- Jun 4, 2016
I am considering using Hornady 165 g GMX in my 300 Win Mag this fall for moose, does anyone have any on game experience with them
Did they say 2,000 foot pounds or feet per second?I use the 165 GMX in 308, 30/06 and the 140 grain version for my 30/30. The Gmx was redesigned and Hornady renamed it to the Controlled expanding (CX) bullet. The Company claims that the bullet is more accurate due to a change in the Ogive and can be used out to 400 or 500 yards. please keep in mind that approximately 2000 foot pounds of energy is needed for that projectile to expand.
I think I screwed up. I believe you are right with 2000 feet per second. But that is probably more than 2000 foot pounds of energy. At a distance of 300 yards, one could probably harvest any game in North America with the venerable 06 and a well placed shot. A Hornady technician told me that the Gmx is capable of harvesting a moose within reasonable hunting distances. The literature from the company states that a 1500 pound animal can be taken with that bulletDid they say 2,000 foot pounds or feet per second?
The reason I ask is because I was told, “Over 2,000 feet per second to expand.”
That might have changed with the redesign.