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#3528317 - 01/02/14 09:20 PM Re: Hornady Interlock? [Re: thirdwilliam]
Tennessee Lead
8 Point

Registered: 08/08/13
Posts: 2242
Loc: Putnam County, TN

Thanks guys I am anxious to try them and y'all's positive feed back makes me feel better
#3528322 - 01/02/14 09:22 PM Re: Hornady Interlock? [Re: EastTNHunter]
Tennessee Lead
8 Point

Registered: 08/08/13
Posts: 2242
Loc: Putnam County, TN

 Originally Posted By: EastTNHunter
I use them in my 30-06 and have had great results. They used to be known as "The Poor Man's Premium Bullet" as they were an inexpensive solution to bullet explosion and jacket/core separation. I don't know how they will hold up to magnum velocities at close range, though, As far as accuracy goes, your rifle may or may not like them... Every rifle is different

I am somewhat concerned as the high velocity as well think I will do a bullet test into a line of milk jugs and try to catch the bullet at 50 yards

#3528383 - 01/02/14 10:00 PM Re: Hornady Interlock? [Re: Tennessee Lead]
Hillbilly Hunter
16 Point

Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 18075
Loc: Branchville

I have been using them for 20+ years in several calibers and bullet weights and they perform great. My favorite in a 7mm mag is the 162 grain, 139 for a 7-08.
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#3528689 - 01/03/14 08:15 AM Re: Hornady Interlock? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
Deer Assassin

Registered: 08/01/03
Posts: 88400
Loc: Kingston Springs

IMO. They are the best. Cheap bullet. Killed several 140. Btsp. In 277. They work fine
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#3529399 - 01/03/14 05:17 PM Re: Hornady Interlock? [Re: Deer Assassin]
TnDeer Old Timer
10 Point

Registered: 11/22/99
Posts: 3619
Loc: Hendersonville, TN, USA

140 grain in my 260 REM and 80 gr in my 243. Excellent results, both accuracy and terminal performance on deer and coyotes. Personally I like the SST even better.
It's not rocket surgery, for crying outside!

#3530258 - 01/04/14 10:03 AM Re: Hornady Interlock? [Re: jakeway]
16 Point

Registered: 08/06/00
Posts: 10254
Loc: Ooltewah/Harrison TN, USA

I'm working up a load for my LR308 using the 165gr BTSP Interlock.
So far so good. No feed problems' just working on accuracy.
Just need some more range time.
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#3535123 - 01/07/14 07:35 AM Re: Hornady Interlock? [Re: thirdwilliam]

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 35
Loc: bedford

I have used them for years with good success. This year three deer were killed with this bullet in 7mm-08 at distances of 125 yds, 50 yards and 150 yards. All pass thru with much damage to rib cage. All were high lung shots. I did observe that the deer hit with high lung shots ran farther than I am accustomed to observing. (Daughter requested I save the hearts for her.)
I used the 130 gr in 270 Win on coyote at 175 yds and opposite side had 3" exit hole. On a young deer at 30 yards the 130 gr interlock bullet took out 3 ribs on broad side hit. There was considerable damage to opposite side. Much more energy at this close range on smaller deer than is required..
For 10 years I have use 100 gr Hornady interlock in 243 Win and never lost a deer or needed more than 1 shot. Most shots have been at 100 to 175 yards. About a third dropped where they stood. None ran more than 50 yards. It should be noted with the 243 I ALWAYS use a rest for steady shot placement.This may account for more deer dropped in tracks with the 243 than any other caliber I shoot. Shot placement is important no matter what the bullet of choice.

#3538636 - 01/09/14 09:40 AM Re: Hornady Interlock? [Re: hunt4646]
4 Point

Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 192
Loc: palmersville tn

I have been using Hornady Custom 165gr BTSP Interlock in my .300 Win Mag for years with great results from 75 to 380 yds. I killed a nice 10 pt this season at 307 yds, he took two steps and bit the dust. Imo it is a very good bullet.
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