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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
accurate and deadly
I've used the Hornady in 30-06 for a couple of years now and they shoot great and they take deer down quickly if you are under 300yds.
June 21, 2012
This ammo shot a 1.2 inch group at 200 through my Browning X-Bolt chambered in 270 Win.
Shot a nice buck opening evening at 228 yards and stopped him in his tracks! Awesome ammo at an awesome price! Order this ammo and go put the smack down on a beast!
November 17, 2011
This ammo is very consistent. I hold 5 inch groups at 450 yds using 139 btsp in my 7 mag. That's awesome for a factory load!!!
August 29, 2011
I shoot 165 BTNP balistic tip in 300-Weatherby. Very good round out to 400 yds easy.The 300 Win.Mag has been around for years and has a past reputation to uphold. Their are so many new guns and cartridges on the market today it is hard to keep up. With that said, it only makes sense to shoot a 180 gr. projectile to match energy to other calibers on the market. That's why you can't find your 165 BTSP's. Sales were low.I would suggest Hornady's Heavy Mag SST-Interlok or Interbond in the180gr. Or Rem. Premier Accutip in 180 gr. also. Both are available and produce some impressive ballistics.
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