Anyone used Hornady BTSP for long range hunting??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Elkslayer1, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Elkslayer1

    Elkslayer1 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone used Hornady BTSP bullets for long range hunting? I am using 162 grain BTSP's in my 7MM Rem Mag and they shoot great out to 800 yards. I want to use them on mule deer and elk out to 700 yards. How will they perform at long range???
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be concerned at those distances with a soft point. Should be like an inter lock bullet or accu-bond. That soft tip will smash pretty good at the speeds we can assume you are running them. I would be more concerned with an SMK not opening than a soft point.

    I just read your other post about animal to be hunted. You will definitely get penetration and expansion in both. They are considerably heavier than whitetail and I know for a fact that soft points work wonders on them here in PA.

    Tank
     
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  3. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    I dont know how helpful this is but the other day on the christensen arms show they were killing elk at over 800 yards with a 300 rum using hornady's interbond bullet. They were dropping in their tracks so I imagine the performance would be great with them.
     
  4. Jinx-)

    Jinx-) Well-Known Member

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    For the long range, A-Max is the perfect solution, but don't use it on close or intermediate ranges...
     
  5. 338 bruce

    338 bruce Well-Known Member

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    I used them in my 338 rum and they worked best after slowing down out past 600 yds. Closer in they had a bit too much meat damage, but very accurate and the bc seemed higher than advertised.
     
  6. royinidaho

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    We shoot the 140 out of a 270 Win and wouldn't hesitate on a 700 yard shot. (3200 MV) WE feel that is about the limit though!