Winchester Super-X Power Max Bonded Rifle Ammo
Absolutely no quality control. Worst box of ammo I've ever purchased. Every bullet is marred in some way. The frankenbullet has a tip from one welded onto the base of another. Others have splits down the side. Most are uneven at the tip or different lengths. I assume this will affect shooting. Its a shame I cannot legally return this box. I can't find an email to contact Winchester either to ask if this is normal. Stick with federal fusions.
November 26, 2012
As you should know, most rifles perform differently with different loads. I've found that my Tikka SS Lite .270 shoots well with 130 gr Winchester XP3, Ballistic Silver Tip and the much less expensive (~50% less) Power Max Bonded. All 3 bullets will group less than 1" @100 yds. Ballistics tables show that the Power Max loses energy faster than the other two after 300 yards due to it's hollow point design vs. plastic nose cone (more air drag). Sub 300 yard shots make up most of my deer and hog hunts. I'll splurge on the XP3 when hunting in an environment that has long shot potential. I'll become more proficient with my rifle without breaking the bank.
January 2, 2011
good on paper
shooting a custom 270 130grn 1/2in groups at 100 but first deer i shot run almost 80 yards.second deer i shot ran close to 125 yards good blood trail both shots were right behind the shoulder i dont think they open up as well as claimed
July 28, 2012
Danger to the deer!
I shoot a 30-06 semi auto and couldn't be more pleased with this ammo. Groups pretty good for no bench rest. At 150 yards I can put 3 bullets in a 3 inch circle, but remember, no bench rest. I have never used all those fancy ballistic tip bullets, and do not plan on using them. I rarely shoot over 300 yards, so why do I need to spend $50 per box. These are very accurate, and are absolutely devastating to deer. I had a deer run straight at me this year, and he ducked right when I pulled the trigger. Thank goodness it wasn't a buck of a lifetime. Fist size hole in the back of his head. I have never had a deer run when shot with these bullets.
June 29, 2011