Re: Anybody used the Hornady 338 cal 250 gr BTHP match on deer/elk?
I've been very impressed with the Hornady 250 BTHP (latest verision) in terms of accuracy. Currently shooting a hotter load with this bullet with sub 1/2 moa accuracy out of my 338 win mag. Definately the most accurate 250 grain bullet shot out of my 338 so far. I have tried accubonds (225 and 250's), matchkings, cutting edge solids, barnes ttsx, ect.....
Unfortunately, I have not had an opprtunity to use this bullet on game and cannot comment on actual big game performance. IMO, on thin skinned game like deer and antelope the 250 bthp is easily capable of humanely taking deer sized game. I plan on using this bullet on an antelope and deer hunt this fall. However, I do not feel comfortable testing this bullet on elk until more data is available.
I believe Berger is releasing a 250 grain hybrid bullet for the 338. Is the hybrid advertised as a hunting bullet or target bullet ? Forgive my ignorance, I was under the impression the vld was the only hunting type bullet. I'm sure it would perform well on deer sized game, but what about the big stuff ?