Match Bullets deliver at the 2010 IBS 1000 Yard Nationals

October 7, 2010

Hornady Match Bullets deliver the best Heavy Gun Groups at the 2010 IBS 1000 Yard Nationals

Team Hornady shooter Scott Fletcher relied on Hornady .338 285 grain BTHP Match bullets to bring home a first place finish in the Heavy Gun (HG) group division of the 2010 IBS 1000-Yard Nationals in September. The new .338 285 grain BTHP bullets are built with an entirely new manufacturing process that reduces jacket concentricity to previously unattainable levels. "These bullets are specifically designed and built for long range use, and the jackets are the some of best I've ever seen," said Joe Thielen, Project Engineer and avid 1000-yard bench rest competitor. "The changes we've made to our tooling, machines, and processes are really paying off."

Fletcher described the weather conditions at the match as brutal, with 20 to 30-degree temperature shifts and steady 5 to 20-mph winds, with gusts to 40 mph. "These were predominately quartering headwinds with violent switches and let-offs," he said. "I made no effort to read the wind other than to get the shots downrange as quickly as possible in a wind condition judged to be constant." His efforts were impressive, posting a Thursday group of 9.166 inches; groups of 10.594 and 8.423 inches on Friday; and 8.409 inches on Saturday, for a 4-group average of 9.148 inches.

Hornady spokesman Steve Johnson added, "Seeing our Match™ bullets perform as consistently as they do, especially in conditions as adverse as they were for Nationals, really gives testament to the fact that we are making THE BEST match bullets on the market, period."