Interbond bullets


October 5, 2013, 06:06 PM
This week I had a stock cut down by a shop that really likes to make loads for people. The guy was nice enough to toss in 7 Hornady Interbond (130g) rounds for me to try in my 270. Promised 2980-3000 fps.
I'll group them to see how my rifle likes em but does anyone have any first hand knowledge on how they , interbonds, work on whitetail ?

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October 6, 2013, 12:21 PM
I started using Hornady Interbonds in 2005 and have been extremely happy with their performance. Not only are they very accurate in my rifles, but have more instant drops when using on deer and hogs. The Interlocks are less expensive and work very well on deer and hogs too, but I enjoy the smaller groups I get using Interbonds.

October 6, 2013, 02:52 PM
The interbonds are a tougher bullet designed for larger tougher game than deer. They will work, just probably not needed. A better choice for elk, bear, etc.

October 7, 2013, 06:34 AM
Thanks for the replys. I shot 5 out of six and they were all over the place. I did measure 2 of them and they were .200 off the lands where I keep mine close to .030-.040. Maybe that was cause enough for not grouping at all.
One of the 6 didn't chamber because of not chamfering the outside and leaving a good ridge causing the cartridge not only to stop short but got stuck.
Good lesson here. Bring a cleaning rod to the range and make my own ammo.

October 7, 2013, 05:19 PM
I hate to give bad news but here goes. Ten years ago I shot an elk with 180gr Hornady interbond. It blew up on the side of the animal. Thank God the next one didn't!!! I now use Barnes stx exclusively. I know it was just one bullet but it almost cost me an elk. FRJ

October 9, 2013, 11:32 PM
How fast were you pushing an interbond to blow it up?! That is one REALLY tough bullet I have seen them tested fired into a cow femur from a 300 win mag at point blank range and it came out picture perfect.

October 10, 2013, 12:53 PM
That's not a good way to market ammo. Sounds like he's got some kid in the back cranking them out.

I like the 165gr interbond in a 300wm, but for the price it's not worth me spending that much on bullets. In a .270 a hornady SST or nosler BT do fine on whitetails around here and I suspect ours are bigger than your FL deer.

October 11, 2013, 12:07 AM
I have shot a couple of elk with 165 grain 30 caliber interbonds. They did the job, but did not poke a hole on both sides. Accuract in my rifle is poorer than with partitions and interbonds.

October 15, 2013, 11:49 PM
The Interbond is all I've ever used in '06 and my .300 Savage. 165 gr. in the '06 and 150's in the .300, never had any problems.

October 16, 2013, 10:52 AM
Love the inter bonds I'm my 06. I've had some accuracy issues with them if pushed to fast. They were extremely unpredictable in my .270 Weatherby. I'd be using them right now in my 06 if I could find any! It seems that Hornandy is way behind on reloading components. In fact I haven't found an 180 gr .308 interbond in stock for over a year. Hornandy is Kind of getting on my nerves...

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