Hornady A-Tip bullets 250gr 30cal bullet

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  1. Gord0

    Gord0 Well-Known Member

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    Should have seen the responses I got posting a pic of my blackout load.
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    Wonder what I can get out of these 250's in the 300blk?
     
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  2. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha Jesus. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near an AR that’s shooting that.

    I would have captioned the picture...

    “The ---- bullets are too long to seat properly!”
     
  3. Gord0

    Gord0 Well-Known Member

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    Re-read my post, kind if came across a little backwards. That's an actual load for my blackout with a 150gr gold dot. I was saying after that, I wonder what these 250's would do in a blackout.
     
  4. 300whisper

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    Serious question. How do you seat the bullet? Is it a crimp? Powder get packed down a little?
     
  5. NEMTHunter

    NEMTHunter Well-Known Member

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    Well I do not have either of those so I guess I am out of luck..
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    On second thought. can you load a 22LR to creedmoor specs??
     
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  6. 300whisper

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    Yeah super easy. I pull the bullets and add little cuts of C4. Boom...creedmoor performance.
     
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  7. NEMTHunter

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    O boy!! That almost sounds like something I did when I was 11 Years old. Never did it again either!

    Send me some samples to see if it works in my gun. man just think of the look on a gophers face when I hit him at a mile!
     
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  8. Bravo 4

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    So that’s what the C in C4 stands for...creed 4!

    Sounds like a Dr. Seuss invention, maybe he worked for Hornady.
     
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  9. Gord0

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    It's only seated about half way down the neck, and is a compressed load of CFE BLK, it also gets a crimp.
     
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    I feel ya with those high velocities and high BC. Just not sure how well they will do waaay out there with some wind. I kinda have a 800-1000 yard cutoff for the 6.5s when the wind gets goofy. I step into the .284 caliber heavier bullets. Then again behind that 1200-1400 range jump into the 338 heavies. Love killing them ground hogs on calm mornings waaay out there well past 1000 but once the wind comes out, so does the 284. It just gets it done better in wind.
     
  12. highdrum

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    Does anyone have the bearing surface length for the 230 a tips? I'm excited about these for my norma improved.
     
  13. NEMTHunter

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    The 230 OAL is 1.760 and the bearing surface is .535
     
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  14. highdrum

    highdrum Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir!