Re: Flat based bullets
No myth about the boat tails, they shoot flatter then the flat base bullets the further you go out in distance.
Some shooters have found that the flat base bullets shoot well and a slower twist barrel seems to be the answer. This, along with a certain amount of rifle grooves and widths to make them perform well must be considered also.
Comparing the 200 gr Barnes Flat base hollow point bullet to the Sierra 200 gr MK with 108 grs of the SAME powder (in both) in the 300 Tomahawk, the Barnes flat base will be 10' low at 1100 yards. The boat tail is a flatter shooting bullet by far.
From what I have heard, the boys at Hawks Ridge have been trying the flat base for sometime now and maybe some are getting better accuracy from them now as compaired to what they first did.
Paper shooting and hunting are sometimes much different concepts. As you know, the flattest shooting and highest BC bullet will out perform a lessor bullet at extended range.
I think if you check out the most wins and records held at 1000 yard matches and ranges, you will find that a Boat tail bullet did it. It will be a custom BT or the Sierra MK in most cases.