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Hornady Interbond

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Unread 05-20-2005, 01:10 AM
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Re: Hornady Interbond

I tried the 165 Interbond in an accurate 300 SAUM. I never could get it below an inch. Tried them in a few other 30 cals and only found that my old 30-06 would get them down to .8 with some work. I loaded them all up for the '06 and use it as a loaner rifle. I found the Barnes work great in the SAUM.
I guess they can be accurate, but it sure seemed to take a lot of work.
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Unread 05-20-2005, 06:17 AM
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Re: Hornady Interbond

I tried the 180's in my .300 Win Mag and could not get them to group well. Nosler Accubonds shot much better with similar charges. I used some of the leftovers for short-range hog rounds in a .30-06.
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Unread 05-20-2005, 01:52 PM
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Re: Hornady Interbond

I shoot them in my 338 RUM the 250gr round nose bullets and they all want to use the same hole and my 300 Win Mag I put three inside 3/4" at 200 yds. Can't ask for anything better than that from those bullets. I shot a deer at 180 yds and that deer went down with those bullets. 180LB.
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Unread 05-21-2005, 11:29 AM
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Re: Hornady Interbond

I went out dogging this morning and got to help out a sheep herder with a little yote problem.

I was just riding around looking for a place to shoot because my usual spot was overrun with cattle that were just released on BLM land. I had heard of others seeing an occaisonal coyote out here and it was a beautiful morning, so I was going to see what I could see. I went off on a road that I hadn't been on yet and ended up running into a herd of sheep and a hereders camp in the middle of the two track. When I went to go around the camp, the herder came running out yelling, "You have gun! You have gun!" I thought to myself, "DUH, it's in the rack in the window" and stopped to see why he was so excited that I had my rifle with me. As soon as I stopped he pointed to the other side of the Ridge and said "Coyote" I asked him to show me where it was and we took off for the ridge line. When we go to the top, the coyote was lurking towards a ewe and her lamb. I couldn't get the range finder to read off the fur so I had to just estimate. I guessed it at 325-350, so held the first mil down on the dogs back as it trotted away from me. Fired one shot and watched fur fly. All the herder would say is "GOOD, GOOD"

The interbond promply put a stop to wilee's chace at 350. The bullet entered the left hip and exited with the right shoulder. Wish I would have had a camera!! There was no yelp out of this yote, just a big bloody skid mark.

By the way things looked when I went to inspect, the bullet hit the hip bone on the way in causing very dramatic expansion and then traveled on to make contact with the shoulder joint, shoving it through the hide on exit. It ruined the hide, but was well worth it to me. I gave the man a flask full of CLC out of my tool box reserves for such times and told him thanks.

I have run into this man before and have always asked him about coyotes, and then given him something fresh to eat or whiskey or beer if I have it with me. I was taught to do this by the guy we get our horses from for hunting elk. His herders don't speak much english, but can tell you what you need to know if you have something they would be willing to trade for.

Most of the time you won't get to the animal you ask about, but sometimes it works out great.
"I am a stone. I do not move. Very slowly, I put snow in my mouth and he won't see my breath. I take my time. . . I have only one bullet. I aim at his eye. Very gently, my finger presses on the trigger. I do not tremble. I have no fear"
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Unread 05-23-2005, 08:18 AM
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Re: Hornady Interbond

Thanks for all the info!!! I guess I will just have to buy a box and see how they shoot.
Fast, Flat, and Accurate
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Unread 05-24-2005, 10:16 AM
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Re: Hornady Interbond

I can only attest to the Interbond's accuracy in one rifle that I have, and that is a 7 Mag shooting 63.0g of IMR 4350, Rem brass, 9 1/2 primer, and the 154g Interbond. The rifle shoots with the bullets touching at 100 yards.

I my nephew killed three bucks with the same rifle two years ago using the 154g SST that shot .400 groups, I just substituted the same load with the 154g Interbond and the rifle shoots fantastic.

Also may mention that the same rifle shoots the 162g SST into a single hole at 100 yards using 61.0g of IMR 4350...never killed a thing with it.

In many 700 remm 7 mags over the years, I have had exceptional accuracy with the Hornady 154g std lead tip spitzer using 63.0g of IMR 4350. Terminal performance with this bullet is outstanding on deer and hogs.

Last year, a friend shot a large hog in Texas with a 30/06 using a factory load of 180g Hornady BT, that made a HUGE hole all the way through a 250 lb hog.

I must admit that I hated Hornady bullet for a while in my hunting career, but in the last 6 years, I have learned to appreciate the terminal ballistics on this company's bullets. I have recovered several 7mm 154g Interlock bullets from does that I shot at quartering angles shot at distances, and I can in fact report that the bullet's Interlock ring at the base of the bullet does indeed work.

Good luck!
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Unread 11-20-2011, 10:52 PM
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Re: Hornady Interbond

I shoot 150 grain Interbonds out of my '06 and I've had cloverleaf patters at 100 so I'd say they shoot well out of my gun. I've shot three big Saskatchewan deer with them and the Interbonds performed very well. It's my bullet of choice.
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