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Unread 11-03-2008, 03:06 PM
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Re: Hornady bullets

Are the A-Max bullets a different animal or have they inherited the same quality control that the Interbonds and SSTs have? I would like to try the 208 30 cal in a 300 Win. Any bad reports on this bullet?
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Unread 11-03-2008, 06:18 PM
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Re: Hornady bullets

The Hornady A-max is a whole different animal.

Hornady got it right with 2 groups of bullets as far as I'm concerned: The flat based spitzer interlock bullets (which are only decent as far as I'm concerned in terms of accuracy) and the A-max bullets (which tend to be exceptional).

The one exception I found, in terms of accuracy, is the 30 caliber 165 BTSP interlock bullet.

Other than this, I could not get the SSTs or Interbonds to group worth a crap in proven rifles. There are only so many load combinations I will give a particular bullet to prove itself.
Derek M.
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Unread 11-03-2008, 11:13 PM
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Re: Hornady bullets

Hi all this is the response i got

Bill, We have not seen any problems associated with the interbond
bullets. My thoughts is to have you try the 139 gr. SST or Interlock
bullets. We do from time to time run across rifles that will not shoot a
particular bullet. I assume that the in accuracy is related to barrel
harmonics. Thanks

What a oad they know about the issue and must think i am stupid i have posted them another email with a link to this thread lets see if they back up their product. hy tips are crocked and the boat tails are not square they wander around when you roll them. I wonder if they are getting over heated when they are bonded thus cousing bananas instead of top grade projectiles.

i will post their next reply.

Cheers Bill
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Unread 11-04-2008, 12:45 PM
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Re: Hornady bullets

Ok, I just got some 162 A-Max bullets and are go try them in my STW. I have been shooting some steel out to 800yds with the Rapid Z 800 Zeiss scope. The aiming lines were right on out to 500, then the shots hit lower. I was using the 160 Sierra HP Gameking. I think I ran out of ballistic coeficient. This gun will shoot a 10" group with no advanced benchrest loading technique. Just weigh the powder charge and shoot. I will let you all know how the A-Max works.
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Unread 11-05-2008, 04:01 AM
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Re: Hornady bullets

I havent loaded any of their bullets in my handloads yet. But their 180gr Heavy Mags shoot great in my Ruger MkII .300 Win Mag. Not sure if I'll ever be able to duplicate their velocities, but I have ordered some of the same 180gr Interlocks to experiment with.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 10:50 AM
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Re: Hornady bullets

Hoo boy, tried the 162 A-max in my 7stw. I must not be holding my mouth right. Bullets shot very poorly with 3 different powders. Changes in bullet seating depth did not help either. I am giving up on Hornady. I could have spent this money on some Accubonds or Bergers and been satisfied. You can save money buying a cheaper product if it does not work. By the way, groups were 4-5 inches for 3 shots
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Unread 11-10-2008, 11:09 PM
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Re: Hornady bullets

Chuck, I also own a tikka 3 in .243. I shoot .3" to .5" groups at 100 yrds with 87gr v-max, win brass, 210m primers, 41.5 grs. H4350, 2.710 coal. This is my fovorite load. I am curious to see how the 85 gr interbond will shoot with this load.
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