Anyone Reload with them? They aren't one of the "big" brands but their product looks reliable and they are pretty local to me. First time I'd seen them was used in buffalo bore 30-30 ammo, used on the TV show trophy quest. Kind of interesting approach they have with a softer jacket, being that I currently only have a 30-30 to reload for, holding together at 3000fps isn't a concern. Their stuff looks like plain reliable hunting ammo at first glance.
http://hawkbullets.com/maintest.htm is their page
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July 28, 2013, 09:36 PM
I use Hawk bullets for my 401SL, only because they are the only makers of jacketed .406 bullets. I have only shot paper so I cannot tell you how they performed on game. My accuracy was not stellar, but at least I can still shoot the old gun. they seem to have a good reputation in 348 Win.
July 29, 2013, 06:31 PM
I found some of the 130gr Round Tips at my LGS one evening and decided to give them a try. Don't know why they even had them there but I picked up ball three boxes they had.
I loaded them in some reduced loads for my grandson to use on hogs. After we worked up the loads he decided his britches were big enough for full power loads. I still have a dozen or so sitting in his ammo box, but he has two younger brothers who will be along shortly and hopefully use them up.
They shot very well from my little Ruger Compact's 16.5" barrel. Heck I might even give them a try one evening while out sitting for the hogs.
I contacted them about getting some custom bullets made up for a LR rifle I had built. I just never got around to ordering them. Great bunch of folks who were very helpful.
July 30, 2013, 12:13 AM
work well on the hogs?
July 30, 2013, 06:10 PM
To be honest PK, I nor he never shot one with them. I worked up the reduced loads with several bullets when he was only about 3.5yrs old. He had it in his head he wanted to get him a hog. The first one he got was 2 weeks before his 4th birthday with a 125gr Nosler BT. After that he moved up to the 130gr Barnes TTXS, and then right on up to the factory 150gr rounds after he found out they weren't going to pound him down. LOL It did however take him shooting a little buck with one first though.
Like I mentioned I still have a dozen or so of them loaded up with around 40 or so grains of H-4895. They shot really well back when we worked up the loads. I got a report that the hogs are coming into the back yard after pears up at the farm. I'll be sure when we go to haul some up with me and try them out if I get the chance. If I do I will shoot you the info on how well they worked.
July 30, 2013, 11:56 PM
That's cool, glad your son's enjoying. My curiosity in the hawk bullet is kinda two fold. One it's a different way to skin the cat in the soft lead and soft copper. Two they are local to me so if it's anywhere close to being worth a premium price and effective as advertised i'd pay for it.
July 31, 2013, 12:10 AM
Look at a cross section of the bullet. I think it's a tube with open ends.
I read that someone had the jacket stick in a rifle's barrel and the next shot blew the rifle up and he was injured.