Good load. Used on a coyote at 30 yards and it was an instant 'drop'. Exit wound was about 3 inches in diameter. Low-moderate recoil; actually, I've never been aware of it. No doubt would be effective on Whitetail deer, hogs and similar sized animals. Overall, a very good choice. - A. S.
I have been overwhelming impressed with this ammo. It has been exceptionally accurate fired through a CZ model 527 carbine. Made 2 clean kills last season. One on a 100lb. hog at about 40 yds., massive damage to vitals with large exit wound. Second on a nice hill country buck at approx. 110 yds. Again, massive damage to vitals but no exit wound. Was initially concerned with hunting with a v-max bullet but have concluded that with the slower velocities of the 7.62x39 it performs fantastically. Would highly recommend this Hornady round to anyone looking for a hunting round. - T. F.
Great annealed brass if you plan on reloading. Functioned flawless in the mini 30 tactical. Accuracy off a bench with sand bags with a scope was about 1 1/2" to 1 3/4"@ 50 yds. with 5 shot groups, with flyers opening them another 1/4" to 3/8" (not some of my best). For the money of regular price I expected a little better. The price at Ables' was the best I found and decided to try a few boxes but I would never pay the full amount for this ammo. Ables' shipping was fast and reasonable, I have bought from them in the past and will buy from them in the future. - MIKE