Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
Not sure actually. The Sierra's I load and the Hornady's I load all are ballistic tipped. The Sierras meplat is a PITA for the most part and the V-Max are red plastic, no issue for the most part. The driving force for me is Sierra. All their offerings have a dissimilar material for the meplat. The solids are considered non-hunting bullets. I have 'em both btw.
Just habit and form follows function I guess. For off the shelf components, it's usually Sierra or Hornady and special ocassion bullets are Cutting Edge...very special considering the price per box and sometimes, the wait time.
I'm really not adverse to a non-tipped bullet, I just don't load them as a rule....and being an old fart, I'm kind of stuck in my ways.