A-Tips, terminal performance on big game

Northkill

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Like to hear more experiences and data collected from the A-tips on big game. I’d love to use them but can’t seem to find much data on them in terms of terminal performance on game. What is the slowest recommended velocity for impact if indeed they are effective on game?

The 156 EOL is another option that will work I know, but I’m looking to eke out the maximum effective range with the 6.5 PRC. 153 A-tips launched anywhere close to 3,000 fps will go a long ways for sure, but I don’t want to develop a load that I can’t use for anything from woodchucks to elk... (Have been using the 147 ELD-M's)
 

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Yes, the A-Tips by Hornady is what I'm talking about. I've seen a few threads early on discussing or referencing some scattered experiences of others, but haven't seen or heard much on a broader level or of much personal experience on game. (I prefer personal over 'hear-say') I'm sorry if I'm missing something. If anyone would be so kind as to send the link(s) of any in-depth reports, I would be much obliged.
 

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Regardless, still a match, not hunting bullet. Berger hunting bullets are superior.
All the Berger hunting bullets were originally sold as target bullets, they just changed the name on the box.
The Berger .308 215 gr. hybrid target is one of the most effective hunting bullets made. The A-tips may or may not be a good hunting bullet, there is very little data so far because they are new.
 

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I reached out to Gunwerks here in the meantime. They are planning to do more testing on them this coming season. Guessing others will too. Personally, I don't have the game volume potential to do a test like that, and am averse to taking the chance. At least one ballistic gel test was positive, but we'll need more real world experience before I'll invest myself.
 

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No A Tip experience here but by that video it looks like the ELDM bullet results. I know many people like the M bullets for hunting but it is still a match bullet. If you can stay away from the shoulder or big rib on a broadside shot you will be OK. Seems that they just shatter after hitting initial bone. Penetration then is lacking. Not enough for quartering shots at all.
 

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Berger hunting bullets are NOT match bullet with a different label. To say so show your ignorance.
The original match bullets became the current hunting bullets. I didn't say so i read it on Bergers's web site so maybe they are ignorant about their own products.
 

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bigbulls - Thank-you sir. I was looking for something like that and couldn't find it.
 

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