Used this for the first time this year and 3 whitetail fell in their tracks. Two of them were shot behind the shoulder and both had a caliber size entrance wound and a quarter size exit wound, with massive internal damage..One was shot at 30 yards and the other at close to 175 yards..The third deer was shot through both shoulders, the bullet held together and again produced an exit wound about the size of a quarter..As for accuracy, in my Ruger American, it punched a 7/8" group of 3 shots at 100 yards, that group size could probably be shrunk with a quality rest. - HOWARD
Over the summer I purchased a brand new Mossberg ATR100 in 270 cal, for my son. He has been shooting a Winchester mod 70 223 WSSM which he LOVES. When I gave him the new rifle in the larger caliber he loved the rifle but was sick that he wouldn\'t be shooting his beloved 223 WSSM for deer hunting. I shoot the new 270 cal high velosity Hornady 80563. He seemed a little intimidated by that round so I purchased the Hornady 8056 ammo for his 270. After getting it close for him. He zeroed it within 5 shots and holds three quarter inch groups at 100 yards. So far 40 rounds of this ammo have passed through that rifle. It has shot flawlessly. Very accurate and cleaner than the ammo I shoot. It shoots groups of three quarter inch. That is shooting ten plus rounds in a row, with short cool down periods. If your looking for an accurate never failing round. This round can not be beat. Try it. You will be overwhelmingly satisfied. - P. L.
I've been shooting the 140 Grain version of this for a couple of years at white tail from a Remington 700. This stuff is deadly. Seems to hit the deer harder than anything else I've used. The deer just drop. - J. O.
Have had good experiences with this round on cow elk x 4, all more or less broadside, hitting either from above or below. Has passed through in each case, large exit wound, good damage inside (4-5"' hole in lungs). Has shot reasonably well in both a Rem 700 and a Win 70 (Sporter LT). Not quite as accurate as some cup and core bullets, but close, and reliable on game in my experience. Does not seem particularly sensitive to temperature differences -- a good thing. - B. S.
Before trying this round. I used ONLY Hornady stock #8556 140 gr BTSP interlock light magnum rounds in my Winchester Model 70 270 cal. Since they no longer make stock #8556, I thought I would give these a try. The other rounds were incredibly accurate, and had a very easy to handle recoil. After switching to this round I am actually holding the same unbelievable accuracy, and No real noticable difference in recoil. Seemingly a real smooth switch. However, the bullet itself is better. I noticed the knock down power is better and it doesn\'t break apart when impacting bone. To sum it up, it looks to me as a \"sportsman\", that they took the light magnum load and added a better bullet.
In my opinion it is better, but does it justify the price? I believe it does. I want an accurate round that packs a punch for just about any game and gives me a quick clean kill. It does it all, super accurate, hard hitting, and does not erode the accuracy of my rifle. I have switched for good, Hopefully they keep making it! - P. L.