In addition to being an incredible gunsmith with a shop that turns out functional works of art, Bill Wilson is a man that loves bacon. So much so that he shoots hundreds of wild pigs a year off of his Texas ranch. One of the pioneers of AR hunting, Bill is always tweaking rounds for better performance on game.
His love for hog hunting is on display right in the name of the round he specifically developed for the task: the HAM’R. Built off a 5.56 case, the 300 HAM’R provides near .308 Winchester effectiveness, amazing accuracy and low recoil in the AR-platform.
Testing on over 200 Texas feral hogs has shown impressive terminal ballistics, killing more effectively than the 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, 7.62×39 or 300 Blackout. Taking bullet weight and barrel in twist into account, Bill Wilson developed a round that delivers sub one-inch groups with almost any bullet.
Though there are obvious comparisons that can be drawn to 300 BLACKOUT or 7.62×39, ballistics of the 300 HAM’R far exceeds the 300 BLACKOUT and 7.62×39 in both velocity and energy when utilizing 110-150-grain bullets.
Wilson Combat is adding to the variety of 300 HAM’R rounds available for varying applications such as hunting, target shooting and tactical use with the introduction of a new offering loaded with a Hornady 150-grain SST bullet.
The new load delivers 2,260 feet per second and 1,701 foot-pounds of energy, making it ideal for hunting or defensive shooting. The SST bullet’s polymer tip gives enhanced expansion and shocking ballistic terminal performance while the interlock design provides deep penetration.
Priced at $22.95 per 20, the new 300 HAM’R round is available exclusively at Wilson Combat.