338 pills?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by goodgrouper, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Anyone shot any 225 grain Hornady Interbonds? If so, what did you find for b.c.? They are listed at .433 but in comparing them to Nosler's 225 grain Accubond, they are just as long, have longer boattails than the AB's, less bearing surface, and a secant ogive shape. In other words, they look like they would be higher bc than the Nosler but the AB's are rated at .550.

    Also, anyone heard the scoop on Hornady's match 250 grainer? It was supposed to be out yet I haven't talked to anyone who's seen them yet. They are listed on their website as being available?
     
  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    I have not used those specifecly, but in every other hornaday bullet I have used I have found their published BC's to be much lower than in the real world.
     

  3. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Michael. Very good to hear.
    I just found a load for a 338 ultra mag with the 225 interbond that "drills 'em" with amazing consistency and the same gun absolutely laughed at the Accubonds with 8 (yes I said 8!) different powders! So this gun is getting an Interbond diet but I was nervous about such a low published BC. I'm going to go test this bullet and load at 1k soon and will report my findings.
     
  4. jwp475

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    I can't wait for the results.. Are the AcuBonds loseing consistence from lot to lot or is it just this one rifle?
     
  5. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    It's just this one rifle. It loves 250 SMK's and Interbonds but hates Accubonds.
     
  6. 338 bruce

    338 bruce Well-Known Member

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    in my 338 rum I have tested the 250 hornady soft point and the 250 accubond with the same load of 98 gns rl25 out to 800 yds. i found that the point of impact to be no more than 4" differance.
     
  7. Topshot

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    I have found the 225 Hornady sst to be a bit soft up close. Not tried them on game past 250 yards yet. They do shoot good groups at 100 yards.

    The old lead tip 225 grain Hornady is my standard load for Sambar deer out of my .338WM and has worked well for me for a long time.

    I have a bunch of 250 grain Hornady HPBT match bullets and they group well at 100 yards. I have not shot them on game yet but have a few loaded up and they will be used the next time I take a shot at game. I did shoot a Sheep with one just the other day. We decided to kill one of our sheep for the freezer so I thought I would try out one of my 250 Grain match pills.

    I will not be doing that again!!! I wanted the sheep for the dinner table but after the big 250 grainer blew it the the shizen house at a range of twenty feet, all we had left was the rear leggs.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    ggodgrouper,
    Have you used the 250 SMK's on game any?
    If so, what were your results?
    Thanks!
    Ernie
     
  9. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    Gees at 20 yards i thought you should be able to head shoot it and if you did they realy impart some energy. But seriously what were you thinking splat.

    Cheers Bill
     
  10. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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  11. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    No, I have not. I did some media test with them though and they had inconsistent results. Sometimes they penciled through wet phonebooks at 650 yards and sometimes they caused damage similar to the 300 grain SMK. The 300 grain SMK had consistent, big wound channels.

    I tried the 250 SMK's in this rifle just to see if perhaps the gun wanted a heavier bullet than the 225 class and I didn't want to burn any of my 300's up.
     
  12. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    The 300s produce awesome terminal results...
     
  13. Ernie

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    Thanks, that is the kind of info I am looking for.
    Ernie
     
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