New Hornady 178 BTHP load

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    +1 quick! Rob, or anybody actually, if you see where to get this stuff, please post back here with links to it. id love to try a box.


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    didnt hornady already put out a 178 gr HPBT match cartridge? If so.. make sure you see the "super performance" in front of it.. found a few places selling the 178 gr HPBT match but its around $20 a box.. dont think its this new ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob01
    They are in SAAMI specs. They are using the superformance powders which keep pressures normal but velocity up. It's all in the powder.
    Cool! :P

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    Hornady never loaded a 178 AMAX and the BTHP is a new bullet. They did load 168 AMAX and BTHP. There are other comanies that load the 178 AMAX in their ammo though but not Hornady.

    My team mate has some and should be doing some shooting with it this weekend. Will let you know what I hear.

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    That would be much appreciated Rob. I look forward to what your team mate has to say about it.
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    Interesting to see what the drop chart on this looks like.

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    If anyone sees a site with this for sale post it up! I'll be looking through some sites as well.
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    I am very glad to hear this will be out,

    BUT, I am not a big fan of shooting factory ammo which costs well over $1 per round!

    Obviously I would like to be able to get the key components, which in this case I would assume are the bullet and powder, and handload them.

    Any chance of that happening?

    Hats off to Hornady for coming up with what sounds like an outstanding factory round, which may be destined to unseat the FGMM King of the Hill!

    Many thanks also to Rob & Team Blaster, I am sure they had at least a little to do with it!

    Best of Luck,
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    No chance of getting the powder at this time. It's a special blended powder designed for the Superformance ammo. The bullet will be out in the future and you can use it with any powder that you use for the 178AMAX or 175 SMK like Varget. Just don't expect the Superformance velocities. That said you should be able to get them close if not over 2700fps with Varget and with the bullet's BC it would still be an excellent performer.

    The Team can't take any credit for the new round although we have been telling them for years they need to come up with a 178 weight load for long range .308 shooters. We just wanted the 178 AMAX but it seems like they developed a new bullet with a better BC which is cool with us

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    This 'aggressive' ogive design, does it mean that there will be a mismatch between it and existing .308 chambers? I'm specifically asking in regards to a Tango-51. If one wanted to get the most out of this new round would one need to have a specially tailored chamber to it?

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