300 Wilson Ham’r

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300 Wilson Ham’r

Post by Rick R2 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:21 am

Has anyone bought, built, 3D printed one yet?

Inquiring minds and all that...

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Re: 300 Wilson Ham’r

Post by djones » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:10 pm

i've had a hamr for a little while now. use it for hogs and the occasional yote. put about 1,000 130gr hot cores thru it. fine bullet but i'm always interested in seeing if something's 'better'. just switched to 125gr pro hunters. not bad. here are some vids with them. will try some 110gr hollow points next.

https://youtu.be/L66DBIeCeqw
https://youtu.be/_e8UIl_g4Rs
https://youtu.be/qDV5hEkGj5g

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Re: 300 Wilson Ham’r

Post by djones » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:52 pm

like i was saying... the 130s aren't bad by any means. i'd post some of the kill pics but there's no upload feature avail to me??

https://youtu.be/jLG0qMDm5w4

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Re: 300 Wilson Ham’r

Post by djones » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:26 pm

a few more shots with the hamr, scope set to black hot. buddy is shooting a 6.8 with white hot

https://youtu.be/X5aq8JOQeyM

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Re: 300 Wilson Ham’r

Post by djones » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:39 am

switched to 110g bullets. nasty little boogers!!

https://youtu.be/VWCWaitHN6Y
https://youtu.be/MgcfjQCjB5o

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Re: 300 Wilson Ham’r

Post by advntrjnky » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:06 am

Thanks for the updates! I'm looking at getting a 300 Ham'r soon specifically for deer hunting. I briefly looked at the new .350 legend, but like the idea of head spacing on a shoulder better.

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Re: 300 Wilson Ham’r

Post by Mike7.62 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:00 pm

djones,

I have been looking into the 300 HAM'R, as, according to the data from Wilson and people who have reviewed the cartridge and the rifles in which it was offered, seem to agree that it has around 250-300 f/s advantage over the 300 BLK in all bullet weights in the supersonic venue. Many claim that it is the semi auto equivalent of the 20" M94 Winchester in .30 WCF.

I guess the question is, do you find these statements true, and would it be worth buying a barrel and creating an upper? Wilson has the barrels for $250-$305 depending upon length and style, and I have the parts for an upper.

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Re: 300 Wilson Ham’r

Post by bangbangping » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:31 pm

Mike7.62 wrote:...it has around 250-300 f/s advantage over the 300 BLK in all bullet weights in the supersonic venue.

I guess the question is, do you find these statements true
Same barrel length, same pressure, with any super bullet? Nope. Not even close.

Possibly with a short, light bullet which can't be loaded to mag length in the BLK. That's where the extra length and capacity will really help the Ham'r. But something like, say, the 150 Gold Dot? You'd be hard pressed to get 75 fps advantage. I think 50-60 would be more likely.

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Re: 300 Wilson Ham’r

Post by rebel » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:17 pm

Kinda lod news with a cool new name. Doesn't really rate 300 BLK magnum status.
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Re: 300 Wilson Ham’r

Post by Mike7.62 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:57 pm

bangbangping wrote:
Mike7.62 wrote:...it has around 250-300 f/s advantage over the 300 BLK in all bullet weights in the supersonic venue.

I guess the question is, do you find these statements true
Same barrel length, same pressure, with any super bullet? Nope. Not even close.

Possibly with a short, light bullet which can't be loaded to mag length in the BLK. That's where the extra length and capacity will really help the Ham'r. But something like, say, the 150 Gold Dot? You'd be hard pressed to get 75 fps advantage. I think 50-60 would be more likely.
Do you have data for this? Not saying that you're wrong, but they are claiming to get 2190-2250 f/s with 150 gr bullets in an 18" barrel. I'm getting around 1920 f/s with the 150 gr GD in my 300 BLK with a 16" barrel. Given about 50 f/s velocity loss for 2" of barrel, that still places the HAM'R 250+ f/s faster than the BLK with same weight bullet and clearly in .30-30 range.

Here's the data from Wilson. Apologies for the length of the post.


300 HAM’R HANDLOADING DATA

Accurate/Western Powder Load Data for A1680

WILSON COMBAT LOAD DATA

Sierra 110gr HP-V #2110, 2.160” OAL
WC 300 HAM’R case
Start load: 25.5gr A1680 or 26.0gr H CFEBLK
Max load: 27.5gr A1680 or 28.0gr H CFEBLK
CCI450
Velocity range 2500 – 2600FPS

Lehigh 110gr CC #05-308-110-CUSP, 2.245” OAL
WC 300 HAM’R case
Start load: 25.5gr A1680 or 26.0gr H CFEBLK
Max load: 27.5gr A1680 or 28gr H CFEBLK
CCI450
Velocity range 2500 – 2600FPS

Sierra 125gr SBT PH #2120, 2.245” OAL
WC 300 HAM’R case
Start load: 25.0gr A1680 or 26.0gr H CFEBLK
Max load: 26.5gr A1680 or 27.8gr H CFEBLK
CCI450
Velocity range 2450 – 2500FPS

Speer 125gr TNT #1986/#3725, 2.245” OAL
WC 300 HAM’R case
Start load: 25.0gr A1680 or 26.0gr H CFEBLK
Max load: 26.0gr A1680 or 27.2gr H CFEBLK
CCI450
Velocity range 2450 – 2500FPS

Speer 130gr FPHC #2007, 2.175” OAL
WC 300 HAM’R case
Start load: 25.0gr A1680 or 26.0gr H CFEBLK
Max load: 26.5gr A1680 or 27.8gr H CFEBLK
CCI450
Velocity range 2450 – 2500FPS

Hornady 150gr SST #30303, 2.245” OAL
WC 300 HAM’R case
Start load: 23.8gr H CFEBLK
Max load: 24.8gr H CFEBLK
CCI450
Velocity range 2190 – 2250FPS

Speer 150gr FNHC #2011, 2.145” OAL
WC 300 HAM’R case
Start load: 23.6gr H CFEBLK
Max load: 24.8gr H CFEBLK
CCI450
Velocity range 2180 – 2240FPS

All loads were produced with WC 300 HAM’R cases, reduce the above charge weights by 5% if using cases made from .223/5.56 brass.

WARNING: Due to barrel bore dimension variations and powder lot differences WILSON COMBAT strongly recommends the use of a chronograph to work up loads in excess of the starting loads. Do not exceed the highest velocity listed for any load and do not substitute any other component for those listed.

Velocities were recorded using a Wilson Combat 18” barrel with Labradar in 90-100 degree temperature. Reduce or add 12FPS per inch for shorter or longer barrels.

NOTE: The 300 HAM’R is designed to use 110-150gr bullets at supersonic velocity and is NOT suitable for heavy bullet sub-sonic use.

WARNING: The above loading data has proven safe in Wilson Combat firearms when used properly, but because Wilson’s Gun Shop, Inc., dba Wilson Combat has no control over the components used or individual handloading practices we assume no liability (either expressed or implied) for the use of this load data information.

NUMEROUS BULLETS ARE SUITABLE FOR THE 300 HAM’R AND COVER A WIDE VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS

Bullet Choices Suitable for the 300 HAM’R

110gr Sierra HP Varminter #2110 (extremely accurate)
110gr Hornady V-MAX #23010
110gr Barnes TSX #30835
110gr Lehigh CC #05-308-110-CUSP (our partners at Lehigh Defense designed this bullet specifically for the 300 HAM’R to provide extreme accuracy and deadly terminal performance)
125gr Sierra SBT PH #2120 (the all around choice, achieves maximum velocity, accurate and deadly)
125gr Sierra FNHP #2020
125gr Speer TNT #1986
130gr Speer FNHC #2007 (OPTIMUM hunting bullet for terminal performance)
130gr Speer HP #2005 (inexpensive and super accurate)
135gr Sierra HP Varminter #2124 (extremely accurate, great choice for predator hunting)
135gr Sierra HPBT MK #2123
150gr Hornady SST #30303 (for the largest game the cartridge is suitable for)
150gr Hornady RN IL #3035
150gr Sierra FN PH #2000 (for the largest game the cartridge is suitable for)
150gr Sierra RN PH #2135
150gr Speer FNHC #2011 (for the largest game the cartridge is suitable for)
160gr Hornady FTX #30395

WILSON COMBAT SUPPORTS THE HANDLOADER

The following are available from shopwilsoncombat.com

Lee Reloading Dies
RCBS Reloading Dies
Wilson Combat headspace/bullet seating gage
WC 300 HAM’R Headstamped Cases
Bullets

Accurate/Western Powder Load Data for A1680

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