Re: Anyone used Hornady BTSP for long range hunting??
Originally Posted by Elkslayer1
Has anyone used Hornady BTSP bullets for long range hunting? I am using 162 grain BTSP's in my 7MM Rem Mag and they shoot great out to 800 yards. I want to use them on mule deer and elk out to 700 yards. How will they perform at long range???
I wouldn't be concerned at those distances with a soft point. Should be like an inter lock bullet or accu-bond. That soft tip will smash pretty good at the speeds we can assume you are running them. I would be more concerned with an SMK not opening than a soft point.
I just read your other post about animal to be hunted. You will definitely get penetration and expansion in both. They are considerably heavier than whitetail and I know for a fact that soft points work wonders on them here in PA.
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Last edited by liltank; 08-12-2010 at 11:32 AM.