Speer btsp too soft?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by chainsaw, Dec 7, 2012.

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  1. chainsaw

    chainsaw Active Member

    Apr 11, 2012
    Hi,have any of you used Speer btsp for hunting game?my .308w likes them but I don`t know if I do.Seems they copper foul my barrel quickly.If they were a good solid performer on big game I could probably live with the fouling problem,but if they aren`t real good for game I`d rather not spend all the time getting the copper out.
    Also how are Hornadys interbond bullets?thanks.
  2. Frank in the Laurels

    Frank in the Laurels Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2007
    They usually shoot great groups buts that's where it ends... driving them at 7mm mag velocities in my experiences causes complete failure. Maybe at slower velocities they might stay together but not at magnum velocities. Just get some nosler partitions or barnes x-bullets and end your pain, they may not be benchrest quality but we're shooting at basketball sized targets while hunting. Have no experience with the other hornady bullet.
  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic Official LRH Sponsor

    Dec 4, 2008
    I have shot quite a few deer with 100 and 120 grain speers with good results but they are pretty explosive. If you are after anything larger than deer, there are better options.......Rich
  4. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2005
    I would not use them in my 300WM for the reason as previous poster, but 308 is a different story. They are really shooting in my 308, i just found out & "rated BC" is high but I haven't verified as yet.
    I am taged out, but I want my son to take a couple of Deer with that bullet in the 308.
    Here are some reviews from Midway Speer Bullets 30 Cal (308 Diameter) 165 Grain Spitzer Boat Tail Box of

    Also, Ballistic studies folks are high on them at 308 velocities:
    .308 Winchester (7.62 NATO)

    Read the handloading section.

    Hope they do what I expect in a 308, priced cheap for volume shooting