Hornady DGS Bullets

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by nksmfamjp, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. whitetail

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    I haven’t had issues either with them. But I hope I just didn’t put my foot in my mouth as I’m headed back to Zimbabwe in September for DG!
     
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  2. Philip Glass

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    DGX is the one that I've heard so many failures. The bullet does not stay together. DGS is a solid and I am not sure of problems there.
    Hornady bullets in non DG calibers are considered good by most. However on my most recent safari a friend using a 6.5 Creedmore had this same type of bullet failure where it just comes apart. There are too many good bullets like Barnes for me to want to use Hornady especially in DG.
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    You are absolutely right Longwalker, fat fingers, they were non bonded DGX, thanks for pointing out the error. My point was that Hornady sold terrible and potentially dangerous bullets. My experience was shared by many. I won’t take a chance on Hornady again.

    It’s too bad because accuracy was outstanding. However, accuracy can’t cover up poor terminal performance.
     
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    What rifle were you using? Bolt or double? At what velocities?
     

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    Was using the Ruger 416 Guide Gun! Both DGX and DGS Fire rounds at 2400 feet per second!
     

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    The old Hornady DGX was total crap and it was known and obvious if you were willing to open your eyes. DGS seemed better but still plenty of failures.

    Hornady never did admit they had a problem. Just changed the bullet. Why change it when you tell everyone how awesome it was? Hmmmm..... :E Hmmm:

    Want to hunt with an inferior bullet? Go for it. Many do. They are cheap for a reason. Want the beat bullet for Dangerous Game? There are many, many superior options.

    https://www.africahunting.com/threads/why-avoid-hornady-dg-bullets-and-ammunition.39124/

    https://www.africahunting.com/threads/why-avoid-hornady-dg-bullets-and-ammunition.39124/

    In the second thread 2 out of 211 people believe Hornady to be the best. That's .9%.

    I don't believe that either voter made comments in the thread supporting their opinion. I guess they were either embarrassed or a Hornady sponsor.
     
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    The grouping on paper is quite adequate, even impressive. FOR ELK, you will be just fine. I must point out that paper doesn't charge you, stomp you (or your P.H./tracker). If you get the chance to take it to Africa on DG, please listen to those who have real experience and are not selling bullets, and use a premium bullet. Good luck on your elk hunt, let us know how it goes.
     
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    Wow I bet you are a fun person to have at a gathering. No one else would know as much as you so you would dominate the conversation.
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    I enjoy commenting to some of these threads you definitely take the fun out of it!
     

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    @K-man gave good advice, is correct, and didn't seem to be rude or arroganr at all in his post.

    You might want to read his post again in a more open manner .

    And by the way, you're correct. Kevin is a fun person at a gathering. He is good for some great laughs at DSC every year. You should come to the dinner next year and find out for yourself. :)
     
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    Well said Royal.
     

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    Hard to miss and not much need to guess elevation i suppose :LOL::LOL::LOL:

    On a more serious not the new DGX is a bonded bullet. I have used is on targets only so far but what I have recovered from the sand has all held up very well. From a 400grn start weight a loss of 50-70grns is expected but like I said thats going into sand.
     
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    Can you share some pics?
     

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    That's one of of them most of them I have. Most of the others I gave away as other shooters at the range are always very interested IMG_20191125_070819258.jpeg View attachment 315545 IMG_20191125_070837454.jpeg IMG_20191125_070845485.jpeg
     
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    It appears the bonding worked and no separation between the lead and copper! Maybe they will work.
    Did you use one on your lion?
     

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    I believe Hornady did try to rename the DGX but ran into a snag when Barnes got involved, it seems that it was much to close to the name of their triple shock bullet.....therefore the Hornady Cripple-shock was never marketed.lol
     
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    Nope I used a 250grn 375 H&H
     
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    Yep they generally lost between 50-70grns from a 400grn start
     
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