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Thread: 6.5, 129 gr hornady interbond

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    6.5, 129 gr hornady interbond

    Does anyone have any experience of these bullets?

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    Do the interbond not have a plastic tip?

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    I am, in my 6.5x55, not sure about velocity, probably in the 2,800's.

    Relatively small sample, 4 Sika only I think.

    Performance has been excellent. I deliberately took shoulder and chest shots. Full penetration, good exit wound about 25mm in diameter.

    There was a fair bit of bloodshot meat on the entry side, and extensive damage to the heart and lungs.

    All four dead within 10 yards, which is good for chest shot Sika. I will use them all winter to see how they perform.

    If in any doubt though, I'll revert to 120gr BT's which are an excellent and reliable performer.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Have used the 165g interbonds in a 300wsm; 10yard rule holds out .....except for one little pumba which ran all the way home (shot placement, rather than bullet issue)

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    What are you planning to chase this time, that makes you think of the interbonds?

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    Struggled with 129 in my 6.5, settled on 140gr gamekings. Also had issues with interbonds either didn't open much or blew up. Never had that issue with gamekings.

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    Used to use 129gr SST in my old 6.5x55 with good results and used interbonds in a 300 win mag which performed better than gamekings. So going back to a 55 was thinking of giving these a go.

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    If it works use it and in reality every bullet will have its day. If you are confident shooting it it counts. I have found GK work in my rifles so have stuck with them. i have heard some say they are thinner jacketed but as I don't push then hard not had issues. They have performed well on everything I have shot including big reds out to 280m. I know some swear by SST's and to be honest my experience is in 308 with them but did have more damage and occasional fragmentation that I stopped using them and went to 150gr GK. it's personal choice in my 6.5 I now only load 140gr as it works if 129gr floats your boat then try them.


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