We first had a chance to shoot Hornady’s unique A-Tip Match aluminum-tipped bullets at an event at Leupold’s range in Oregon earlier this year. The results at distances of well over a mile were impressive.
Since then we’ve gotten our hands on a supply of the precisely made and packaged projectiles and JWT is in the process of comparing them to Hornady’s also-excellent ELD Match bullets. Look for that write-up this month.
In the mean time, Hornady has announced that the Precision Rifle Series has named A-Tip Match bullets as their official bullets this year. Here’s their press release . . .
Hornady® is pleased to announce A-Tip™ Match bullets have been named the official bullet of the Precision Rifle Series in 2020.
The Precision Rifle Series structures a yearly points race for both the PRS Pro Bolt Gun Series and the PRS Regional Series. The Precision Rifle Series is recognized as the leading organizing body for local, regional and national matches, tracking of scores and the growth of the practical, long range rifle discipline.
Years of research and testing by the Hornady Ballistic Development Group, combined with advanced manufacturing processes and quality control measures have led to the creation of the ultimate low drag, high performance match bullet – A-Tip™ Match.
The most striking visual feature of the A-Tip™ Match bullet is its long, uniform, precision-machined aluminum tip. The longer aluminum tips are machined to be caliber specific and when coupled with highly refined AMP® bullet jackets, aggressive profiles and optimized boattails the result is enhanced drag efficiency across the board.
The materials, design and manufacturing techniques combine for the most consistent and accurate match bullets available. In addition to development projectiles that will shoot well in a variety of chambers, the Ballistic Development Group also designed the A-Tip™ bullets with the right balance between the center of gravity of the projectile versus the center of pressure to minimize in-flight drag variability.