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#204092 - 12/09/19 09:15 AM Hornady Handgun Hunter
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I just came across this about two weeks ago. Pretty cool they are coming out with their own "handgun hunting" specific bullet and ammo line.

I really like the concept of the bullets design, but only achieving 200grs for thier 454 casull and 460 Smith bullets gives me some doubts. especially when Barnes was able to get atleast 250grs out of their XPB for the 454. I haven't seen a listed velocity yet,but in my mind it will have to be pretty high to get the performance out of THAT light of a bullet

https://www.hornady.com/ammunition/handgun-hunter#!/
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#204093 - 12/09/19 09:49 AM Re: Hornady Handgun Hunter [Re: BBwheelgunner]
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Curious to see how they work on tissue
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#204099 - 12/09/19 04:40 PM Re: Hornady Handgun Hunter [Re: Ernie]
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I KINDA THINK THAT IN THE QUEST FOR "FASTEST" WHEN S&W INTRODUCED THE 460 GOING WITH A 200gr BULLET WAS A MISTAKE AND A GROSS UNDERUSE OF THE CARTRIDGE. YOU CAN GET 2,300fps WITH HEAVIER AND BETTER BULLETS. HORNADY GOING WITH 200 GRAINERS IN THE 454 AND 460 IS JUST MORE BS.


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#204105 - 12/10/19 07:03 AM Re: Hornady Handgun Hunter [Re: 45MAN]
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Even in the 44 magnum I was thinking the 200 grain bullet was on the light side. I saw these on the MidwayUSA site, but not yet available. Hornady states that they are suitable for elk and bear.

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#204106 - 12/10/19 07:33 AM Re: Hornady Handgun Hunter [Re: ruger4570]
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I could see the 200 being useful for smaller, thin skinned animals like whitetails, antelope, and varmints. That's about it.
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#204107 - 12/10/19 08:12 AM Re: Hornady Handgun Hunter [Re: Randy M]
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I've used their 325 grain FTX in my .45-70 lever. Super accurate but complete blow through on deer with little to no expansion. Will be curious to see how these perform.

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#204111 - 12/10/19 10:09 AM Re: Hornady Handgun Hunter [Re: jcp161]
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Look interesting... I should see if they need a spokesman to hawk them here
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#204113 - 12/10/19 11:03 AM Re: Hornady Handgun Hunter [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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But that's the advantage of copper/copper alloy bullets. You get same results as lead, but with lighter wght. And the increased velocity makes up for the energy loss of the lighter bullet. I would be interested in there test results of the new bullets on big game animals. And if they haven't tested them real life I would not buy them yet. I've used 210gr Speer Gold Dots in my 44 Mags and have had excellent performance on deer. The only bullet I've recovered was on a mature doe hit frnt of left hind and angled through to opposing frnt shoulder. Bullet found just under the hide. Perfect mushroom. And she didn't go far. Fifty yrds. Most of my shots are broadside and the 210gr Gold Dots blow right through.
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#204116 - 12/10/19 12:21 PM Re: Hornady Handgun Hunter [Re: RJon]
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If one could get them as a reloading component, I might try them in my 44 special on deer.

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#204120 - 12/10/19 12:27 PM Re: Hornady Handgun Hunter [Re: wheelguns]
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When you research them, they are very long for weight and caliber...every bit as long as a 300 gr 44 bullet.
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