A Big +1 NCG! I have found the same in my experience.Have used it in several calibers and, no, I'm not buying that one, at least in terms of velocity versus accuracy. With every gun I've owned, there is a certain velocity level with a given bullet weight that gets me the best accuracy and it's very rarely the max velocity loads. Factory hunting ammo like the Hornady tends to run on the high side in terms of velocity as a selling point.
If it's a matter of achieving velocity with a given pressure and so on, then their claims probably have some merit. In terms of accuracy, though, I do better with handholds, as above.
Yes custom. I know the difference between custom and super performance. I'm not a newb when it comes to ammo.To be sure - you're asking about the Hornady CUSTOM line, not the SUPERPERFORMANCE line, right?
The Super Performance stuff is super fast, sometimes seemingly at the cost of accuracy, but the Custom ammo I have used hasn't been spec'd for any higher velocity than typical for its respective cartridge. Maybe I'm using the wrong Custom ammunition though - I've only used 204R, 6.8SPC, 7mmRM, 308win, 30-06, and 300wm in the Custom line.
Again - to be clear - I never implied that you're a "newb".Yes custom. I know the difference between custom and super performance. I'm not a newb when it comes to ammo.
On a velocity basis alone, probably. Accuracy in firearm "X", always, never, maybe, maybe not. ??Hornady engineers claim it outperforms hand loaded ammo 9 times out of 10. Is Hornady telling the truth?
Couldn't agree more.My experience has been that many of my rifles do not like the hot loads that are factory but rather do better with less powder. To me out perform is about accuracy not velocity. I also have seen rifles that do better at the top end of the load spectrum. The key with handloading is to figure out what's best for you. That's the fun of it and at times the challenge.