Bullets Heat Shield Technology

Why didn't Hornady put the Heat Shield Tip in all of its other tipped bullets?

Doppler radar testing has shown that tip deformation or melting occurs out to ranges of 500 to 600 yards, depending on the ballistic coefficient. Bullets designed for conventional ranges up to 400 yards, such as the SST, do not have long enough time of flight over these distances to show a significant effect of tip deformation in a field shooting environment. However, at longer ranges and time of flight, these effects become substantial, contributing to bullet drop, wind drift, terminal performance and accuracy due to increased drag and drag variability. Click here for more information on Hornady Heat Shield Technology