HORNADY 178gr.Amax


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.308djc
November 24, 2010, 11:42 PM
Just wanting to know if anybody has reloaded these for.308 and if so what was used and how they performed.Thanks

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MTMilitiaman
November 24, 2010, 11:53 PM
I too am interested, esp if someone tried these through an M1A.

1858
November 25, 2010, 12:01 AM
Just wanting to know if anybody has reloaded these for.308 and if so what was used and how they performed.Thanks

It's a very good bullet that works well as both a match bullet and a hunting bullet. I've found that bullets vary by about 0.5gr from lot to lot and there seem to be three distinct base-to-ogive regimes i.e. when I measure the bullets, they end up in three groups of 0.000", 0.002" and 0.005". These measurements are arbitrary but I have a "reference" bullet that I call 0.000". Here's a 300 yard, 17-shot group from a recent match in windy conditions. I shot the stage in around 15 minutes, the 10-ring is 2.4" and I used the load listed below.

My load consists of the following:

178gr A-MAX
44.2gr Reloder 15
Lapua cases
CCI 200 primers
MV is approx. 2,650 fps


http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/rem700_308win/fclass_tactical_targets/2010/10-24-10/300yard_15shot_group.jpg

1858
November 25, 2010, 12:05 AM
I too am interested, esp if someone tried these through an M1A.

Personally, I wouldn't use these bullets in a semi-auto unless I was single loading them in a match. I'm not basing this on experience but simply on the fact that they have a polymer tip.

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