.277 130gr Speer Hot Cor

Joec7651

Handloader
Apr 7, 2019
564
257
I’ve never sectioned the 130gr .277 caliber Hot Cor to check what the jacket taper actually looks like, I just knew it worked well on game. It adds some insight to its performance. A thin jacket at the nose to open quickly, and tapers to a visibly thicker base to retain weight for good penetration. Not a bonded bullet but a stout one all the same. 72C35203-CDAD-4EA6-BB0D-3A10C4625BB6.jpeg
 

Guybo

Handloader
Aug 4, 2005
331
34
Good pic, thanks for sharing. I have a co-worker that shoots that same bullet in his .270 and really likes it. My personal favorite is the 120gr in the 25.06 but i've also used the 150gr in 30.06 and .308 with excellent results as well. The Speer Hot-Cor is no doubt a very tough bullet.
 

DrMike

Ballistician
Nov 8, 2006
35,188
1,737
It is a fine bullet that performs well, fulfilling the design provided. Fine job sectioning the bullet to display construction.
 

PJGunner

Handloader
Dec 11, 2010
1,799
324
I've used the 165 gr. Hot Core on the .308 and 30-06 and it's a good bullet I never did like the 130 gr. bullet in the .270, always went with the 150 gr., usually the Sierra Game King or Nosler Partition. I've run the 250 gr. Hot Cores in the .35 Whelen but never got a shot on game when I was using that bullet. According to friends that one works very well.
Paul B.
 

Cleveland48

Handloader
Jul 28, 2015
1,925
35
Used the 140 hot-cor for in 6.5 mm and 350 hot-cor in 416, and 160 hot-cor in 7mm. Always performed excellent for me with great accuracy. Big fan of that bullet.


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