Hornady .284" 154gr Interbond Experiences...


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41 Mag
December 11, 2012, 05:40 PM
I am looking for field reports on the Hornady 154gr Interbond bullets, specifically when used in the 7mm Rem Mag or the 7mm STW. That said pretty much any of the newer 7mm short mags would be fine also.

If any of you have used them on anything pretty much I am simply looking for detailed experiences as to whether they held up to the velocity they were driven to, shot accurately, and how they preformed on the intended game.

I am about to gather up my components to do a bit of development with them in my 7mm STW. I am looking to be pushing them to mid 3200fps as a muzzle velocity, but will settle on a realistic 3150, which I already know I can pretty easily get. Oh in case your wondering about my rifle, it is an early Sendero which sports a laminate stock, and 26" barrel. VERY sweet shooter and simply seems to love the 145 - 162gr bullets. So seing as how it will shoot them all into tiny clusters out further than I should be pushing it, I thought I would settle on the middle ground and go with the 154 Interbond.

Anyway post up your storied no matter if they are good, bad, or ugly. Feel free to throw in your load, and rifle data as well. I'm pretty much already set on my powder, primers, and cases, but I keep an open ear for something that looks like it might have potential. I actually don't mind what they are fired from as long as there was something to be gained by doing so. I mean anything from a 7x30 Waters up through the 7 mm RUM or Weatherby will give me info on how they hold up and what they do when they hit game.

Thanks, and let the stories begin.

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Craigman
December 12, 2012, 08:08 PM
never used em but heres a start....

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/176834/hornady-interbond-bullets-284-caliber-7mm-284-diameter-154-grain-bonded-boat-tail-box-of-100

blarby
December 12, 2012, 11:46 PM
They can be had for cheap as factory seconds.

I've used some for loading the wifes' 7mm-08.

They shot well.

eam3clm@att.net
December 13, 2012, 09:13 PM
My first question is what you plan to shoot and at what distance? You might consider the Hornady Interbond bullet if you plan to use them for hunting. They will hold together better at higher impact velocity than the interlocks.

41 Mag
December 14, 2012, 08:41 AM
My first question is what you plan to shoot and at what distance? You might consider the Hornady Interbond bullet if you plan to use them for hunting. They will hold together better at higher impact velocity than the interlocks.

Critter wise I wold be using them on deer hogs and yotes. I am mainly just looking for how they have preformed on game. I have a similar post up in a couple of places and have gotten mixed reports on their performance. I have both the SST and the Interbonds, and will be using them from my 7mm STW. Right now the load I am shooting is hittin right at 3200 depending on the temps. I am figuring mid 3100 should be easily attainable as a muzzle velocity. As far as tranges well it could be as close as 50yds or out past 500 depending on what is standing there, but for deer probably not much more than 350yds, and I would be holding tight on the shoulders with that.

I have only shot a few different Intebonds, and had totally different results from them, so I was curious as to what this one might have doen for others who might have used it.

jwrowland77
December 14, 2012, 08:53 AM
Hornady has some 154gr RN on sale right now for like $24 per 100. Bought me several boxes several weeks ago.

emb
December 14, 2012, 09:00 AM
I've used them for 300 Ultra Mag loads. This was a 180 grn at 3250. It did not hold together well, and it entirely destroyed the opposite shoulder. They did however kill the deer-dead, dead, dead. Unfortunately, they were does, and I lost a lot of meat. My fault-I should have aimed a little further back. I would not expect a different performance in a 7mm.

My Hornady loads are, however, very accurate. My rule of thumb is that I only use conventional bullets at less than 3000 fps and bullets like Nosler, Barnes, etc over that. I've had very good experiences with Nosler's Accubond in both the 300 and 7mm. My 7mm load is 140 grn at 3150 fps.

Good luck.

nastynatesfish
December 14, 2012, 11:18 AM
They are all I ever shot out of my 7mag when I first got it. I shot a mule deer at 305 and found the bullet under the hide on the off side after both shoulders

eam3clm@att.net
December 14, 2012, 08:40 PM
For some reason when I first read your post I thought you said hornady's interlock bullet. Interbonds will be more than over kill for the yotes, and will work fine for the deer. I cannot say one way or the other for hogs, but I would bet they will get the job done if you do your job.

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