Hornady .338 250gr Match, .675bc ????

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by PEI Rob, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. PEI Rob

    PEI Rob Well-Known Member

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    https://www.hornady.com/shop/?page=ballistics/popup&product_sku=33361

    What's up with that? Is that bullet really that hi in a G1 bc? How do they shoot? How do they kill?

    Cheers,
    Rob
     
  2. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    Rob, first, welcome aboard. it's a great place to hang your hat.

    i can't say i've ever heard anyone talk about shooting them. many use the a-max with great results but this bullet seems to be a hollow point type match bullet without the tip. i saw them this summer when working with the 250SMK, but already had too much invested in testing and not enough time to test other bullets for hunting season. i might try some if the Bergers don't come out in time for next year. shoot some and let us know how they shoot and what the BC is.
     

  3. jax270

    jax270 New Member

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    I thought the B.C. was rated .450ish for the hornady match.
     
  4. gliechty

    gliechty Well-Known Member

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    New 250 gr Match

    It appears that hornady has redesigned their 250 gr match, as the previous 250 gr match bullet had a super low BC and the new one is not yet available. I am looking forward to trying the new version.

    The BC is comparable to the Lapua Scenar, and hopefully is will open up on game. This could be a great bullet. Lets cross our fingers.

    Oh BTW, the list price is $43 per 50, ouch!!!
     
  5. PEI Rob

    PEI Rob Well-Known Member

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    I'm building a rifle for a buddy so I won't be able to work with many different bullets. I was planning on trying the 225 AB first, 250 GK second, until I saw such a hi bc for the Hornady match. Give the somewhat surprising success many are having with the 300MK, I thought maybe someone tried the Hornady match on some game.

    I'll send Hornady an email and see what they say about the bc.

    Cheers,
    Rob
     
  6. PEI Rob

    PEI Rob Well-Known Member

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    That was the reply. I had noted the stock # didn't change so wasn't sure if they had a new bullet or not. Looks like they do.

    Now this begs the question, how do we know which style is in the box? If I phone a supplier and ask for some #33361, how do I know what I'm going to get?

    I think I'll just get the Lapuas :D

    Cheers,
    Rob
     
  7. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    if you're just punching paper, the Lapua's are great. but if you're going to hunt, i wouldn't use the Lapua's unless you're gonna shoot tanks or something with a bunch of armor! they're one tuff SOB.
     
  8. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    What Davewilson said. No good for game.......