Hornady75gr HPBT


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MtnCreek
June 21, 2012, 05:36 PM
Anyone have any comments on the .223 Hornady 75gr HPBT? I was going to place an order for some bullets (77gr smk) and noticed the Hornady was a good bit cheaper and they claim a slightly better BC. These will be used in AR's loaded to mag length. Anyone have anything good or bad to say about them before I order some?

Thanks!

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Schwabee1
June 21, 2012, 06:53 PM
Awesome. 24.0 RL15 or same with Varget.

SlamFire1
June 21, 2012, 10:23 PM
The Hornady 75 grain bullet is an outstandingly accurate bullet out to 600 yards.

I have a preference for the 68 Hornady or 69 Sierra's out to 300 yards, just might be due to the HM scores I have shot with them and the Camp Perry medals I earned at those distances.

I do know the Army Reserve Team is using the 77's all the way out to 600 yards, so they are a good bullet.

My opinion, buy by cost and shoot more. The day you can tell the difference between a 75 H and a 77 SMK, you will up to your neck in fired brass.

kelbro
June 21, 2012, 11:44 PM
They shoot great and make quick work of coyotes. Wouldn't hesitate to drop a whitetail with one either.

ole farmerbuck
June 22, 2012, 12:06 AM
I loaded up 5 tonight and tried in my Rem vtr with RL15. I'd show you the group but you'd laugh at me! My 1-9 twist doesnt like em. Actually photo bucket is down for a while. (good thing for me)

MtnCreek
June 22, 2012, 09:46 AM
Thanks for the info!

Tex4426
June 22, 2012, 10:15 AM
I have the ballistic tip version 75 hornads and u have to single load for it...weve tried setting the bullet back as far as specs would allow...idk if thats the same bullet ur talking about though

MtnCreek
June 22, 2012, 11:16 AM
These are HPBT's, not the a-max. I hope they'll load to mag length cause uncle Larry has them headed my way. :)

Tex4426
June 22, 2012, 12:52 PM
Yea those should work fine..it was just the AMax that wouldnt

SlamFire1
June 22, 2012, 02:48 PM
I loaded up 5 tonight and tried in my Rem vtr with RL15. I'd show you the group but you'd laugh at me! My 1-9 twist doesnt like em

Yes, a 69 SMK is about the heaviest a 1:9 twist can handle, though a friend of mine was having excellent results with a A Max bullet that weighed 70ish grains.

To shoot a 75 H you will need a twist around 1:8 or slower.

j. rap.
June 22, 2012, 08:36 PM
i have them but need to get a 1in7 twist barrel in 223. This is why i love my tc encore!

chrome_austex
June 23, 2012, 12:12 AM
My opinion, buy by cost and shoot more. The day you can tell the difference between a 75 H and a 77 SMK, you will up to your neck in fired brass.

So true....

Both of my 1-8 twist barrels have done very well with them.

119er
June 23, 2012, 10:47 PM
I've had good luck with these 75gr. HPBT/ 22.5gr. H4895/WSR. This is out of a Rem. 700 Tactical with 1:9 twist and it stabilizes them fine. This is potentially on the ragged edge of stability though. My .02

ole farmerbuck
June 23, 2012, 11:09 PM
I've had good luck with these 75gr. HPBT/ 22.5gr. H4895/WSR. This is out of a Rem. 700 Tactical with 1:9 twist and it stabilizes them fine. This is potentially on the ragged edge of stability though. My .02
I was wrong. The bullets I tried were A-Max, not HP's. Maybe I can borrow a few HP's so I dont have to buy a box and then find out I dont.....my gun doesnt like them.

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