I've been reloading since 1971. But not for this SAKO A-7 I bought a couple years ago. I find the Barnes TSX 150 gr very accurate in this rifle. It has a 1:11 SS barrel and shoots this ammo very consistently at .5 to .75 inch at 100 yes - over the last three years. Would recommend giving it a try in other rifles. - PAUL
The power, energy and accuracy of this round cannot be exaggerated. Mulies, whitetail and elk out to 600 meters in my experience, and further, so I'm told. I have no reason to doubt them. It took some getting used to after using 150 grain fmj target rounds, but the difference will blow you away. Some may say it's a bit pricey but for what you get it's a bargain. No perceived increase in recoil and accuracy beyond my expectations. - ERIC
I shot these rounds out of my Remington 700 SPS while hunting last year. The whitetail deer in Southeast Georgia aren't very big so I don't really need a really heavy round or load. These bullets work great for what I am doing. I killed 2 nice bucks, 6 does and 1 200 lb hog at anywhere from 50 to 300 yards. I dropped 2 deer and the hog in their tracks and the other 6 deer ran no more than 30 yards. I really like this round because it works well and I don't have to look far for my game. It is powerful enough to "smoke" whatever I shoot without ruining any meat. All together, I have used about 10 boxes of this ammo in my 700 and can say that the rounds are accurate and dependable. I plan on purchasing more for this year. - R. P.
This Ammo groups Sub-MOA out of my Tikka T-3 and it did one heck of a number on the big ole Muley Buck I shot this year. Hit him right where I should have and he drop in less than 10 yards. I also shoot the same ammo in 95 grain out of my .243 which also groups Sub-MOA. I give this Ammo an A+. Keep it up Hornady cause you're doing something right! - J. P.