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Old 01-01-2012, 09:23   #1
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Hornady Steel Match in .45 ACP

I picked up a box with their 230 grain HAP bullets, just to try.

I find it interesting it says on the box "Utilizing polymer coated steel cartridge cases and non-corrosive berdan primers.........................". Since the "font" on the headstamp appears to be the same as Wolf I thought I'd pull a bullet and see what they were made of.

The HAP bullet looks like an XTP, without the scoring. The cartridge was loaded with 4.5 grains of a small flake powder. And, low and behold, the cases are BOXER primed just like Wolf and Tula .45 ACP cases. I'm guessing Hornady is buying cases (maybe primed cases) from Tula in Russia, then loading their own bullets.

I haven't had a chance to shoot any, yet.

Has anyone else tried this ammo? If so, what is your experience?
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Old 01-02-2012, 20:20   #2
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I had an opportunity to shoot some of the ammo today.

I was quite pleased with the accuracy and recoil was light. If you wanted to compete in a GSSF match, and felt the need to shoot factory ammo, this is worthy of consideration.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:55   #3
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The Steel Match is loaded to the same spec as the TAP ammo so it can be used as training ammo at a lower cost. Different bullet though obviously. They do buy the steel cases and that's what keeps the cost down.

I have used alot of the 9mm 125grn HAP and like it alot. Never had any troubles with it as far as reliability and it's pretty accurate in my 19 and 34. From my 19 they chrono at 1080fps average and gave me about 133,000 power factor for IDPA.
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