Speer vs Hornady Soft Points - Differences?


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Joshua M. Smith
December 27, 2011, 03:47 AM
Hello,

I'm an Indiana boy and, as such, don't know much about rifles.

I use them to plink and knock over coyotes. Growing up we had to use slugs or handguns for deer, though we can now use handgun-round-chambered rifles for them.

Anyway, when I want to knock over coyotes, I usually just grab something soft-point. Seems to do the job just fine.

Recently I grabbed a couple partial boxes of Hornady and Speer soft points off of Gunbroker for not a lot.

They both load shoot nicely with 45 grains Varget from a 7.62x54R. COAL is about 2.90" with the bullets caliber deep.

My question is, what's the difference? The Speer says on the box "spitzer soft point" and the Hornady appear to be interlocks.

Both are 150 grains or thereabouts.

What are the differences between these two bullets? Just cosmetic?

Thanks,

Josh

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LoonWulf
December 27, 2011, 03:51 AM
pretty much cosmetic, construction is similar. Ogive shape might be different by a bit, but not enough to really mater. Ive shot them side by side, and found that they shoot pretty much the same in all the rifles ive used them in.

303tom
December 27, 2011, 08:58 AM
Can`t help you there beings I use Sierra Bullets beings I live right where they are made, Sorry !

DM~
December 27, 2011, 09:25 AM
Bullet jacket thickness, hardness and taper is probably different too... Also bullet mfgers play with the recipe of the specific metals in the jackets too.

DM

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