Originally Posted by ta406
I tried their 168 grain in 300 win mag. They were loaded so hot that I could barely lift the bolt after firing the first round. After finally being able to extract the case, it was split. That was the first and last time I tried HSM. This was in a rifle that normally shoots 77g H100 behind a 210 grain VLD, not exactly a mild load. I took them back to the Cabelas where I purchaced them to give them a heads up. They said they would contact HSM. Not sure what ever became of it.
That must have been a while ago. Cabelas has a very strict policy about returning any ammo to the store as in not. Went through the same thing myself with another brand and caliber and wound up keeping the ammo but rhe manufacturer gave me a refund, ar Cabelas corporate insistence. I still have the stuff, 100 rounds in the boxes.
Cabelas comment was to give it to the local LEO's. I won't give the stuff to my worst enemy. I will, however, pull the bullets, dump the powder, pop the primers, resize and reuse the brass at some point.