Your experience with Hornady Black HPBT 6.5 Creedmoor

Jon Bischof

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Got some decent groups with Black, but I would love to hear from some of you experts on your experience with Hornady Black, specifically the BTHP bullet.
Any of you used it on any game animal or larger varmint or hog? If so, did it blow up into fragments? Or zip through like fmj?
 

Hondo64d

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My son killed a Caribou with American Gunner from his 6.5 Creedmoor. Supposedly the same stuff as Black. Didn’t cause as much internal damage as the 140gr Elite Hunter did on mine, but did not appear to just pencil through though.

John
 

Jon Bischof

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Thanks for the replies, I wish I could see a recovered expanded Hornady Black bullet...but at the same time I always want an exit hole on any animal I shoot. Gee, I am a hard man to please.

So, out of frustration today I ordered some other ammos with hunting bullets to try in my new Creedmoor. 140 Accubond and 156 Berger.
 

Rob01

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Black and American Gunner both use the Hornady 140 BTHP bullet. It's not meant as a hunting bullet and will react like other BTHP bullets but some use it and it can work.
 

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