Don’t think so, I’m just more vocal than most. I have high expectations of reliable repeatable performance for a premium product. Hammer hunter bullets have proven the design cannot meet that standard. Maybe the new tipped version can, but my willingness to try again has sailed.You are in the minority. There's no Kool-aid. mtmuley
What problem? Isn't the point to kill it? Did you read the part where the elk went 30 yards? The barnes TTSX bullet also penciled through the last antelope I shot with my .257 Weatherby at 275yds, and a Nosler ABLR penciled through mountain goat I shot two weeks ago with my 6.5 PRC. They were all dead within 30 yards or so.
Trust me I understand. I've had one bullet "failure" in over 40 years of killing stuff. LRH is an awesome place to bash bullets. Hell, you don't even have to use them to bash them. From what I've seen from myself and others I have complete faith in them. And if I thought they were not meeting the design standard, I'd tell Steve, friend or not. mtmuleyDon’t think so, I’m just more vocal than most. I have high expectations of reliable repeatable performance for a premium product. Hammer hunter bullets have proven the design cannot meet that standard. Maybe the new ripped version can but my willingness to try again has sailed.
I did some shooting into news paper years ago at 100 yds. One of the bullet's I was trying was a sierra HP hunting bullet. What I found was they were very reliable and bending after closing up the tio and no idea where they'd go after that. Read an ad by Winchester I think it was a couple years ago and it was for their factory loaded monolithic bullet. They claimed one reason for thir plastic tip was to insure the petals would open! I've had a problem with HP bullet's on big game for years after seeing what happene to those sierra bullet's. I've also had a problem with plastic tips on lead core bullet's. Seem's to me that tip has to go somewhere when the bullet hits and that would be right back into the core. wonder what effect that has? I shoot 75gr V-Max's out of my 243 and shooting at target far away as 200 yds the bullet's come apart going througe the paper target and a 1" piece of foam backer. Great on a coyote and truth be known they will even take out a deer, did it outcoyote hunting during deer season. I think the shot has to be carefully placed though, that was a very accurate 243! Deer took a shot behind the front leg and went right down. Couple min later it got up for a moment and then went down aagain. Inside was mush! I believe that even the flimsyest of varmint bullet's from any varmint cartridge will kill very fast IF, properly placed. Huge deal properly placing them. Bullet placement is everything. people talk about behind the shoulder being the place to hit them, not necessarily true. behind the shoulder simply gives you the largest target at a critical place to put a bullet!. Breaaking the neck or putting a bullet properly in the head and the animal generally goes down faster. But both those target's are smaller and harder to hit. Went hog hunting this year with my son and told hin to shoot just behing the head where the neck come's out. Both our hog'sd were shot that way and both pirredright to the ground. have had the same experience with deer. The problem of course is they are a smaller target harder to hit and easier to wound with.I had delayed expansion with a 131 grain hammer twice that kind of turned me off but I believe the tipped hammer fixes that issue