Hornady 105 BTHP

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  1. Iowa Fox

    Iowa Fox Silver $$ Contributor

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    Is anyone here using the Hornady 105 BTHP for long range competition. Does it have anything over the 105 A max?
     
  2. bdale

    bdale NRA Life Member

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    There was an article about the old tips deforming at long range on their bullets reason they went with a new material for the tips, so I would think the 105 BTHP may have an advantage over the old style tipped bullets but don't know if that would be true with their newer design tips. Personally I don't use them so I can't give you any hands on experience :-\
     
  3. mao0720

    mao0720 Silver $$ Contributor

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    From my experience the design of the 105 bthp is different than the 105 amax. The amax has a shorter bearing surface and a more secant ogive, the hpbt has a longer bearing surface and a tangent ogive. In 243 win and 6MMAR I could never push the 105 hpbt as fast or as accurate as the amax. I always got pressure signs much lower in the powder charge range.
     
  4. Iowa Fox

    Iowa Fox Silver $$ Contributor

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    One of the reasons I ask is they have a better BC than the 105 A Max and Hornady is calling them Match bullets.
     
  5. Dusty Stevens

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    They can call them super match golds if they want to- dont make em so!
     
  6. LRPV

    LRPV Jason Walker

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    Pretty well summed that up Dusty.
     
  7. 1lnbrdg

    1lnbrdg Silver $$ Contributor

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    It's my preferred bullet to 600 yds. For the price-point, they can't be beat. They do pretty good at 1K but the Berger and Sierras are slightly better at that range.
     
  8. LRPV

    LRPV Jason Walker

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    When you find them on sale, they make good dasher brass.
     
  9. dmoran

    dmoran Donovan Moran Silver $$ Contributor

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    For what 600 & 1000 discipline are you referring to?
     
  10. Dgd6mm

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    I have a barrel here that will be going on early next year for TAC shooting. It is a short chambered 6CM (Competition Match). I broke it in with the Hornaday 105 Match and it shows a lot of promise out to 1000 yards. For steel shooting it will be fine, but it still isn't no 105 Berger.
     
  11. 1lnbrdg

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    Midrange and Longrange / sling. I need to read the wind better . . . .
     
  12. dmoran

    dmoran Donovan Moran Silver $$ Contributor

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    I hear ya on the wind.... we all do !.!.!
    My own input is the 105-BTHP will work well for your discipline, with some wind advantage over the AMax.
    Good Luck
    Donovan
     

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