Who The Heck Is HSM Ammunition?

A long time major player in ultra-quality and specialized American made ammunition may be a company you have never heard of? So who are these guys anyway?

Hunting Shack Munitions
Hunting Shack Munitions

Stevensville, MT –-(Ammoland.com)-  Hunting Shack Munitions, Inc. (HSM) is not a little outfit with a batch of hand operated presses.

HSM Ammunition is a major player with 45 highly-experienced employees turning out 500,000+ rounds of high-power rifle and pistol ammunition a day!

In business since 1968 HSM started primarily by supporting law enforcement with range and duty ammunition. The company then quickly moved into the manufacture of restricted special purpose ammunition for certain law enforcement and federal organizations.

Over the last 20-years while continuing to service special units with unique ammunition HSM has moved more into the commercial market with a truly huge variety of ammunition; would you believe some 950 loads over 120 calibers?

HSM markets exclusively through 2,100 retailers which include Cabelas, Sportsman's Warehouse and major catalog outlets as Midway USA and Sportsman's Guide.

One unique commercial line of hunting ammunition HSM produces is their Trophy Gold brand.Trophy Gold is exclusively loaded with famed Berger Bullets. For many years Berger Bullets has been producing incredibly accurate bullets primarily used by high-level competitors.

HSM in collaboration with Berger Bullets developed their Trophy Gold line of ballistic efficient very low drag (VLD) match grade accurate ammunition for extended range hunting. The Trophy Gold VLD rounds are specifically designed to deliver 100 percent of their energy inside the animal for quick kills at long range reduced velocities and yet to do so without destroying meat at closer ranges either; a neat trick!

HSM Ammunition, a company you will hear much more of in the future.

HSM Ammunition
Stevensville, MT 59870
www.TheHuntingShack.com

HSM Ammunition is veteran owned company and is actively involved in veteran employment and support.

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Zach

Junk rounds. Multiple malfunctions, none as bad as the last round blowing up my new AR 15. Was shooting 223, 55 grain.

Thomaa
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Thomaa

To me this company is hit and miss I purchased 300 rum in 168 grain vld and half the Box the bullets weren’t seated powder everywhere the bullet shot all over the place so I tried the 185 grains and they were just as bad so I don’t know Quality Control sucks I think. I went with Barnes 168 TSX from hendershots. Awesome awesome awesome that’s all I can say about them

Jim
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Jim

My 10 yr old daughter took her 1st and 2nd deer this year with the HSM 7mm08…. it performed flawlessly and was very impressive

John Wormell
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John Wormell

I recently bought a box of HSM 454 Casull Bear loads. #HSM-454C-4N. I took them to the range to try them out. Lots of blast and recoil, as expected, but at 20 yards they KEYHOLED and were all over a 2 foot square box.
I’m shooting a Ruger Alaskan super Redhawk with a 3 inch barrel. I expected big groups but not keyholing.
Winchester and Remington ammo work just fine. No keyhole at 50 yards !!
What’s up ?? And more important, what am I supposed to do with the 39 shells I have left of that expensive box of 50 ?

Brian VanPelt
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Brian VanPelt

I had all 50 keyhole at 7 yards with a snub nose Taurus. Neither Federal Fusion 260 gr, nor Buffalo Bore 45 LC +P 260 gr keyholed at that distance. I’m going to clean the gun well and try again tomorrow.

JOHN W LEEDER
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JOHN W LEEDER

TOOK MY DAUGHTER TO SOUTH AFRICA IN APRIL 2017. SHE HAD BEEN A .22 RIFLE SHOOTER UNTIL THEN.I TOOK TWO BOXES OF “HSM” ALONG IN 243 cal. THE OUTFITTER HAD HER TARGET IN, ALL SHOOTS IN ONE inch CIRCLE WITH THEIR RIFLE. TO MAKE A FATHER PROUD, SHE TOOK 4 DIFFERENT ANTELOPE IN TWO DAYS, ALL 1 SHOTS KILLS WITH THOSE BERGER 95 g BULLETS LOADED BY HSM. ALL SHOTS 225-300 YARDS. ON THE LAST ANTELOPE SHE PRAYED, LORD LET ME MAKE THIS A ONE SHOT KILL, BECAUSE I THINK I’LL DIE IF I HAVE TO WALK AND CLINB ANYMORE… Read more »

Jeff Donnell
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Jeff Donnell

I recently purchased some of the HSM .300 Rem Ultra Mag.
in 168gr. VLD.The ammo shoots better than I can.
I had 5 rnds inside each other or touching the 1st [email protected] 100yds.
I will only purchase HSM hunting ammunition in the future if I find myself with not enough time to reload my own.

D jones
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D jones

I tried their ammo, 45/70, 350gn copper metal jacket, shot 2 boxes, worst groups I’ve ever had. Emailed the company about this, never heard back from them. Good brass though, made for good reloads.

Dewey Young
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Dewey Young

I have 7MM Rem Mag and have HSM berger 168 ‘VLD. I am reseating these out to touch the lands. I measured the powder charge at 66 Gr. What brand is the powder?

James aikens
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James aikens

Do you sell direct or where can I buy 168 free. Burger for 308 cal.

James aikens
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James aikens

Do you sell direct to customers

Alton Parker
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Alton Parker

Are you going to manufacture 270 WSM with the 150 gr berger bullet any more? Every supplier is out !!

Jeff Donnell
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Jeff Donnell

I wanted to try another brand of factory .243win.ammo because it was too late into deer season for me to load some of my own and range test them here in central Tx. Needless I was happily surprised that the 95gr VLD put my first 5 rounds in pretty much the same hole. I talked with some of my “serious” hunting friends and shared the results. They have all switched to the HSM Trophy Gold ammunition with absolutely no regrets. They,as well as myself are anchoring deer-sized game efficiently out to 300yds. I’m ordering some 308 168 TROPHY GOLD ammo… Read more »

garyw
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garyw

what is the fps on 7mm rem mag 168gr berger vld ?

John nollenberg
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John nollenberg

Looking for the 204 ruger HSM 35grain H.P. Cannot find anywhere need help THX. John

Joe
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Joe

I’m going to Africa to hunt Kudu, Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest and Zebra. I will take a Savage 110 in 30.06. At this time I’m leaning towards the HMS brand in either 185 grain or the 210 grain.
Any comments and or recommendations are welcome.
This is a one time hunt and due to age and health, I’m not interested in buying a larger gun.

earn nest
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earn nest

210. This cartridge can destroy meat but it is a better killer than the 220 loads.

daryll
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daryll

Bought me a new remington 700 Long Range, its in 25-06. was going to compare HSM 115 Berger to Hornady SST 117 (all factory ammo). come find out, i had to seat the hornady deeper than what factory had. it wouldnt let my bolt close. after getting them seated, berger 3 shot group at 100 yards were well within a dime, the hornady opened to a 50cent piece.

RICHARD. R
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RICHARD. R

I USE THEIR 44 MAG CUSTOM PLUS AMMO IN A 240 GRAIN HOLLOW POINT. IN BOTH MY BRUSH GUNS, A RUGER REDHAWK WITH A 5 AN 1/5 BARREL,, AND MY MARLIN 1894 LEVER ACTION WITH 20 INCH BARREL, MY REDHAWK IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST MADE REVOLVERS MADE. BUT JUST SHOOT IT FOR PRACTICE YOU WILL AWAKE THE NEXT DAY WITH A SORE HAND. IN MY LEVER ACTION YOU DONT REALLY HAVE WITH SORENESS. I ONCE MADE A SHOT THRU VERY VERY THICK BRUSH AROUND 50 FOOT OF BRUSH IT WAS SO THICK YOU COULD ONY SEE THE DEER WHEN… Read more »

Robert
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Robert

Bought HSM’s 45 Colt bear load after learning the ballistics on another website. For some reason, HSM does not put any ballistic info on their boxes (only the slug weight). Wanted a defense round between 850 fps of cowboy ammo and the 1150 fps of the bear load, but chose another brand from the store shelf, which had the info on the box.

Jason
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Jason

I had a customer service problem with HSM and they never followed up.

I bought a box 250ct of 125 lead TC bullets from them that were listed as .358″ dia on the box. Turns out they were all .355-.356″. The company never replied to my requests for service. I will not be purchasing any more of their products.

roger
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roger

BOB what is the brand of the gun you are trying to use this 38Special +p ammunition in.

roger
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roger

I have never used this ammo, but if you haft to order it from some company it is just a little pricey, I can buy Winchester for 21 dollars a box 50 in the box and it works good for me in my 45 long colt.

bob Engvaldsen
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bob Engvaldsen

I have a box of HSM custom plus ammunition ,38special,147 Grain,JHP. Can you tell me what the muzzle velocity and muzzle energy is? Is this 38Special +p ammunition. I do not want to use it in my gun if it will ruin it.
Thank you
Bob

Neil
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Neil

What brand of brass do you use? I shoot 7mm STW. Thanks

randy
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randy

Do you have a phone # for HSM. I have questions about there 250 gr lead bullet. Thanks Randy

Billy Jack
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Billy Jack

I have a 329pd i just picked up and picked up HSM-44m-15n 305 grain rounds i know it will kick like a sob wondering if gun will handle it

Gordon
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Gordon

I just called Smith & Wesson to see if hey recommend the HSM 305g bear loads for the 329pd S&W revolver. They said to call HSM and ask them if this ammo falls within the SAMMI guidelines. I called HSM and they told me they are within SAMMI guidelines, HOWEVER, they do NOT recommend shooting them out of any S&W revolvers. They told me for .44 magnum revolvers one should only use a max of 240 gr. Any higher is much too much wear and tear on the gun. There are larger caliber revolvers that are made for larger cartridges.… Read more »

Steve Roemer
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Steve Roemer

Who makes HSM brass….223….??

Luke
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Luke

HSM (Hunting Shack Munitions) and BVAC (Bitterroot Valley Ammunition Company) are separate companies both located in the Bitterroot Valley south of Missoula MT. Between some co-workers and I, we have shot 1000’s of rds of HSM ammo with no issues at all, and when buying bulk they have been great to deal with. Plus for target shooting it’s a lot more affordable than new ammo.

Colleen
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Colleen

HSM, Inc. and BVAC are two seperate companies not to be confused with each other. They are however in the same town.

Maluka
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Maluka

INFO ONLY. HSM also sells by the name BVAC which stands for Bitterroot Valley Ammunition Co. They sell new ammo and reloads and both boxes are clearly marked. Been using it for years and no complaints.

Michael
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Michael

HSM and BVAC are different companies

Jim Bryant
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Jim Bryant

Wish I’d seen this yesterday. I just got back from taking 2 of my Grandchildren back to DFW and met my Daughter and Son-in-Law at Cabelas. Saw the HSM ammo (.223/5.56mm) on the shelf, opened the box and saw WCC headstamps, and put it back. These boxes DID NOT HAVE RE-MANUFACTURED on them. Different loads from HSM were marked RE-MANUFACTURED. BTW, I liked the price on the RE-MAN, but I do not buy ammo I have a question about, and Cabelas was packed at that time. I did buy some different 5.56 at a reasonable price. About the only ammo… Read more »

Mark
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I used to buy HSM reloaded ammunition at Turner’s Outdoorsman in Pasadena about 15 years ago, haven’t seen that brand around in years.