Once again, Hornady Ammunition is jumping the gun, releasing 2015 product info well before anyone starts singing Auld Lang Syne. The Big Red H (as Pigman is wont to call it) has fashioned a new line of lead-free Full Boar ammo using monolithic copper-alloy GMX bullets that deliver “95+% weight retention and uniform, controlled expansion for unmatched terminal performance on the toughest game.” Note to politicians who think ARs are not hunting guns: Full Boar will be available in all the popular hunting calibers, which includes .223 at $29.95 per box of 20. But really, 6.8 please. Hornady’s other new line is . . .
American Gunner. Hornady’s “budget line” uses their tried-and-true XTP bullet. Twenty-five rounds of .380. 9mm. .357 and .38 Special will run you $22.17. As will 20 rounds of twenty .40 S&Ws or 20 .45s. The company’s also seeing in the New Year with expanded offerings in their Critical Duty, Critical Defense Lite, American Whitetail, Superformance, Varmint, Varmint Express Rimfire and Match lines.