6.5 123-gr. A-Max BC?

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Anybody shot it yet to get an ~confirmation on it's reported .51 BC?
 
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Hornady tells me that they won't be out for another month or so.

Can't wait to try them in my 6.5x47 Lapua!

-X3M
 
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I saw this the other day as well. I can't believe what a big jump they got in BC in going from 120 grains to 123 grains.
 
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You're celebrating BC of .510?
Have you considered the good old 123Lapua Scenar at .548?
Been around quite while..
 
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I'm celebrating .51 BC with a polymer tip in a bullet that MAY increase terminal performance on varmint-sized critters at longer ranges.
 
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The fact that they cost close to half of the price of lapua and are easier to find doesn't hurt either.
 
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hoping this will fit the magazine and throat in my 6.5 Grendel (JP Enterprises). it would be the go to bullet for prairie dogs.
 
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I picked up a bunch from Graf's a few weeks ago. Tried them out in my 6.5Lapua and averaged .395 at 100yds , 4-5 shot groups. At 465yds noticed a hair more drop than my 123 Lapuas. Rifle is a Barlein barreled Stiller action in a Manners stock.
 
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This may be a very nice all around bullet for smaller 6.5 rounds. People need to keep in mind, the 123 Lapua does NOT have a .55 average G1 BC. In fact, when launched from Grendel velocities it averages below .5 from the muzzle to subsonic (this can be seen from Lapua's own CD data).

I expect the A-Max's actual BC will be very close, if not better than the Scenar and offer reliable expansion at long range. I've had good luck with the 140 so far, a good 123 will be a nice addition to the line.
 

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