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Old 08-26-2003, 10:56 PM
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Any Luck With Interbonds?

I picked up some 165 gr Hornady Interbonds for my 300 SAUM last week. I put together a few different loads using data that had produced nice results with the 178 A-Max and some other 165 offerings. My groups were the absolute worse I have ever shot from that rifle. Typically that gun has put everything I have fed it inside an inch and these were in the 3 inch range
Anyone else had this kind of experience or suggestions? Are their nuances to this bullet or did I just get a bad batch? [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
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Old 08-27-2003, 10:21 AM
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Re: Any Luck With Interbonds?

All new tech bullets are very long for their weight so need a full work up to get the right load. Chances are your are over pressure so back off a couple of grains and work up. I would expect these bullets like to be close to the lands like the rest of the Hornady family.

Will post results on my adventures with this bullet later when the fire season ends.

Jerry
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Old 08-28-2003, 06:03 PM
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Re: Any Luck With Interbonds?

I've been spending a lot of time at the range trying to get the right 165 grn Interbond load. I'm convinced my 300 RUM doesn't like the higher velocities. I've probably put 20 different powder type and weight cominations through it. I've settled on a recipe at 3505 fps and a 1 1/4" group. My hope is Hornady and Nosler force Scirroco to have to sell their bullets at a better price. If so, I'm going to a 180 grn Scrirroco if the Interbonds don't perform this hunting season. You might try some Retumbo powder if you haven't tried it. I'm able to get some fairly high velocities without having to go much past the listed max loads.
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Old 08-30-2003, 09:06 AM
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Re: Any Luck With Interbonds?

Thanks for the replies Jerry and TBB.
I will keep working on it to see if I can get some accuracy out of these bullets, but if my results are not better by the end of the box I will have to try the Sciroccos. $$$

Retumbo would be to slow to get any decent velocities out of a 300 SAUM. A compressed load of H4831 is where I start with faster powders for higher velocities.
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Old 08-30-2003, 10:09 AM
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Re: Any Luck With Interbonds?

I went through a box of 165's in my GA Precision .308 without getting a single group under 1" at 100 yds. I don't think I'll be buying anymore. One day I'll learn just to stick with Sierras.
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Old 08-30-2003, 12:24 PM
 
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My 300 RUM with a Kreiger 1 in 13" twist barrel will put 3 into 3" at 300yds at 3250fps,haven't tried to push them real fast yet.
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Old 08-30-2003, 01:05 PM
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Re: Any Luck With Interbonds?

That is exactly what I found out of a very accurate 308. It was the sorriest bullet accuracy wise I have ever shot through that rifle or maybe any rifle. Groups were in 1 3/4" to 2 1/2" range. Just sorry I put 100 rounds of throat wear on that rifle with them. And found the same thing to be true of 129 gr. SST's in my 260 I put a 100 rounds of throat wear on that super accurate Krieger barrel for nothing as well. I hope it has finally got through my thick skull that if it isn't a Sierra, Berger, or JLK it isn't going down any tube of mine.

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