Hornady® Custom Centerfire Rifle Ammo
Hornady Custom - 300 Win Mag - 150gr SST Interlock
I have used "Hornady Custom" ammo, components and reloading equipment for a few years and the company has become well trusted by me. It matters to me to shoot something made by an established stateside company. I buy mine from the retail store in Nashville.
I shoot Hornady Custom - 300 Win Mag - 150gr SST Interlock through a 26" Fox-Ridge-T/C Encore barrel and if my Chrony is correct the bullets average 3345 fps in the first box I shot.
The rounds and gun work well together and there are no accuracy problems at all. Thus far in the inaugural season for this rifle and Hornady Custom 300 Win Mag, 150gr SST Interlock (HPN 82014) we have taken 5 whitetail deer and 1 coyote.
Sparing graphic details, the bullets expand quickly just as they are designed to do and on 3 of the 5 deer, transferred 100% of their energy to the animal.
Do be warned they can be messy. This is not a round you want to land on shoulders/hams. Then again, this particular caliber is more suited for elk and is overkill on whitetail deer.
Still, it should be expected that in 243, 308, 270, 30-06 and other calibers your results will vary somewhat with the energy available to those calibers and the hardware it is shot from.
I use this same bullet (as a component - 7mm Interlock SST - not loaded ammo) in a handload in 7mm-08 and .280 Rem. and have seen it produce massive damage. As you would expect, the result from my short barreled 7mm-08 (22") is a little less punchy than the 26 inch .280 Rem. - but effective in both cases. The bullet expands quickly at all of my velocities. I only mention the handloads because they do use the same Hornady Interlock SST design.
I believe Interlock SST bullets to be very effective and humane regardless of the caliber. When it gets down to it, the bullet is the business end of any cartridge.
I just don't think you can go wrong with any Hornady Custom ammunition. Try a box and see for yourself.
November 23, 2006
Your money well spent.
I have a Ruger 243 and i used Remington Corelocks. I shot 3 deer with them they all ran about 100-150 yards before they died. I started shooting Hornadays in the fall of 2012, ive shot 3 deer with them also. and they never have took a step after i shot them. If your looking for some good ammo, i highly recommend Hornaday. Hornaday is the best, and will always be used in my deer rifles.
June 25, 2013
Best, most reasonably priced ammo on the market!
I'm a whitetail deer hunter and I've been using Hornady Custom 180 grain SST 30-06 ammunition for years. For factory loaded ammo, it is very accurate and has plenty of knockdown power. I will not use any other factory loaded ammunition for whitetails.
April 5, 2013
I have been shooting Hornady Custom rifle ammo for at least 6 years now. It has never let me down and everytime I take my gun to the range to check it before hunting it is always in groups of quarter size with usually two shots touching at 100 yards. I hunt deer in GA and shoot 140 BTSP and have never had one go more that 20 yards. While sighting in my daughters 243 i used some less expensive ammo to get it close and on the paper and finished it off with the Hornady and there was more than an inch difference in 50 yards by using the Hornady. I will never shoot anything else in my rifles.
November 26, 2012