Hornaday HPBT opinions.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ShootnMathews, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. ShootnMathews

    ShootnMathews Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone here shot the Hornaday HPBT at long range?? I bought some to try since the are $12 cheaper per 100 than the SMKs I have been shooting. I might have time to shoot some this weekend but just because the are the same type, size, and weight doesn't mean it will shoot well at the same load as the SMK. Ill most likely have to work up a new load for it.

    Just hoping someone here has tried them and can give me some success or failure reports on them.

    Thanks
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i won the first 1000 yard match i shot in. 87 grain .243 cal. bthp horn. out of a very good barrel .
     

  3. ShootnMathews

    ShootnMathews Well-Known Member

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    I'd say that's definitely a positive result. Good shooting BTW. Thanks.


    Anyone else shot them??
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I've been working with the 225 hpbt in my 300 rum with rl33 and rl50 but I haven't really gotten to long range yet with it. Both powders yield very stable accuracy at <3/4 moa at 100 yards. They fall into normal accuracy range for the rifle, but I only shoot hornady in this rifle lately and she's a 9# kickin' mule without a brake, so I don't know if I'm the perfect one to answer your question.
     
  5. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i have shot the 168 horn out of my 30-06 they shoot as good as the 168 smk. however the 168 berger and 175 smk do ever so slightly better.
     
  6. ShootnMathews

    ShootnMathews Well-Known Member

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    Both good experiences it seems. Thanks. Gives me hope for the ones I bought
     
  7. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    I just bought 700 of the Grafs 175gr HPBT. I suspect they are in fact SMK's since the BC matches and I know Hornady does not do a 175gr HPBT.

    For the price, it seems really hard to beat ($28/100) and I see they are now sold out... Figures.
     
  8. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Well, I just worked the 300 rum at 200 yards today in a flakey wind day-- about ten to twenty mph variable. She tossed a 1.15" 200 yard group with the 225 hdy hpbt's and 95.0 gr. rl33 (in rem brass with 215's). The only other rifle holding moa today was my 7 rem with the barnes 171 matchburner and retumbo. My 300 win is usually a 1/2 moa rifle with the 165 rem and she garfed a 5 shot 1.4 moa group at 200. I'll have to go back to hornady 165's only on that one.