Speer 165gr spitzer boat tail????

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by J3RICHO941, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. J3RICHO941

    J3RICHO941 Member

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    Has anyone used these bullets? Are they accurate? What are your thoughts????
     
  2. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    I used them in an '06 several years ago and they shot just fine. They are a little thin skinned for elk sized animals but work great for deer, antelope etc.......Rich
     

  3. jlamb

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    I've used them on both a Remington 700 in 30-06 and DPMS AR-10 in .308. They're perfect deer bullets and accurate. I favor the Hornady 165BTSP because they shoot a little more accurate in my rifles.
     
  4. CapDog

    CapDog Well-Known Member

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    They shoot very well out of my LTR in .308 and have performed extremely well on deer.
     
  5. Good

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    Did any of you guys do any BC testing on these? If in fact these 165s have a .52 as they claim, they should perform admirably for those of us hunters with magazine COAL limitations. If this BC is true these are head and shoulders above everything else around this weight class.

    If anyone knows the true BC of these bullets, please inform.

    Thanks,
    Tim.
     
  6. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    It was YEARS ago when I shot them and I wasn't as concerned about b.c. as I am now but I would be REALLY surprised if it is that high! I'm thinking more in the .450 range?
     
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    See, that's why I'm asking. I would not think the bc is any better than the same weight Hornadys or other manufacturers. But if it is better, that would be nice.
     
  8. cornstalker

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    I too had better accuracy with Hornady 165's. That was in my .308.
     
  9. RetiredSniper

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    I have been using the Speer #2034 165gr. BTSP for many years in a heavy barreled Howa 1500 rifle and many other rifles and all shot great with my load of 42gr. IMR 4064. It gives me 2500 FPS which isn't the fastest but it is the most accurate load of all I worked up. The Hornady 168gr. BTHP match with the same loading shoots to same point of aim.