Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. haven't used the one you are talking about though. Does anyone else think that it's a good idea? There is not doubt that they shoot outstanding out of our .223s. bit on the frangible side IMHO. Evidently the deer were dead and the toughness of the bullet left some leeway if big bones were hit. And there is a difference of if they work on game or not. Though the old 64 grain power point really has never been a bad fall back to or the 63 grain sierra semi point if you reload. Using once fired, annealed, sized & trimmed Win brass, 40% of my finished rounds are showing significant tip wobble when I roll them across a smooth surface. I'd use the 5.56 version. The bullet does not do well at all against bone. Now to do a ballistic test... Did you notice pressure signs? Might buy afew preloaded boxes so I can benchmark my reloads by. My Black Hole Weaponry barrels do NOT like these bullets (could BARELY get sub MOA groups @ 100 yds). Those are all I use. Unless you got an older batch in the old style Hornady boxes with metal gusseted corners, which have two or three different base/ogive measurements in the 6-7 boxes I have put aside for plinking fodder, the new 75's are excellent at range. The load is highly accurate; but I have not shot a deer yet this season, so no results. Thanks for the help guys. I'd sooner rely on BARNES VORTX ammo than any BTHP round. Granted, the temp the other day was 17oF and I usually shot this load at 75-90 oF in the summer. Posts: 70. 70 gr Barnes TSX will shoot well and, IME, out penetrate anything in .224. Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Have agood day and good hunting. I used the Hornady 75-gr under varget in my Windham VEX-SS 20 in 1:8 to try F-Class at 600 yds this summer. Each cartridge is loaded with either Hornady ® A-MAX ® bullets, our high-performance boattail hollow points, or the new, radically superior ELD ® Match bullets. peabody. It is actually not recommended by many experts who know more about this round than I do. You must log in or register to reply here. P. peabody OP. Any use of this content without express written consent is prohibited. When we opened her up, it pretty much liquified the heart. The 55 soft points ain't bad either. We are both running 1:8 twist barrels. Though the old 64 grain power point really has never been a bad fall back to or the 63 grain sierra semi point if you reload. Firearm Discussion and Resources from AR-15, AK-47, Handguns and more! My goal is to terminate a lot of coyotes this winter. The 75 grain TAP is my favorite factory round. Not sure if BVAC uses the same bullet that Hornady uses. Hitting 8" steel at 650yd was repeatable to the point of almost being boring (unless there was wind). These rifles can really shoot well, so I can highly recommend them. I believe DSS uses the brass case version also. thats REALLY good proof on the bullet. I was off topic there with my post because I'm after coyotes not deer. The bullet exploded on the shoulder. I shoot a 12 twist model 700 in .223 with a 26" barrel. Alaska. First and foremost, it is not a big game bullet and may be illegal to hunt with in your state. rost495. Campfire … Use 69 data but 540 rocks. "[When lead starts flying] You won't rise to the occasion – you'll default to your level of training." My question to you AR 15 fellas is, why wouldn't you shoot the 90 grain Sierra bullets since they have a BC of .500 which is better for longer range? Posts: 70. I just did some experimenting till i found my right combinations. I would not risk a wounded deer with a bullet not designed to be used on such. As I approached it, it got up and started to running. OP. My rifle loves them, been thinking about using them on a few hogs and maybe a deer or two! Seems as if its not what it used to be but I have enough left to not sweat it for some years to come I think.... any info on the new540? Hornady 75gr is absolutely effective on 150-200lb deer under 200yds; but it will spoil a lot of meat and you won’t be doing any Texas heart shots. Have never chroned the load from a short barrel AR. The 55 soft points ain't bad either. I have a 16" 1-8 Polygonal twist Ranier Arms "select" barrel that I heard was made by BHW. Member. -Barrett Tillman ". Burn rates change? AR15.COM is the world’s largest firearm community and is a gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types. After 4000+ rnds, traded it in for another one. your 12 twist should stabalize up to 63-64 grain bullets. "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." Found these hollow points that seem to be a nasty little bullet, my concern is that hornady calls them … The BTHP projectile in that ammo is designed for match use, as compared to hunting. JUst wondering since I haven't purchased the bullets yet and have about 500 to load here. 223 with correct bullets and shot placement, and the ability to pass up bad shots, is as deadly as any other round on deer, even big deer. One of the dumbest things I ever did. Didn't penetrate making only a large surface wound. It was 10:30PM, the black pig was running hard and surprised me (I was almost asleep in the chair, but not quite, because I was freezing my a$$ off.) I shot again hitting it in the gut. Velocity from a 20" barreled bolt gun is 2709. We carefully select every component to ensure uniformity, then load to exacting specifications to provide pinpoint accuracy. anybody ever use the .223 hornady 75 grain bthp for hunting? The 77 SMKs showed promise, but considering price differential it was clear that the 75 gr would win the day. thank's my problem , is it's all i can find around here. He went about 70-80 yards and fell over. PS, the Nosler 69/77 gr Custom Competition Match, and SMK 69/77 gr pills work great out of both my BHW barrels. I shot less than 50 of them 5 years ago, before the AMP jacket, and wasn't impressed then either. Please do report back! He was standing broadside at about 75 yards and I double lunged him. I had keyholes on an m4 zero target with a primary arms micro red dot. Read an article in G&A about a hunter using this ammo to take a deer. Exit wound was tennis ball size, deer was 139 pounds! Sniper’s Hide is a community of Snipers of all kinds, focusing on long range shooting, accuracy, and ballistics. He says it has mushroomed picture perfect and the nose is about the size of a dime and had come about two thirds down on the bullet. The 5th one I knew I made a bad shot and the doe ran 40 yards and stopped and I shot her again and she dropped right now. I shot a large deer buck one time with a Hornady 168 grn BTHP match. I'm not a huge hunter, but I was always under the impression that .223 was too small of a caliber to make a reliable clean kill. The only problem hunting deer with this small of a caliber is there was almost no blood trail. Also a 90 grain would be better suited for deer or coyote? I started recently shooting the Steel Match that KC mentioned through my Sig 556 and it performs awesome, have yet to shoot something with it but, don't think it will be any different from teh normal 75gr BTHP. the 63/ 64s are good bullets for deer. How is the stopping power, and do you have any gripes? In Canada it is illegal to hunt any game animal with a .223 but for varmints it's OK. JavaScript is disabled. Don't recall the powder and charge at this time, but I was relieved as I had all but written them off as far as using them for any kind of accuracy. I reload the 75gr BTHP and have shot 5 whitetail with it.. all shots under 120 yards. Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3. Weird to hear since my AR with the RRA 20" Bull with 1 in 9 holds a 1" group all day with the 75gr Hornady Match but my 16" RRA 1 in 8 likes the 55gr. OR best yet a swift or TSX or partition worst case. Register Log In Home Forums AR and Tactical Rifles hornady 75 gr, match BTHP for deer ? It went down. IE Sierra Matchkings flat work. And there is a difference of if they work on game or not. I'd rather use 75 amax on deer if I had the choice. P. peabody OP. No reason TOO use such a bullet, really, when there are so many good bullets for to be used. Update on that hog. I learn alot about ballistics and reloading in the process. Buy, Sell, and Trade your Firearms and Gear. I loaded up some 75 gr Swift Scirroco II for deer this year. I think Stick and Steely have used them more than a bit too and similar results! I have used 55gr bthp's on deer and they performed fairly well. The pig went down and stayed down with one shot. Copyright © 1996-2020 AR15.COM LLC. Have agood day and good hunting. One of them has just called me to inform me that he found the bullet in his share of the hog. I would not risk a wounded deer with a bullet not designed to be used on such. Firearm Discussion and Resources from AR-15, AK-47, Handguns and more! You are quite welcome and I am glad to see that you are going to use a bullet that will flat get it done. I"ve gotten some pretty good holes with it in coyotes. I'm using the Steel Match but it's the same projectile as far as I'm aware. Forums User List Calendar Active Threads Forum Help: Previous Thread: Next Thread : Print Thread: Hop To : Page 2 of 2 : 1: 2: Re: hornady 75 gr, match BTHP for deer ? The best is my crossbow with Rage broad heads. Believe it or not, hornady does do a .223 rem in the 75 bthp (http://m.hornady.com/store/223-Rem-75-gr-bthp-Superformance-match/), but I read some reviews and it looks like a good round. I like the added B.C. … Thanks for the tips but got some good reading on this fellas article. I have a hard enough time tracking them when I blow a fairly large hole though them with my .30-06. I really appreciate it. JUst wondering since I haven't purchased the bullets yet and have about 500 to load here. When we opened her up, it pretty much liquified the heart. It is stainless with some kind of black finish that looks like it is in the bore also. The pig went down and stayed down with one shot. thank's my problem , is it's all i can find around here. Shot a big buck Antelope almost end to end with one (it's still flying) from a 22-06 (3700 fps @ muzzle) but at 352 lasered yards so probably like a 223 at 100-150. Will be doing more research for next year. One shot dropped a 90lb doe in her tracks. I use 24 grains of reloader 15. .223 HORNADY BTHP FOR DEER HUNTING. Posts: 53,521.