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Offline Flygrimm

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Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« on: October 25, 2019, 08:38:44 AM »
Canít wait to get my hands on some of these.  Not sure if they are available yet.   Maybe a better fit than the troublesome Sierra.  Not cheap though.  And no word on itís BC.

https://www.hornady.com/bullets/rifle/#!/

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2019, 04:18:55 PM »
Some 6.5 guys have been using them with decent results.Hornady just wants in on the long range craz, there priced way to high and still wont pull the big boys away from Bergers.

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 04:29:43 AM »
The truth be told .224 valk is not a precision rifle so why bother starting all over with a new hyped bullet that has no promise.

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 07:15:01 AM »
I have to agree. When I first got mine shooting consistently sub .5 moa then worked it slowly out to 1000 I was thinking maybe it was a contender. Then I bought a 6 mm creedmoor. It makes the Valkyrie look bad when thereís a little wind

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 04:14:38 AM »
Ya I shoot next to my son who has 6.5 and there is no comparison , I knew that going in and have no problem with that. I call mine an ole man gun for long range , no kick cheap to shoot and I can get out there to 1000 with him just not as consistent which is fine by me.

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2019, 10:43:32 PM »
I just got a new Natchez catalog. They offer the A-Tip in .243 .264 & .308 only.

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2019, 09:10:10 PM »
I donít think theyíre available yet.  Hornady hasnít even published the G1 or G7 BC.  Supposedly the SD is .256.

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2020, 04:34:33 PM »
They finally published the BC which is 0.585. I'm shooting the 90 SMK in mid-range F-class and it's doing surprisingly well against the bolt guns in much bigger calibers. I shot a 198-7x last Sunday which isn't amazing but is nothing to sneeze at from an AR-15. The 90 SMK has a BC of 0.563. The 90 A-Tip isn't worlds above the 90 SMK but any advantage helps.

I'm going to run it in a 26" heavy barrel with no gas port on my AR-15 as soon as that barrel is ready. Run it as a straight-pull bolt action.

Right now in my 24" barrel the 90 SMK is hitting the 600 yard target at 1850 fps with a muzzle velocity of 2730 fps and the ballistic calculator says 2 minutes of wind drift in a 5 mph wind. We're using electronic targets that tell us the bullet speed at the target. With the 90 A-Tip I should have 1876 fps at the target and 1.9 minutes of drift (or about a half inch less than the SMK). Not a big difference.

At 1000 yards the 90 SMK is running 1383 fps at the target, 31.6 minutes of come-up, and 3.8 minutes of drift, while the 90 A-Tip is running 1421 fps, 30.8 minutes come-up, and 3.6 minutes of drift.

So 2" at 1000 yards in a mild 5 mph wind. That's where that little bit of extra BC will help. I'm not pushing the 90 SMK that hard so I should be able to get the 90 A-Tip up to the same velocity, and then if accuracy holds up we're good. That's the real question... will the 90 A-Tip shoot as accurately or better than the 90 SMK?

The 135 A-Tip is shooting awesome in my 26" .260 Rem so here's hoping for the 90 A-Tip in the 224 V.

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2020, 01:06:35 PM »
Just got off the phone with Hornady. Projected release date is in 3-4 weeks, so end of February sometime. I've got a backorder placed at Midway so hopefully I made the first batch.

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2020, 05:17:58 PM »
Kinda pricey by the time you pay dearly for the bullets, then change your seating stem or by a  Hornady die.

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2020, 12:07:35 AM »
Kinda pricey by the time you pay dearly for the bullets, then change your seating stem or by a  Hornady die.

True, but then F-class is basically like shooting $100 bills out your muzzle. Compared to everyone else on the line, I'm doing it on the cheap!

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2020, 10:00:03 PM »
I just cannot envision working up a load at this price point, without the benefit of F**k you money.  ESPECIALLY given the difficulty Iíve had getting the 88ELD to perform. 

I have to admit, Iíve checked though.  Who doesnít want a solid performing projectile to load, right?

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2020, 11:30:53 PM »
Just got my first order of these today! The 26" barrel I'm planning to use should be here next week, after that we'll see. Compared to my other hpbt bullets and even the eld bullets, the tips of these are extremely uniform.

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Re: Hornady 90 grain A-Tip Match
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2020, 10:06:11 AM »
Just got my first order of these today! The 26" barrel I'm planning to use should be here next week, after that we'll see. Compared to my other hpbt bullets and even the eld bullets, the tips of these are extremely uniform.

I am so happy to see someone who thinks the same on the ELDs   A tips are way over priced the reason that I was drawn to the 224 Val was 28 grains or less of powder lower cost bullets  very low recoil and I can shoot 800 plus yards after I get my crap together  than maybe I will  be able to walk on Rice Paper . I am going to shoot the 85 gr RDF and 80.5 Berger this next go round .
 I have a bunch of long range stuff from 50 BMG To 338 Laupa  they are all very spendy to shoot 100 plus rounds & they rattle My old Bones , Never thought I would be so sensitive to recoil but the Older you get the More things change  DD