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Hornady interlock
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:25:45 PM »
Was really happy with this bullet this year. Shot a small buck today quatering very hard away from me at about 100 yards it punched though a lot of deer messed up the lungs and dropped the deer where it stood found the bullet on the front shoulder right by the hide it penetrated about 24" inches. I lost almost nothing from blood shot small hole in and still dropped him. This was from a tikka superlight stainless 7mm 08 with vortex scope my wife used the same load to kill her deer with also great results. Great bullet for the price.

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 07:26:41 PM »
Wow its upside down

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 07:31:05 PM »
Without pulling tools out I would say nearly 2x expanstion and very good wieght retiention.

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 07:31:30 PM »
My first bear fell to an interlock.

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 07:31:39 PM »
Love this bullet
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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 07:33:24 PM »
My wife beat me bad this year on bigger buck.

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 08:42:31 PM »
I use a lot of interlock bullets in reloading, but I'm hoping that interbond makes a come back. They do a great job on deer haven't gone out yet but I've got interlock 223 to use inn some coyotes.

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 11:05:06 PM »
165 in my 06  is my everything round  last buck i shot  behind  shoulder  didnt come out but dropped like rock

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 10:39:12 AM »
Seems like a solid performer to me  :tup:

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 11:53:04 AM »
Hornaday Interlocks are awesome bullets. Killed my first elk and a lot of deer with a 150gr interlock from my 30-06, Got my buck this year with a 100gr interlock from the .243win. Always seem to mushroom out nicely. I find most of the bullets on the opposite side just under the hide. I also like the Nosler Accubond, but have put the more meat in the freezer using an Interlock over the years mostly cause I use it so much.
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 12:53:51 PM »
My first bear fell to an interlock.

Me too!  Great game bullet. 

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 03:01:05 PM »
Without question the interlock is the most underrated big game bullet out there. Literally almost half price of some of media darlings.  Typically they are relatively easy to get accurate for the reloader.

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 06:01:17 PM »
I was curious so I pulled out the tools. I got 107.6 grains this is from a 139 grain bullet making 77.4% weight retention. And .567 expansion that is 1.99x from a 7mm 08. At its widest point one petal stuck out I got .798 that is 2.8x but that was just one petal.

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 06:07:11 PM »
Perhaps this topic should be in guns and ammo, sorry if its in the wrong place.

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Re: Hornady interlock
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2017, 11:23:20 AM »
I agree.  Tried more than 10 different bullets thru my 6.5 Creedmoor, and the 129 grain Hornady was by far the most accurate.  Got a 11 pt Whitetail at 75 yards thru the near shoulder, shredded the heart, and exited far ribcage.  Minimal meat loss, except for the heart...
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