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  • .308 Cal-178g 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-085g 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-099g 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-143g 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-73g 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-101g 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-098g 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-178g 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-200g 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-124g 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-139g 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-088g 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-110g 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-085g 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-260g 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-51g 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-143g 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-071g 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-200g 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-143g 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-51g 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-73g 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-21g Hammer Hunter
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

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

  • .224 Cal-44g 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-085g 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-120g 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-52g 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-075g 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-090g 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-156g 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-121g 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-33g 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-64g 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-155g 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-152g 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-136g 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-152g 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-174g Hammer Hunter
     5 out of 5

    Excellent performance on game out of my 30 Nosler.

  • .264 Cal-124g 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-088g 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-117g 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-143g 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-124g 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-124g Hammer Hunter
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I recently purchased a box of .264 124 gr Hammer Hunters 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-214g 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-199g 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-166g 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-143g 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-214g 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-124g 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-143g 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-198g 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-44g 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 Hunters.

  • .172 Cal-19g Hammer Hunter
     5 out of 5

    Love these, plan to buy again.

  • .243 Cal-083g 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-070g 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-174g 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-088g 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-088g 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-260g 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-143g 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-125g Shock Hammer
     5 out of 5

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

  • .355 Cal-125g 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-134g 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-121g 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-124g 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-124g 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-260g 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-143g Hammer Hunter
     5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    143 Hammer Hunters 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-124g 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-117g 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-116g 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-110g 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-139g 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-124g 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-70g Hammer Hunter
     5 out of 5

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

  • .257 Cal-121g 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-098g 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-174g 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-205g 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-260g 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-125g 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-70g 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-83g 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-186g 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-070g 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-35g 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-83g Hammer Hunter
     5 out of 5

    83 gr Hammer Hunters 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-088g 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-121g Hammer Hunter
     5 out of 5

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

  • .355 Cal-125g 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-083g 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-088g 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 Hunters performed in my 7-06 Ackley I thought I would try 88gr Hammer Hunters 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-143g 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-213g 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-067g 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-124g 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-070g 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-143g 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-181g 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-110g 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-070g 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-181g 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-35g 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-124g 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-260g 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-152g 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-166g 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-181g 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-124g 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-124g 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-181g 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-181g 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!!