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  • .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 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 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!!