Even though the packages don’t reflect it the bonded versions have actually been on the shelves for about 2.5 years. A lot of people do not trust Hornady ammo and they are all in that camp for a reason. I on the other hand am in the camp that has no problem using the ammo as I have been successfully using it for some time. Do I use other ammos???.......welll yes I do...Winchester Ballistic Silvertips and Federal Premium Cape Shok to name a couple. It is interesting to me that on my previous 4 Dangerous game hunts, lion Cape buffalo,elephant and hippo, the 5 different PHs who were on the hunts were using Hornady ammo in either 500 NE, 470 NE, 505 Gibbs and the 458 Lott. Is that because it’s relatively cheap or is it because they have had success with the ammo? They all told me the latter was the case. There will always be two sides to every story.