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Hornady75gr HPBT

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MtnCreek, Jun 21, 2012.

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  1. MtnCreek

    MtnCreek Member

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    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!
     
  2. Schwabee1

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    Awesome. 24.0 RL15 or same with Varget.
     
  3. Slamfire

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    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.
     
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    They shoot great and make quick work of coyotes. Wouldn't hesitate to drop a whitetail with one either.
     
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    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)
     
  6. MtnCreek

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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    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
     
  8. MtnCreek

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    These are HPBT's, not the a-max. I hope they'll load to mag length cause uncle Larry has them headed my way. :)
     
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    Yea those should work fine..it was just the AMax that wouldnt
     
  10. Slamfire

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    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.
     
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    i have them but need to get a 1in7 twist barrel in 223. This is why i love my tc encore!
     
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    So true....

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

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    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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