Originally Posted by 300saum
Topshot, Do you know this for fact or are you assuming because the jacket is thicker, they won't perform on game? I'd like to try these bullets, but don't want to waste my time if they don't perform. Wish berger would get their 250vld's out.
I was using the old type with devistating results on large deer. I then ran out. So I got a box of the new type.
The next Stag I shot at, it went down but got back up and was lost. Afterwards, I did some testing on them at long range into soft medium and they were definately harder than the old type.
I found a box of the old type on the shelf of a gun shop and bought it and have been using these again with great results as can be seen from the photo above.
The Hornady web site says that they have upgraded the jacket thickness and uniformity compared to the old type.
Going from my experience on game and low velocity testing, I would be careful with using the new type on game at low velocity. They should be a OK at high velocity maybe? I hope this helps.