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Old 10-16-2021, 10:29 AM   #1
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Default Hornady 165 gr. BTSP performance

Looking for the results others are having with the Hornady 165 gr BTSP # 3045. Gun is a DPMS LR 308 with the 7.62 barrel. Bought it for a hog gun. Most hogs run off and die and yea I know that's a good thing. I'm loading 43.0 grains of 4064 and I should be around 2600 fps and at that speed it should expand really well I would think. Looking for your experiences with it.

I have a Contender with the Super 14 30 Herrett barrel. With a 130 gr Hornady spire point it anchors the hogs in place, they just sit back and fall over.
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Old 10-16-2021, 07:53 PM   #2
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Pretty obvious it's nobody's go to bullet. Then what is.
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Old 10-16-2021, 08:06 PM   #3
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A buddy is running 125 grain TMKs out of his AR10 night time rig. It hits em hard
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Old 10-16-2021, 08:35 PM   #4
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The bullet is a good one. I’ve shot the 150gr version and the 180gr with great results. It will be perfect for pigs, unless you can find a comparable SP for less $$$.

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Old 10-16-2021, 08:35 PM   #5
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Not an AR, but my Rem Model 7 loves 168 grain Hornady A-Max with 35.9 grains of IMR 4320. I’ve got a batch loaded with 4064 ready to go because they quit making 4320.
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Old 10-16-2021, 08:36 PM   #6
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I've got a box of them to load up. If I get half decent accuracy out of them, I'll let ya know how my hunt goes in 3 weeks. Got a 4 day spike and doe hunt at Enchanted Rock SNA. 5 Whitetail and unlimited exotics. I hope to get real bloody!


I've also got several boxes of Nosler Accutips in 165 that I'm gonna check out. And some 150gr Bergers. And some others. I have used Sierra 165 Gamekings before. They preformed pretty well. These all will be out of a 1967 Win 30-06.
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:15 PM   #7
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the bt's are the same construction as the 165 interlock sp's. I've been shooting them for over 40 years with never any reason to switch.
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:04 PM   #8
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Actually, the SST and the Interbond have BT. And the Interlock has an option for BT or Flat Base in .308 cal.



https://www.hornady.com/bullets/rifle/#!/
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:15 PM   #9
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I load that 165 gn Hornady spire point for my 30-06. It has given its best performance when I use IMR 4064 with Winchester large rifle primers.

It is really too much for whitetail, but really good on hogs. The last one I shot with it was pretty devastating.


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Old 10-17-2021, 12:12 AM   #10
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It’s a superb bullet. I’m using the 165 SST in my .308. At standard, non-magnum cartridge velocities it performs splendidly. I’ve killed some big pigs with it.
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:57 PM   #11
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Shot them for years in the 06 on top of IMR 4350.
Killed a pile of deer and turkeys with them.
They are a controlled expansion bullet, pretty tough.
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