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Hornady: The Meaning of Dependability


Product: Hornady Custom Ammo .243 100gr BTSP/Interlock (#8046)

Shooter: Kevin S

Posted: Oct 10, 2009

Testimonies are just that... a first person account of experiences encountered. Such is my first submission as a new "Team Hornady" member. To begin with, I have used Hornady ammunition almost exclusively since the early to mid 1980s. For years, all I hunted with was a Savage 110e .243 and Hornady 100gr BTSP/Interlock ammo (#8046). These performed flawlessly whether on the range or in the woods. In 1995, I went through a divorce and custody fight which resulted in having to sell nearly all of my firearms to pay my attorney. As a result, I wound up with ammunition but no firearms to shoot. Once everything was over and I had my daughter, I set out to replace at least some of my firearms. My first purchase was a used Remington Sportsman 78 .30-06 coupled with a Bushnell Trophy 3-9x40 and two (2) boxes of Hornady 150gr Custom Light Magnum. Over the last fourteen (14) years, I have not had the opportunity to shoot and hunt like I wanted so I still have about a half a box of those original two boxes. This year, a friend of mine has been taking me to hunt his lease in South Carolina. In preparation for the trip, I went to the range and found both the rifle and ammunition performing excellently. On Wednesday, 30 September 2009, one well placed 70 yard shot of a 14 years old round dropped a 100b lb doe in her tracks! She didn't even move. Now, I mentioned that I was left with ammunition but no firearms to shoot it with. One of those calibers was the aforementioned Hornady 100gr BTSP/Interlock ammo (#8046). I recently acquired a brand new Mossberg 100ATR in .243 coupled with a Tasco World Class 3-9x40. I also purchased a box of Remington Core-Lokt 100gr ammo to help "break in" the new rifle. At the range, the Remington ammo consistantly hit nearly 3" high and .75" left, grouping in an area about the size of a silver dollar or a tad larger. I was accustomed to shooting sub-MOA groups with the Hornadys so I shot ten (10) of the twenty (20) rounds I have from before. All ten (10) rounds grouped exactly where I placed them and I could cover the whole of each group with a quarter ($0.25). BTW... you need to know that the box of .243s was right at twenty (20) years old! This is why I will continue using Hornady ammunition for all of my shooting needs!