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#5442756 - 11/25/14 01:38 PM hornady ammo
mikeydon Offline
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Registered: 02/13/06
Posts: 1191
Loc: Quitman, texas
Has anybody tried shooting the hornady whitetail ammo,Alco stores are going out,no more,i was up there looking around and 20% off everything even ammo,I got 5 box's of this in 25-06 for a $100.00 confused2
anybody know if it's any good. texas
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#5444444 - 11/26/14 11:24 AM Re: hornady ammo [Re: mikeydon]
TXAGGIE83 Offline
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Registered: 02/06/11
Posts: 246
Loc: London, Texas, USA
I have had mixed results with the Hornady lever revolution ammo in 140 gr. monolithic. I will get occasional fliers out of a box that are unexplained.

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#5444497 - 11/26/14 12:07 PM Re: hornady ammo [Re: mikeydon]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 25322
Loc: Texas
I know some live by hornady so this will go over like a lead ballon, but I have never been particularly impressed with hornady bullets. I have gotten other brands to shoot more accurately in most of my rifles than hornady. Also I have been severely disappointed with the on game performance from a wide variety of hornady bullets. From exits the size of a grape fruit to zero expansion from one bullet to the next in the same box with similar shot placement. I don't shoot hornady any more. This is hand loaded not factory.
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#5444550 - 11/26/14 12:53 PM Re: hornady ammo [Re: mikeydon]
Sirrah243 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 1832
Loc: Llano County TX
Hornady is the only factory ammo I use for hunting and that's only if I've been lazy and not loaded my own.
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#5445048 - 11/26/14 07:07 PM Re: hornady ammo [Re: mikeydon]
sevensixtytwo Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 148
I like hornady ammo and boolits. They work well for me.

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#5445268 - 11/26/14 09:27 PM Re: hornady ammo [Re: mikeydon]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3291
Loc: Keller
I shoot hornaday SST 117gr in my 25-06, shoots real good and has been great on deer this year (my first shooting the 25-06). I tried the american whitetail ammo and it was not as accurate, although with the soft point I would bet you get good internal damage from that sucker.

As mentioned above, i would have decent groups but an occassional flier with the WT ammo, not good enough for me when the SST shoots 1/2-3/4MOA easily all day long.

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#5445508 - 11/27/14 04:52 AM Re: hornady ammo [Re: Texas buckeye]
rockinrdranch Offline
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Registered: 01/02/13
Posts: 167
I also shoot the 117 sst out of my 25-06. Super accurate. I bought the gun last year. I had a 60 yard neck shot,,,, pass through. I also had a 140 yard lung shot,,,past through. Im sticking with them until I have a reason not to.

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