The reason so many people keep chiming in is because.I'll be glad to report back when I've past the 1K mark. I'm just reporting what I have observed. At no time did I say that this was the best bullet ever made or that it defies gravity, cross winds and picks up speed on the way to the target.
This last weekend, I was able to hit a 4" X 8" steel plate at 1000 yards a few times. Heck, even my misses were darn close. I was impressed.
Now if the 111th round falls apart on me, I will report that.
What puzzles me is why anyone would not appreciate any data, even if it is only a few rounds.
Like I said, the barrel is a 1:7 twist and after ordering it, I discovered the complaints about this bullet disintegrating. I was really worried about going with that twist afterwards considering I also purchased 2000 rounds. If you want to laugh at me for purchasing so much ammo without testing it; that's okay.
But look at it this way, I can test that 2000 rounds and let everyone know of my results. And I'm doing it at my expense. And I'm glad to do it.
If I don't have any problems with the other 1890 rounds then it looks like I made a good decision. If things start going bad with the remainder, some folks can then profit from my mistake.
I don't doubt that there are a lot of credible reports. Nevertheless, maybe we can all find other factors causing the disentrigation.
For example, my barrel is a Kreiger 27" 6.5 CM with a 1:7 twist. So if nobody else is having any problems with the same bullet at the same speed in the same barrel that may be significant.
If other people are having problems with a different manufacturer's barrel with the same twist with the same speed that would give us something to go on.
The more data the better.
Cant push them reliably to the speeds we want
We want a reliable bullet, batch to batch, barrel to barrel
Its great they work for you. Atleast so far. There are guys here that shoot them still but its a known issue. We all know they may work but for what we spend on ammo why take the chance in many cases. The disappearing bullet scenario randomly showing up at a march or on a hunt is no bueno!!!! So many choices for bullets why take the chance.