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Anyone used Hornady BTSP for long range hunting??

 
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:20 AM
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Anyone used Hornady BTSP for long range hunting??

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???
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:27 AM
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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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Re: Anyone used Hornady BTSP for long range hunting??

I dont know how helpful this is but the other day on the christensen arms show they were killing elk at over 800 yards with a 300 rum using hornady's interbond bullet. They were dropping in their tracks so I imagine the performance would be great with them.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:46 PM
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Re: Anyone used Hornady BTSP for long range hunting??

For the long range, A-Max is the perfect solution, but don't use it on close or intermediate ranges...
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Re: Anyone used Hornady BTSP for long range hunting??

I used them in my 338 rum and they worked best after slowing down out past 600 yds. Closer in they had a bit too much meat damage, but very accurate and the bc seemed higher than advertised.
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Re: Anyone used Hornady BTSP for long range hunting??

We shoot the 140 out of a 270 Win and wouldn't hesitate on a 700 yard shot. (3200 MV) WE feel that is about the limit though!
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