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Hawk bullets accuracy

Just wanted to post a message about these great bullets. In the spring of 2009,in my 338 win mag at a distance that I can't believe, I managed to get one inch group with 275 grain 338 win mag hawk bullets, at 300yrds. I haven't yet put them to use on game but can't wait to see. Thumbs up
Anyone else have similar results?
have a good one
John

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Re: Hawk bullets accuracy

Welcome to BGH forum and thanks for sharing the info on those bullets. Thumbs up I have no experience with those particular bullets, but might just try reloading a batch one day. Thanks.

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Re: Hawk bullets accuracy

Welcome to BGH!

I've never even seen one. I'm also not much for experminting. Been using the same bullet's in the same rifles for years. In the if it ain't broke, don't fix it crowd!

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Hawk Bullets accuracy

I am shooting a US made Weatherby .300 and last week got in some new rounds, from Superior Ammo, loaded with Hawk 250 grain RN. I shot two groups of 3 at 25 yards when bracing my hand, no sand bags or suppport mechanism. The first - cold barrel - was a group of 5/8" the second was a group of 3/8".

A friend shooting his .300 Weatherby loaded with the same Hawk 250gr by Superior, shot into soaked telephone books at 100 yards, got 18" penetration, mass rentention was 173.5 grains and expansion was 2.5.

These Hawk bullets look good. 

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Welcome to BGH! I hear lot's

Welcome to BGH! I hear lot's of great things about different bullet's. Then about the time you think they are the best, someone has a rifle they won't shoot. Rifle's like what they like and some rifles can be very fussy.

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Hawk Bullets

In Septemeber I used the 250 grain Hawk bullet in my .300 Weatherby Magnum hunting black bear. My shot was from 220 yards. The bear was quartered away from me when I put the cross hairs right behind its right shoulder. The wind shifted just as I pulled the trigger and the bear shfted to the left. The bullet entered shoulder high just in front of the right rear leg. It knocked the bear down. The guide and I found that the bullet had gone through the left lung and had busted up the left shoulder before coming to rest about three inches in front of the left shoulder under the skin. The expansion appeared to be 2.5-3 times and the weight retention looked to be more than 80%. Unfortunately I lost the bullet and was unable to actually weigh and measure. But it did the job.

 

I attached 2 targets which are the result of the Hawk bullets out of my .300 Weatherby at 25 yards. One larger group was cold barrel. The tighter group was bullets 4-6.

 

  

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I have never used these

I have never used these bullets but will put them on my list for future reference. So far I have had my best results with Barnes triple shocks and Nosler ballistic tips.

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I loaded and used Hawk

I loaded and used Hawk bullets in my 30-06.  Been about 15 yrs. or so, but I remember them being very accurate.  I reviewed my data from back then and they shot well for me.  I never used them for hunting though, I was using IMR 7828 and couldn't get the velocity I was looking for.  I had 200 gr. Hawk's.  I do know some fella's up in Wyoming that used them back then, they said they had similiar results.  Good luck.

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