35 Whelen First Blood 220 Hammer

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Exit in hide
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with the 220 Hammer bullet

Just under hide

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Can you provide a bit of context? Who makes the bullet? What is the animal? Range? Load? Thanks.
 

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Can you provide a bit of context? Who makes the bullet? What is the animal? Range? Load? Thanks.
Hammer Bullets are the maker. 1 in 10 twist 28" barrel load is 64 grains of Power Pro Varmint. Range between 180 and 200 yards. The animal is a deer and the average muzzle velocity is 2911 FPS

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Thanks! Single shot I take it? I've never heard of the company up here in Canada, I'll have to do some research.
 

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Nice, effective.
I'm reading a lot on Hammers and ordered some through the Aussie contact
Can you provide a bit of context? Who makes the bullet? What is the animal? Range? Load? Thanks.
Rick,
I think there is a HammerTime forum.

Members of a long-range hunting forum I read are true believers of these Hammer Projectiles.

There are different types, it seems the HH, Hammer Hunter are easy to get Shooting in anyrifle.
Many members there also like to crimp with a Lee Factory Crimp dies

The Absolute Hammer have a reduced dia on the Ogive so the bullet going down the bore is only contacting on the body that has driving bands cut in to reduce friction.

Less friction , incrrased velocity for compatible weight. The shortfall is they might be finicky in load tuning.

Sorry to hijack the thread but that's a condensed version of hours of reading these bloody forums.
 

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Exit in hide View attachment 433376with the 220 Hammer bullet

Just under hide

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Wow, that's crazy. I just started a thread in the last week or so on these bullets. I also spoke to the guys in Montana. From what I gathered their bullets act a bit like CEB's Raptors in that they have blades that come off causing other sorts of havoc and the shank plows thru like a solid. I would not have expected the offside to look like this in that scenario.
 

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