I changed to Horandy SST 180 gr bullets last year for my 300 win mag, the first shot is perfect, the problem is the remaining loaded cartridges in the magazine, they start to flatten out on the nose and become progressively worse, by the last one, (#3 in magazine) it is very deformed.
Has any one had a similar experience? I am currently working with Hornady, but they seem reluctant to help solve the problem.
Well, if you were shooting regular soft points, they would be a lot worse. Theres really no way around battered points in a magnum kicking rifle. Its just the way it is. Plastic tips help this a little, but still not foolproof. The best recomendation I can give you is to seat the bullet farther in the case. That would help a little, but then your OAL would change.
After I posted, I thought about that to Jerry. The smashed sierras, or even btips for that matter seem to have no difference in impact for me out to 800 yards. Really no need to worry about it. I was concerned about it at first, but confirmed my suspicions by busting milk jugs at 525 yards even with the badly smashed tips.