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Hornady interbond 165gr.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by LMC, May 6, 2006.

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  1. LMC

    LMC Member

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    Hi, i would like to know if the .30-06 165 gr. interbond is to much for whitetail and also i would like to hear some field reports if possible on this bullet.
    thanks
     
  2. H&Hhunter

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    LMC,

    The 165 gr Interbond out of an 06 should be a fantastic whitetail bullet.

    The interbond has rapid dramatic expansion yet hold together prety good. Should be just the ticket.

    What are you refering to when you say it may be to much for a whitetail? Are you worried you may kill him to dead?:D

    In all seriousness I don't think you'll find that that bullet out of an 06 does any amount of undue meat damage.
     
  3. LMC

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    Thanks h&h hunter i will be trying the light magnums out and see what they do.
     
  4. hoghunting

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    LMC,
    I reload the 165 IB in a 300wsm @ 3124 fps. Not only is it the most accurate bullet in my rifle, but is sure knocks down animals. I consistantly get 3 shot groups of 3/8" in my Tikka with this bullet. I have used the IB on deer, hogs and coyotes and have never had a bullet drop hogs in their tracks like this one. I don't have any more meat damage with this bullet than any other bullet I have used. Highly recommend this bullet if it is accurate in your gun.
     
  5. LMC

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    Well we will see how it's going to perform in the new weatherby when it comes in next week, i will try to post a range report.:D
     
  6. Grumulkin

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    I've taken a couple of Whitetail Deer with the 165 grain Hornady Interbond loaded with Varget for my 30/06. They worked just fine at ranges from 100 to 150 yards and are reasonably accurate in my rifle. The first deer was a chest shot. The bullet did not exit and did a lot of damage to the vital organs but not much damage to edible meat. I would say they expand fairly rapidly.
     
  7. 30-06 lover

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    I used Hornady 165 Interbond load out of my 30-06 and was impresses. For deer I would not get the light mag, the custom has more than enough power to knock down the biggest buck. I would say a 165 out of a 30-06 with that bullet design would be just about perfect for all deer hunting.
     
  8. Art Eatman

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    The only reason I've used 150-grain bullets instead of 165s is the slightly lesser recoil. One of those "Every little bit helps." deals. But, 150s work just as well...

    No big deal, though. Flip a coin...

    :), Art
     
  9. Greybeard

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    This past season, my '06 was still zeroed with the 165g Hornady Light Mags after elk season (cow tag). Used 'em on management hunt in Runnels County in January. In and outers on two separate does, both virtually broadside at dusk. At only about 50 yards, the 165 Interbonds dropped 'em both in their tracks like a bolt of lightening. No major meat damage. FWIW, out of my 700 with 22" barrel, they chronoed around 2960.
     
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