Experience with 208 grain Hornady HPBT on game?
Hey guys, I just finished my first full-custom long range hunting gun, and I went to the local Cabela's to pick up a box of 208 grain Hornady AMAXes for long range hunting critters from crows to whitetails and mulies. Unfortunately, I opened the box and discovered I'd gotten a mis-labeled box of of 208 grain HPBT's. After a frustrating week, I didn't even bother taking them back for exchange.
Now, Hornady lists the loading data for both the AMAX and HPBT to be exactly the same, so I just loaded up a few HPBT's to see how they'd shoot. They shoot veeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrry well.
I know lots of guys here have used the AMAX on game, and (correct me if I'm wrong) it expands fairly quickly, making it great for long distance, lower-velocity impacts.
Has anybody had experience with the HPBT?