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HORNADY 178gr.Amax

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by .308djc, Nov 24, 2010.

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  1. .308djc

    .308djc Member

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    Just wanting to know if anybody has reloaded these for.308 and if so what was used and how they performed.Thanks
     
  2. MTMilitiaman

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    I too am interested, esp if someone tried these through an M1A.
     
  3. MCMXI

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    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


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  4. MCMXI

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    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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