Hornady® Custom Centerfire Rifle Ammo
Poor Bullet Performance
I purchased two boxes of the SST 150 gr for my 30-06 at the beginning of this season. I zeroed my gun in at two hundred yards with them. These bullets are extremely accurate and were very impressive while at the range. My problem with this round is its separation once it hit its target. Yesterday I shot a buck at 282 yards with this round to end up being disgusted. There was no blood trail to follow with the exception of one little spot I found about 40 yards into tracking. I looked for quite a bit of time and could not find the deer or any other blood. Apparently the bullet did not make an exit hole which I find very important for having a good blood trail when tracking wounded game. I will be going back the Nosler Partitions without a doubt.
December 6, 2009
Not up to par!
Purchased two boxes of Hornady Interlock .270 Win.(130 grain SST) for a Canadian Whitetail hunt. Lucky to bag 168 Boone & Crockett deer, had to shoot three times---due to jacket/bullet seperation! I will go back to Nosler or Winchester "premium" ammo before I try an take another animal of this caliber!
Good huntin' - Mike from SC
July 26, 2007
I have both a 30-06 bolt action and a 30-06 semi automatic and I have not been able to pattern my shots to less than a 5" circle at 200 yards with either gun. I sighted in my bolt action with this new product and 2 shots were within 1/8" of each other and the third shot within an inch, all three patterned with a quarter $.25. I was afraid that these bullets may not have the knock down power I was used too, but, these proved to be just as good, with 100% more accuracy. I am 100% satisfied with this product so far.
October 8, 2012
I've never been dissatisfied with any Hornady product including this one. Each individual gun shoots some name brand ammo in same bullet weight better than other name brands. Try several name brands in same weight bullet in your gun to see which one it shoots best. Won't make much difference at 50 yards or less but for longer shots it can mean the difference between a dead or wounded animal.
October 24, 2010