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Posted: 1/10/2005 6:20:21 PM EDT
did hornady make 60 tap  soft points bullets? if so, any reports on effectiveness?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:52:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By exsanguinate:
did hornady make 60 tap  soft points bullets? if so, any reports on effectiveness?

The only TAP round to make FBI minimum is the 75gr TAP - the rest are sub par.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:25:10 PM EDT
All a 60 gr tap round is a 60gr v-max which I use on varmits out of a 223 they are very effective on light skinned critters.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:32:53 PM EDT
the reason i ask, a couple years ago, i bought 1,000 hornady 60gr tap bullets from natchezz, but they are SP bullets.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:59:09 PM EDT
I bought 1K of the 60gr TAP softpoint bullets, too. I've tried to find out about them. Hornady won't release any test info on them (I did call and ask)because they are discontinued.........
If you find any info on them let us know.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:21:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:42:36 PM EDT
Troy, you know of any ballistic test data on the 60gr TAP barrier? What was the problem(s) with this bullet?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 10:20:33 PM EDT
I think they listed 62 grain TAP in a catalog I just got from them at work. Alas, my Captain has already absconded with it. They had some nice gelatin shots and tables in there, too.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:54:38 AM EDT
I just happened upon this thread and noted your question.  I have one of the new Hornady TAP LE catalogs in front of me.  According to the information they have listed:

60 grain TAP Barrier using a protected point spitzer.  ...originally designed for use in nuclear power plant security.  The bullet penetrates steel fire doors to deliver terminal results on the otehr side.  TAP Barrier ammunition maintains structural integrity through barriers while still offering expansion in soft tissue.  For any tactical situation that demands accuracy, barrier penetration and expansion for terminal performance, the TAP Barrier cartridge delivers a perfect solution.  
MV: 2632 fps (16")
Total Pen: 14.75
Max Cav: 4.25"
Entry: .5"
Retained weight: 47.3 gr.

Later in the catalog, they have further test data from 14.5, 16 and 20" guns (all 1:9, Bushy for the first two and Colt for the 20").  The test data includes gelatin, car door, fire door and safety glass.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:49:25 PM EDT
They just rereleased the TAP barrier round
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 3:47:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 3:48:40 PM EDT by exsanguinate]
i guess i'll compare some 62gr  green tips and these tap rounds on 1/4" steel plates.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:40:17 PM EDT
Didn't have good performance compared to what???  I'm just asking I'm not trying to be smart.  It seems like it would be a competent round though.  But of course, I'm not the expert around here.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:49:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:07:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 9:13:04 PM EDT by S-28]
The 62gr Barrier load is much better, all around.

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