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Sherman Wildcat (338 Sherman Short)

brockel

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Ive seen data where some guys are running the 225 Hammer up to 3000 FPS. So I would think 2900 is definitely doable.
i think some are leaning on them pretty hard. I’d be happy with 2800-2850 with a 225 with a 24” barrel.
 

Jsmitt6

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i think some are leaning on them pretty hard. I’d be happy with 2800-2850 with a 225 with a 24” barrel.
I feel the same way. I am tickled at 2725 FPS with a 250 berger and to push the brass and possibly open up groups to get to my original goal of 2800 FPS is not worth it to me. I did the ballistic chart and it doesn't give me any real world benefit at realistic hunting ranges.
 

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I feel the same way. I am tickled at 2725 FPS with a 250 berger and to push the brass and possibly open up groups to get to my original goal of 2800 FPS is not worth it to me. I did the ballistic chart and it doesn't give me any real world benefit at realistic hunting ranges.
I’ll have mine put together in the next couple weeks
 

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213 has the better ballistics coefficient not that you’d see a difference 600 and in. I just have a few 213s already laying around
Makes sense. I like the idea of Hammer bullets. Maybe I’ll buy a few once I’m out of Berger’s
 
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