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338 250gr BTHP Match bullet by Hornady...????

 
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:09 PM
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338 250gr BTHP Match bullet by Hornady...????

Just noticed a few stores offering this bullet. No info on the Hornady site. Anyone know anything about this bullet? BC?

Priced well if the BC is similar to other Match bullets.

The interest in the 338 Lapua is starting to have dividends in new stuff.

Jerry
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Old 05-16-2006, 10:35 AM
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Re: 338 250gr BTHP Match bullet by Hornady...????

According to midway's website the B.C. of this bullet is only .465, significantly lower than the matchkings. Bullet almost look like a sierra gameking hpbt with a small bt and a larger hp. They are also more expensive than matchkings. Just click on the technical specifications and uses and the B.C. will show up.



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Old 05-16-2006, 10:59 AM
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Re: 338 250gr BTHP Match bullet by Hornady...????

I saw that too. Was dissapointed. However, other stores show their price for a box of 100. Not sure who is right as the Hornady website has no info.

Bizarre that they would design a match bullet with a low BC given how important that is to the market.

Rumour has it Hornady is seriously thinking about a 275gr Amax. Fingers and toes crossed for that.

Jerry
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Re: 338 250gr BTHP Match bullet by Hornady...????

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Rumour has it Hornady is seriously thinking about a 275gr Amax.

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That rumor is true. I'm not sure on the weight but they are looking @ .338 AMax. Also several other calibers and weights. They may also go back to the old design on the 7mm 162 gr Amax. Only time will tell though!!
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Re: 338 250gr BTHP Match bullet by Hornady...????

Jerry,

I was at the Hornaday plant a while back, i showed them my 338 snipe-tac round as i was interested in them making the dies for me. I also said there is a need for more choices on high BC 338 bullets. They said that they were working on the 250grn bullet, i told them to also look heavier, 275-325grns. We will see what comes along.

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Old 05-16-2006, 11:41 AM
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Re: 338 250gr BTHP Match bullet by Hornady...????

Jerry, I found the 250's on the hornady website, under their catalog. Looks like the low b.c. was right. Here is the site. http://www.hornady.com/media/2006cat...ifle_Match.pdf
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Re: 338 250gr BTHP Match bullet by Hornady...????

You guys might want to see how it actually flies--Hornady is pretty conservative with some of their BC's.
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