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Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by bc338mtb, Jan 22, 2009.
I see it is labeled as "soon."
You may want to look at the Bore Tech co. as well. It has an OAL of 1.8" and only 245 grns. They are claiming .869 BC for a solid. Could be interesting. One guy on Midway complained that a 1:11 was not enough. So a 1:10 may be the prefered. Just thought I would put that out there.
I wish they would come out with an A-Max for the .338.
+2 to that !
the 250 has been out for a year or so. i shot some last summer. they're supposed to release their 300 A-max some time in the near future.
That sounds great. Should make my mundane .338 Win Mag shine.
OOOOOOOOOOO, wonder what type of balistics that will produce. Should be interesting. I bet it will be a hard hitter, and affordable to boot! Can't wait for the 300's to be out.
I got two boxes of the Hornady .338cal 250 grain BTHP Match last week. I will load them in my .338 Win Mag when I get a chance and let you know how they go.
I have tries the 300 grain SMK's but the trajectory of the 250 grain Hornady projectile should be a lot flatter acording to my Exbal program, retained energy should also be not too far behind the Sierra's either.
One thing I did notice about the Hornady's though is that they have rolled closed the meplat on the nose of the projectile. With the 300 grain SMK the hole seems to very a bit in size and one side some times looks higher than the other. Obviously this dose not hurt accuracy as they have a good reputation.
The Hornady projectiles do look a neat and well finished bullet.
if the Hornady hollow point is rolled shut, that would make them different than the 250's i purchased last year. mine had a very large opening much bigger than the Sierra. i liked this as i thought it would open better/more consistantly combined with their peanut butter jackets on deer sized animals.
i never tested the claimed BC of 675. mine didn't look like they would be as good as the Sierra's which have around 59. Hornady's have a shorter boat tail, shorter ogive to tip and oal not as long.
Here is some pics of the 250 grain Hornday and 300 SMK
Top is the 300 SMK and below is the New Hornady, note the smaller hollow point.
In this photo you can see how the 300 SMK on right has a hollow point that is squared off, while the 250 grain Hornady has its hollow point rounded off and the tip closed in quite a bit.
The boat tail of the Hornady also looks a tad longer than the SMK.
I have not shot the 250 grain Hornady but plan to when the weather cools down a bit, it is going to be about 40 degrees C here this week in Victoria.
Plus a man has to work some time!
Interesting... I can't wait to see what happens. In Queens I imagine you can shoot as far as you need to. Keep us updated. I was a long time Sierra fan, but recently converted to Hornady's for cost savings. I have noticed that price difference isn't much anymore. Again, let us know.
I have a box for sale cheap and part of another box. When the new ones came out I tried them and could not get groups out of them. I liked the BC and have had good success with other hornady bullets but could not get these to shoot. Now I have the extra bullets I will never use. My favorite go to 338-378 will shoot anything good, it is just an awsome shooter. I tried these at a quarter mile and couldn't get these to shoot better than 9 inch groups when most accuracy loads shoot in the 2" range at that distance out of this rifle. Definite target shock when I looked at that target.