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Old 09-08-2006, 02:12 PM
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Hornady 338 250gr HPBT Match bullets

Anyone tried these or will I be first? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

Saw a box @ local store. Looked them up on Hornady's web site.

No ballistic info.

Called the 800 #.

They are so new that customer support wasn't aware of them when I called.

Their BC is 0.470 Most of their other stuff is 0.430

Hornady said expansion has never been tested.
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Re: Hornady 338 250gr HPBT Match bullets

I saw the prototypes this winter at the Hornaday plant, I asked the rep why didn't they make them bigger? He had no answer to that. He said they are serious about getting into the long range aspect. I said they need to get a bullet 300-325grns in .338 cal, there is a big market. He was going to talk with Steve Hornaday and voice my opinions. I said a AMax bullet in 325grns would be the ticket. I have heard nothing back on the subject.

I haven't tried the bullet, my 338snipe-tac rifle is better suited for the larger weight bullets. The 250MK i tried shoots very good, speeds are way up there, 3650fps. I like the 300MK's reasonable and they shoot good. I suspect the 250 Horn bullet will work best in the slower 338cal guns.

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Re: Hornady 338 250gr HPBT Match bullets

My 338 RUM doesn't seem to want to push a 250gr pill or a 225gr pill for that matter, much over 3000 FPS.
I'm going to try some of those Hrndys. If they shoot, I hunt with them.
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Re: Hornady 338 250gr HPBT Match bullets

Roy it seems like you mentioned that you can get over 3,000 with the 225 but you had accuracy issues, is that correct?
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Re: Hornady 338 250gr HPBT Match bullets

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Roy it seems like you mentioned that you can get over 3,000 with the 225 but you had accuracy issues, is that correct?

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This accuracy was after finishing the Tubbs Final Finish process and piller & skim bedding.

The 3027 velocity was the fouler.

This is as fast and as accurate as I can get any of the 225s. Even 0.5gr more powder gets me extraction problems and loose primer pockets.

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Re: Hornady 338 250gr HPBT Match bullets

Why do those 225 Hornady's spire points with the cannelures shoot so well? My 338 WM loves them also. Another short stubby bullet that groups well is the 200 Speer flat point. Roy what Brass are you using? As you probably know the web section is the weakest link in the brass. Just an idea that you may have already explored.
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Re: Hornady 338 250gr HPBT Match bullets

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Roy what Brass are you using?

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The only choice at the moment, for me, is REM brass and it is the pits for several reasons. See the thread on Nosler brass to see some of the reasons.

This rifle when it was a 338 WM loved the the Hor 255s also and Sierra Game Kings and WC 252 RBBTs.
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