Hornady New Monolithic Bullet Line

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Good to see more competition in this line of bullets.


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I have to give Hornady credit. .While the other bullet companies are more concerned with mergers and acquisitions, Hornady is investing in new equipment and meeting market demands. As a reloader dealing with the shortages, the only words I have for Sierra, Barnes, Berger and Nosler are Lets Go Brandon.
 
There are many good bullets available to the hunter and to the reloader, but North Fork remains my first choice when loading for DG or for top performance from my 1895 .405 Winchester or my 1886 .458 2.4.
I have never had a NF bullet fail and they are my go-to bullet when failure is not an option and bone breaking performance is needed.
Glad that I had enough ratholed to ride out the move of NF manufacturing to Sweden, but now that Swedish-made NF are available, their future looks good. If you like them, stock up so that "supply chain" issues cannot be a bother.
 
There are many good bullets available to the hunter and to the reloader, but North Fork remains my first choice when loading for DG or for top performance from my 1895 .405 Winchester or my 1886 .458 2.4.
I have never had a NF bullet fail and they are my go-to bullet when failure is not an option and bone breaking performance is needed.
Glad that I had enough ratholed to ride out the move of NF manufacturing to Sweden, but now that Swedish-made NF are available, their future looks good. If you like them, stock up so that "supply chain" issues cannot be a bother.
I've had good luck with Hornady 143gr ELD-X in 6.5CR. One shot kills on smaller pg. I used them because I couldn't find a Barnes TSX in that weight range.
 
Going off tangent here. I've been trying to get heavy Bergers and Noslers in .30 and 7mm with no luck but I can walk in to a Cabela's and Hornady has their versions on the shelf. Been a handloader for going on fifty nine years and from this chair, it's not supply chain issues, it's CEOs more concerned with financial engineering and fattening their golden parachutes.
 
I just saw an ad for these in SCI magazine.
Hornady has become more and more progressive. They have many all new bullets and now building their own primer factory.
 
Newboomer,
I agree that NF are not needed to shoot deer, pronghorn, or small African game.
However, there are several types of game here in Texas that are easier to take with NF bullets.
One .405 300 grain CPS shot to the shoulder dropped and killed a large water buffalo down at Hondo. Also one 450 grain Kodiak shot through the shoulders dropped a running bison. A couple of nilgai and other exotics, most at Hondo.
Much as I like Hornady Superperformance in my .308 , I prefer NF for the biggest and baddest, such as the ele and Cape buff my 1886 took in Africa..
 
I load my own, and have the dies to do so for every gun I own. That said, some factory ammos shoot incredibly accurately out of a few of my guns, so I'm good with using that factory ammo. Some of the LEVER ammo shoots really well in a few of my rifles, to include the following: 325 grain .45-70, .338 Marlin, and .35 Remington, all of which have the FTX bullets. I was leery of a plastic tip at first, but that apprehension died away long ago. I have zero issues with them on moose and caribou up here; I've never had one fail. I like Hornady myself
 
There seems to be many Hornady haters on this forum, but the DGX and the DGS performed perfectly for me based on my experience.


My PH in Mozambique back in August also said that he had never seen a bullet failure from them and really liked the performance he had seen with his client's factory loads.



I tried MANY factory loads in my CZ 550 .416 Rigby prior to my trip, and Hornady was the only one that put 400g solids and expanding bullets into the same grouping.




Just my experience...
 
There seems to be many Hornady haters on this forum, but the DGX and the DGS performed perfectly for me based on my experience.


My PH in Mozambique back in August also said that he had never seen a bullet failure from them and really liked the performance he had seen with his client's factory loads.



I tried MANY factory loads in my CZ 550 .416 Rigby prior to my trip, and Hornady was the only one that put 400g solids and expanding bullets into the same grouping.




Just my experience...
My brother has shot 19 elephant with Hornady DGS in 416 rigby and he buys them in preference to others. Like you say, lot of haters on the forum- they also hate the 458 win mag. I know I trust my brothers opinion- big sample size and I would hazard a guess that very few people on this forum have shot more elephant.
 
Clarus, a former mitten/rock climbing/hiking products company, now owns Sierra and Barnes.
 
Looks like the largest caliber they currently make it in is 375.
I'd like to see a sectional density above .300 in .375 caliber for better penetration, but it looks like they won't be able to get the additional 50 grains of weight to make the grade because of the poly tip.

.375 caliber at 300 grains is a sweet spot for most rifles out there with standard twist rates around 1:12.
 
Whether you're on Hornady's side or not. It's clear that they're on our side....
They may not make the best bullets for every application, but they played a large part in reviving a lot of great old cartridges meant for African hunting. That's worth a lot in my book.
Toby that is very true. They really have a lot going on. In some large calibers they are the only ammo that is available. Steve and Jason have a commitment and a personal interest in the safari industry.
 
The only Hornady ammo I've killed anything with is their .223 Custom with 55gr V-Max. That stuff shoots 3/8" groups out of a cheap Stevens 200 and those V-Max are devastating on coyotes.

For the price of their DG bullets and the work they've done on improving them, as well as keeping up good productivity, I would say we're lucky to have Hornady around.
 
I am not a Hornady hater, but have not used for hunting as I am a Nosler guy. However just had a look at our local Cabelas and WOW, shelves empty, only a couple weird Nosler long range bullets. BUT the Hornady shelf had a ton of selections available. Not sure if they are still supplying, cannot believe people are just not buying their products. I have no first hand or close friend knowledge of any issues with hunting with Hornady bullets. Only forum " stories". From TV Steve seams like a good guy, really like his shows. He was unsuccessful with Mr Shockey on his close to me black bear hunt.

MB
 
My wife has used the 139 gr gmx bullet out of her 280 at about 3000 fps on 6 safari’s. She has taken everything from jackal to eland with it. Hits like Thor’s hammer!! The few bullets we have recovered look just like the ads!!! She won’t shoot anything else.
 

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