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.224 75gr Hornady BTHP Match Bullets

by , Posted to on 07/15/2007 10:36 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/27/2004
Location: ND
Anyone know how these bullets behave when hitting flesh?
I was thinking of using these in a .223 DPMS Pather Bull 24.
Muzzle velocity would be 2600-2800fps.
Do they act more like a Hornady V-Max or a Hornady Interbond?
I'm concerned about how lethal they will be on coyotes and
dont want a bullet that will pass through on a 100yd broad side lung shot. I've read alot and it appears these are great shooting long range bullets. However, a similar bullet, the Sierra Match King is not recommended for hunting.
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Re: .224 75gr Hornady BTHP Match Bullets
by on 07/16/2007 09:27 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
They are a match bullet so should be very accurate if the rifling in your rifle is fast enough. The average 22 - 250 has too slow a twist for 75 grain bullets except for the now discontinued Speer 70 grain semi-pointed, a shorter fatter bullet that I have used very successfully on deer and antelope.
When I tried 75 grain Barnes in my 22-250 last year I couldn't even hold any bullets on paper just starting to re zero at 50 yards. The few that actually hit the paper were all keyholed! If all else fails, read the directions - - I then read the package and it stated clearly that the twist should be 1 in 8 or even faster, and the rifling on my Steyr (and Remingtons and Winchesters, probably industry standard) was if I remember rightly 1 in 12 or 14. Way too slow for that long bullet to stabilize it.
I went back to 60 grain Noslers and it shot under an inch. The extra bullet length made a tremendous difference.
If your gun shoots 75 grain bullets well I have half a box of Barnes collecting dust in my reloading room you are welcome to.
Now where's that walking talking gun encyclopedia Horsager when you need him!?!
Re: .224 75gr Hornady BTHP Match Bullets
by on 07/16/2007 09:49 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/27/2004
Location: ND
bobkat, thanks for the info... I've read enough to know they will shoot really well in the gun described above. I'm just wondering about how they will perform on coyotes. Will they fragment, stay inside a coyote and wreak havoc on internal organs or will they stay together and penetrate too much and pass through. I dont want to blow holes though the pelt, need to get as much as possible for each pelt to pay for that darn $3.40/gal gasoline.
"The only enemy of guns is rust and politicians."
"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

William F. Buckley, Jr.
"Unarmed helplessness is for sheep and the French."  Ted Nugent

"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."
 -Thomas Jefferson


The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
-Thomas Jefferson




Re: .224 75gr Hornady BTHP Match Bullets
by on 07/16/2007 09:52 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
Just thinking (a dangerous condition!) the Barnes being solid copper is a bit physically longer than the denser mostly lead Hornady so I suppose it's possible that a lead/copper jacketed bullet like the Hornady MIGHT stabilize while the Barnes would not? Just musing out loud so don't take it as gospel or even an uneducated guess!
Re: .224 75gr Hornady BTHP Match Bullets
by on 07/16/2007 09:56 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/27/2004
Location: ND
bobkat, from what I read the twist rate for these bullets needs to be 1:9" or "faster" meaning a 1:7" or 1:6.5"
"The only enemy of guns is rust and politicians."
"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

William F. Buckley, Jr.
"Unarmed helplessness is for sheep and the French."  Ted Nugent

"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."
 -Thomas Jefferson


The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
-Thomas Jefferson




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