Hornady Releases Superformance .308 Win. Match Cartridge
September 23, 2010
Remaining supersonic to approximately 1,275 yards, this new load provides a 200 to 250 yard advantage.
Grand Island, NE â€“ Hornady unveils the next generation of match ammunition - the Superformance .308 Win 178 gr BTHP Match. Achieving 2,775 feet per second from a SAAMI spec 24" test barrel, this new load is approximately 175 fps FASTER than any comparable commercial load available today! Topped with the NEW 178 gr BTHP Match bullet featuring a .530 ballistic coefficient, this Superformance offering provides industry leading ballistic performance.
"The new 178 grain BTHP Match bullet was purpose built, and optimized specifically for the 308 Winchester chamber. It features an aggressive ogive as well as an extremely efficient boattail that makes this projectile highly effective aerodynamically, yield less wind drift and allows the shooter to obtain flatter trajectories. Accuracy results were excellent. We shot a .680" group at 200 yards with our test equipment, and field tests out to 1250 yards yielded 8 inch, not 8 MOA, but 8 inch total circumferential groups." â€“ Joe Thielen â€“ Hornady Project Engineer
Remaining supersonic to approximately 1,275 yards, this new load provides a 200 to 250 yard advantage over anything else currently available in .308 Winchester. Because Hornady incorporates its Superformance technology, there is no increase in pressure, barrel wear or felt recoil. It also offers incredible temperature stability and excellent accuracy potential.
"When we combine this high B.C. match bullet with our Superformance propellants, the result is a completely new load specifically designed to maximize every aspect of the 308 Winchester." â€“ Dave Emary â€“ Hornady Senior Ballistician