80965
308 WIN TAP®
168 gr. A-MAX® TAP PRECISION®

168 gr. A-MAX® TAP PRECISION® - Item No. 80965

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The 168 gr. A-MAX® bullet is a traditional match grade bullet with the performance advantages of a polymer tip. This bullet demonstrates an increase in penetration and retained weight over the 155 gr. A-MAX® bullet. Standard barrier performance is exemplary and this load demonstrates controlled and impressive soft tissue expansion without over penetration. The Hornady® 168 gr. A-MAX® TAP Precision® offers industry leading all-around performance for law enforcement precision marksmen providing the ability to stop a target "right NOW".

BULLET

  • Ballistic Coefficient: .475
  • Sectional Density: .253
  • Bullet Length: 1.275"
  • Recommended Rifling Twist Rate: 1:10" to 1:12"
  • Characteristics: Polymer tipped, Match grade
  • A-MAX®

CASE

308 Winchester
  • Manufacturer's Name (Hornady) and Caliber Designation (308 WIN Match) imprinted on case head
  • Match Grade Brass Composite

POWDER & PRIMER

  • Powder: Temperature stable with flash retardant
  • Primer: Staked primer pocket, Large rifle

PACKAGING & LOT NUMBERS

  • 20 rounds per box
  • 10 boxes per case (200 rounds per case)
  • Lot numbers on each box and case
16" DPMS® Panther™ LR-AP4 1:10" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 2398 2223 2056 1896 1745 1603
Energy (ft lbs) 2145 1844 1577 1342 1136 959
Trajectory (in) -2.5 2.3 0 -10.5 -30.7 -62.4
20" Remington® 700 Police LTR 1:12" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 2552 2371 2198 2032 1873 1723
Energy (ft lbs) 2429 2097 1802 1540 1309 1108
Trajectory (in) -1.5 2.4 0 -9.5 -27.6 -55.5
22" Springfield Armory® M1A™ 1:11" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 2570 2388 2214 2047 1888 1738
Energy (ft lbs) 2464 2128 1829 1564 1330 1126
Trajectory (in) -1.1 2.5 0 -9.6 -27.5 -55.2
24" Remington® M24 1:11.25" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 2672 2486 2308 2137 1974 1819
Energy (ft lbs) 2663 2306 1987 1704 1454 1234
Trajectory (in) -1.5 2.1 0 -8.6 -24.9 -50
24" SAAMI 308 Win. Test Barrel 1:12" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 2676 2490 2312 2141 1977 1822
Energy (ft lbs) 2671 2313 1994 1710 1459 1238
Trajectory (in) -1.5 2.1 0 -8.6 -24.8 -49.9
26" Remington® 700 Police 1:12" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 2666 2481 2303 2132 1969 1814
Energy (ft lbs) 2651 2295 1978 1696 1446 1227
Trajectory (in) -1.5 2.1 0 -8.7 -25 -50.3
Firearm:
Remington 700P
Barrel:
20"
Twist Rate:
1:12
Substrate Material Total Penetration Max Cavity Depth of Max Cavity Initial Penetration Retained Weight Retained Percentage Expanded Diameter
Bare Gelatin scale 14.25" 6.5" 7" 0.5" 120.8 gr 72% 0.94"
Steel scale 14.5" 4" 3" 0" 103 gr 61% 0.69"
Wallboard scale 15.75" 4" 4.5" 1" 124.4 gr 74% 0.83"
Plywood scale 17" 6.5" 5" 0" 127.8 gr 76% 0.79"
Auto Glass scale 13.25" 6.5" 4.75" 0" 71 gr 42% 0.67"
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