Hornady Interbond Bullets DGX and DGS

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  1. daniel paydar

    daniel paydar New Member

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    hey
    what is your opinion about these bullets, Hornady Interbond DGX and DGS, for dangerous game hunting?
    best regards
    daniel
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    i forgot to mention the caliber and weight, i was asking about 300 grain in 375 caliber;)
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    ...Daniel I can't really say. I have shot the DSG bullets through my 375 but they didn't have the accuracy of my Nozler loads so I opted for the Nozler round! Even with that I can't truly answer your question as I have never shot any Dangerous game!
    ....But as far as shooting Hornaday bullets they were always my choice of bullets when I did shoot jacketed bullets in Hand gun or rifle competition & they never let me down!! I don't believe selecting either bullet would be a bad choice!!
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    Daniel I can't help you either as I have yet to meet anyone who has used them on any big game.

    I will probably never know first hand as I rarely stray from Barnes, Nosler and Swift.
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    Hi Daniel, I have never shot them. But I'm a huge fan of Hornady and looking over there product literature and watching "Tracks Across Africa" were Craig Boddington puts them to use.....I believe it is a very fine bullet for hunting dangerous game. Hornady wouldn't be producing it, if it didn't work. And the price is very, very good too.
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    I'd love to hear some more recent opinions on this. I'm preparing for a Cape Buffalo hunt and currently have these bullets (factory load) included as an option. I can do the accuracy tests myself, but I've heard that Cape Buffalo are thicker skinned than paper targets... ;)
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    Daniel, to be honest, the Hornady (all of them) in my experience simply do not perform well on Buff... They all tend to over expand and core seperation is a very common occurrence.

    On Lion and Leopard I rate them well as the do give a great wound channel in these softer skinned and light boned DG species.

    A great cat round in my experience and pretty decent on PG.

    My best always.
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    Jaco didnt address the solid DGS bullet though. The solid should be fine. I used the older Hornady solid on two buff some years ago and both worked fine. No reason why the newer version should do less.
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    Well, I've taken two Cape Buffalo with HornadyDG series in my 458 Lott. One solid DGS hip-to-chest shot at a very long distance as he was departing, and the scond straight through the heart with the DGX at 15 yards. Results? As we speak, the DGX buf is looking over my shoulder from his place on the wall. The DGS animal went 40-50 yards and took a dirt nap. I'll definitely use the DGS on my 2014 Non-trophy elephant hunt. Accuracy? Better than my old eyes can see through the 'ol Leupold.
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    I'm glad to hear this, especially on the solids. Solids seem to be hard to get right now, and expensive, except for the DGS. I'm sure that will change over the next year, but I don't want to wait until the last minute either! I will use whatever shoots best between the DGS, Sledgehammer, and whatever other solid I can find. For the softpoint I'm leaning towards the Barnes TSX, or the Federal Bear Claw. Again, with whatever shoots best from my rifle.
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    Sest very true I did not but then again I prefer not to use solids on Buff especially not on a first shot, from a trophy hunters rifle, for the obvious reasons we all know.

    As you correctly state the solid should be fine on Ele no doubt about that and would give awesome penetration on anything one takes a crack at....

    My reasons for not recommending solids as primary buff round is wound channel... Putting a solid through the lungs extends the expiery dates due to the lack of tissue damage as well as much needed hydrostatic shock...

    Hence my usual of Barnes trip shock which provides great CONTROLLED penetration as well as wound channel especially when connecting with some heavy bone.

    The question I believe of wether a DGX (not the solid) is fine for Buff is very simple.... it could and does... but my question would be would one not rather use the absolute best round for the job or target quarry, than settling for something that works in ideal conditions?

    Royal27 just noticed your choice and perfect would be my reply...

    My very best always
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    Thanks Jaco!

    I tend to over think things and it helps me when I seem to get multiple views that are in line with my thoughts.
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    I just got back from a hunt in Zimbabwe where a large group shot several buffalo and a lot of plains game with numerous calibers from 308 to 458. We had a few bullet failures of the Hornady DGX in both buffalo and smaller stuff. The solids worked fine. The PHs all commented that our experience was not at all unusual. I shoot lots of other Hornady stuff and really like it, but I will never again use DGX. I've ordered a bullet puller and I will reload with something else.
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    Dave,
    Try the Barnes....you'll never regret it. Super accurate, TSX/Banded Soilids - same impact point, super performance and deadly.
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    I killed 8 elk with Hornady interlocks and then on the ninth one the bullet blew up on the skin of the animal and never penetrated the skin at all. I have read of many others having the same problem. I now use Barnes TSX exclusively and I have enough of them to last my lifetime. By the way this is with a 30/06 180 gr bullet going right at 2700fps. When you consider the cost of the whole hunt bullets are cheap use the best and you won't regret it. Liberty

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