Originally Posted by MagMan
Bill, this is a generation 1 Henson 280 by a 300 SMK.
This is a great photo of the original (Gen I) bullets.
The Gen II 280s are for all practical purposes the same length.
BUT, for the comparison of a 300 HAT along side of a 300 SMK, add .085" to the length of the above pictured 280 and you will have the length of the Gen II 300 HAT.
Specifiallly, the 300 grain HAT is .225" longer than the 300 grain SMK. This could be quite a BC gain over a 300 SMK.
As soon as RG gets me some "production run" 280s and 300s, we will have some drop information for the folks to crunch into their computers and equipment.
FWIW, I do have an action (Hall "G") for a Cheytac-case build, but since the 265s have such high BCs, I see no need for it at this time. Lapua-based cases will do just fine and will wipe the floor with anything else in the same bore size that does not use the HATS.
Can you imagine a Cheytac-based case blistering these 265s out at 3500 fps?