Originally Posted by Timber338
I'm wondering the same exact thing... I don't quite understand how the flat base makes such a big difference. But obviously something is going on to make for some great groups!
The accuracy of a flat base is really no surprise, as most of the true match bullets were, and still are flat base bullets. I truly believe, that it is because if the bearing surface, or better put, more of it. I would think that the construction would be simpler, making it less apt to be flawed. Some rifles , long throated or not, simply prefer flat base bullets, period.
I was told by a teck from Sierra, years ago, that the advantages of a boat tail, don't really take effect til AFTER about 500 yards. Additionally, he said, that a flat base bullet does not " yaw" like some boat tails do, rather, they stabilize very quickly. It goes to show ya, that guns ARE like women, they want what they want, and nothing else will do!