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  1. gunmutt

    2016 Hornady products - take my money

    Again these would work better in the lever action as well. Some lever actions are 44 mag, 45 colt and such. I am not knocking on what you are saying and I totally agree that they would not be a good option for a handgun. As for semi-auto - the caliber they offer in the FTX are not for semi auto - http://www.hornady.com/store/LEVERevolution-FTX-c-416 -GLShooter has corrected me that they do offer some of the bigger cartridges for big bore ARs
  2. gunmutt

    2016 Hornady products - take my money

    The flex tip was designed for tube magazine rifles. The issue with the 30-30 lever action is the tip of the bullets contacts the base, which could potentially cause a round to fire. The flex tip is soft enough to prevent this issue but gives the better BCs compared to round nose bullets. The new tip on the ELDs probably don't give that much of and advantage compared to the polymer tip of an a-max, but even the smallest advantage is still and advantage.
  3. gunmutt

    2016 Hornady products - take my money

    The tips probably do degrade at long range for the high velocity cartridges like the 26 Nosler and such. This might be a bullet for those. But really not much can beat the bergers, both for match the match grade VLDs and the hunting. Maybe this will get Sierra in a hurry to release more of the tipped matchkings for other calibers - say 6.5 and 7mm
  4. gunmutt

    2016 Hornady products - take my money

    It is nice that they finally replaced the tip. I agree they most likely melted during flight. It was probably changed due to reduction of manufacturing cost for the newer tips and the ability to catch up with the competition. I doubt they will compete with berger vld on many aspects. $45 for 100 bullets is the same price as many comparable brands. The safe cycle is still a cool concept. I am guessing that hornady will help make it a more staple item. My range requires chamber flags when range is cold. The fact that this model is metal and fits the bolt is nice though. It doesn't melt or cause a lot of damage to components. I just wonder if it would damage the chamber at all. The new single stage press is nice though. Would be great for small spaces and keep everything organizied.
  5. http://youtu.be/VY3CKco6rqc Anyone see the new Hornady products coming out. The new bullet tips might be a game changer. Also the new safe cycle is a very interesting product.
  6. gunmutt

    Is Lyman .223 55gr load data too hot

    There are lots of people that drive two hours or more. It is worth it to join. You can't beat the price with all they offer, plus there are lots of really great shooters to learn from. It is also fun to shoot next to the Murfreesboro sniper team. I also took the carbine class and it is worth the time and money. I plan to take more classes when I have time
  7. gunmutt

    Is Lyman .223 55gr load data too hot

    True. I try a small work up to 25.5 and back off if I see pressure signs.
  8. gunmutt

    Is Lyman .223 55gr load data too hot

    Its about the same at SE in Chapel Hill. I like the carbine bay and the long range up to 1200 yards
  9. gunmutt

    Is Lyman .223 55gr load data too hot

    I know, I guess I could say I reload for .223 wylde
  10. gunmutt

    Is Lyman .223 55gr load data too hot

    I stay away from that place. I go to the range in Chapel Hill.
  11. gunmutt

    Is Lyman .223 55gr load data too hot

    It is 5.56 brass but I call it more of .223 due to there is not a 5.56 sizing die
  12. gunmutt

    Is Lyman .223 55gr load data too hot

    Which is why I was going to stay close to my last v=batch of 25 and only move up to 25.3 - 25.6
  13. gunmutt

    Is Lyman .223 55gr load data too hot

    Well accuracy was not great at 25gr and still slow out of the tube. Chrono avg was around 2900. With CFE I was able to get 3100, but I got a deal on the H335 froma friend that got out of reloading. As for temp wise I was only going to make up some for plinking and will shoot it when it gets cold. I like to up and move around running drills in the cold weather.
  14. gunmutt

    Is Lyman .223 55gr load data too hot

    I am using LC and WCC brass with #41 primers. The bullets are 55 gr FMJ. I dont know who made them, they were a deal I got at a swap meet a few months back. Oh and I am just outside of the Boro