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Hornady A Tip Match

25 Apr 2019
@ 09:11 am (GMT)

Caleb Mayfield

Just saw this video pop up. They sell it well. Thoughts?

Hornady A Tip Match

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25 Apr 2019
@ 09:13 am (GMT)

Caleb Mayfield

Re: Hornady A Tip Match
Also,

Hornady Website for the A-Tip
25 Apr 2019
@ 09:20 am (GMT)

Caleb Mayfield

Re: Hornady A Tip Match
And for US pricing:

Midway USA A-Tip
25 Apr 2019
@ 10:15 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Hornady A Tip Match
Hi Caleb, looks like a return to the original A-MAX before they got into polymer tips. Its a full circle. It should be just the same as the original, very fast killing but with improved weights and BC's.

25 Apr 2019
@ 11:44 am (GMT)

Caleb Mayfield

Re: Hornady A Tip Match
Nathan- That was my observation after getting through both videos. Nice to know I was on the right track.

Key features of the "new" offering from my observations(for whatever that's worth):
- It's the A-max. With an aluminum tip, being offered in what seems to be heavy-for-caliber weights compared to current offerings.
- Packaged sequentially as they come off the presses. That seems to be really the biggest change as far as you might actually observe.
- Improved BC's. The aluminum tip allows for a little more control on the profile and dimensions enabling a bump in BC.
-Expensive. In the US they are $0.80-$0.90/bullet.
25 Apr 2019
@ 08:16 pm (GMT)

Garrett Pasquale

Re: Hornady A Tip Match
Ouch! That needs to be a lot of bullet for a bang!!
26 Apr 2019
@ 08:32 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Hornady A Tip Match
Hi Caleb, yep, thats about the size of it. The big issue will be OAL's. If a guy is running the .300 PRC, I would suggest that he would need a Wyatt box to accomodate the OAL if seating close to the lands.

You can see why I wanted to shorten the OAL on the Foster / Manson .300 Win Mag. For long time now, I have been warning guys to pick their actions carefully as the projectiles are getting longer. Both Manson and I wrestled with this. I knew I had to make the OAL shorter (shorter than SAAMI min) and I was concerned that those who already knew the .300 Win Mag would immediately question the idea of shortening it. But through careful math we were able to regain power elsewhere and now after seeing the release of yet another extremely long bullet, I am glad we stuck to this concept as the 230gr simply won't sit close to the lands in a standard chamber and still feed through a Remington mag box. So for me, its a bit of a sigh of relief, we did the right thing and it should hopefully benefit a lot of shooters.
26 Apr 2019
@ 01:31 pm (GMT)

Iain

Re: Hornady A Tip Match
Nathan, you refer to the 230 308, but what about the 250 308.?

Those things are going to be crowding the flash hole LOL.

Both the 230 and the 250 just scream 30 PRC to me, but that sort of thing is getting us into heavy rifles and possibly brakes, neither of which are my cup of tea.
 

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