass throughs for such a small bullet it is very impressive, I will be buying more

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    If you can shoot and your rifle is capable load development etc most accurate bullet I've ever loaded bug hole groups 50 plus yrs loading experience

  • .338 Cal-260gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Ding! Ding! Ding! A winner, and FINALLY. I've been around the horn with my rifle trying to find that one sweet pet load and its been a goat-rope until now. The greatest success I had prior to trying out the Hammer Hunter™ 260 was with a competitors 265gr bullet billed as a "long range" and it still wouldn't print inside a 3/4 inch at 100 yards on the best day after exhaustive load development. I purchased a box of 50 Hammers. loaded for ladder looking for pressure and 15 rounds in, I found the mother of all sweet spots. It took me 15 rounds total to arrive at what will be my go-to load for the 338 LM. I loaded 10 rounds in that sweet spot load and printed two back to back 1/2" groups and its moving at 3078fps with SD of 5 with ZERO pressure showing. My recipe is on the Hammer Bullets forum board - I didn't know if it was okay to leave it here or not. If your looking at these, buy em! I seated to mag length minus a 1/2 thousandth for good measure and wont be changing a thing going forward - one and done load.

  • .308 Cal-152gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent performance in 24" barrel 30-06. 1/2" group and 3200 plus fps! Very pleased!

  • .308 Cal-166gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    This bullet produced accurate loads very easily in my 300WSM and worked fantastic on a Bull Elk. Great bullet so long as your rifle barrel meets the recommended twist rate.

  • .308 Cal-181gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Tried a large variety of bullets in my 30 nosler. The hammer hunters easily out shot the others. They have worked great on game also

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     4 out of 5

    This was such an easy bullet to load develop. Steve and company really did the hard work and pointed me in the right direction though. With varget, magnum primers, hornady brass, and magazine length this combination has shot <0.5 MOA at 200 and 530 yds and has killed 4 groundhogs dead in their tracks. I gave four stars because for whatever reason the BC in my rifle is not matching the posted BC. I will be using these on Colorado deer this fall.

  • .264 Cal-124gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    I started loading Hammer bullets in my 7 STW. The results were fantastic and load development was a breeze. Now I load Hammers in 7 different cartridges and they the only hunting bullet I use. They are absolutely devastating on game without meat loss. The 124 gr bullets are outstanding. I’m shooting sub .250” moa with these things in my 6.5-284 Norma. Can’t wait to use them on my NM pronghorn hunt at the end of August.

  • .308 Cal-181gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    Just loaded these for my Christensen Arms Ridgeline 300 WIn Mag. It seemed to be a very picky rifle. I set the OAL to just fit in the magazine and loaded up 4 rounds with varying charge weights of H1000. Started with 78 grains which shot good with no pressure signs. Moved to 78.5 which shot a .24” group at 100yds. No pressure signs and the velocity was right where I figured I should be. Fired one round of 79 gr. Showed slight signs of pressure. I’ll go with 78.5 gr charge weight. So 9 rounds and load development is done! These bullets are slightly more pricey than most but pay for themselves and then some. I can’t wait for fall to try these on game. Thanks for a great product!

  • .308 Cal-181gr Hammer Hunter™
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Absolutely love these!!! Been shooting the 181s and 166s in my 300 Win Mag and 300 WSM. Ive gotten 1/4 MOA groups out of both! On top of that they kill clean and DONT damage meat. Zero bloodshot meat in the 6 large game animals I've taken. If you are an ethical hunter that cares about meat lose then Hammer bullets are the one for you. Happy Hunting!!