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Posted: 1/23/2006 3:27:48 PM EDT
I stopped in to the Hornady website for a quick look just now and realized that the .308 Tap loadings don't seem to have a cannelure, they are loaded with the A-max bullets correct? But I don't see any A-max bullets that they offer with cannelures. Should I be concerned with bullet setback in my AR-10? Anyone who can shed light on this situation, please feel free to do so.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:19:18 AM EDT
BTT, I'm curious to know whether or not this stuff is unsafe to shoot in my AR-10, I'd just go pull a bullet myself except that i'm out of it right now and i'm don't forsee buying anymore for a while. Anyone with some .308 TAP, do me a favor and pull a bullet for me, pretty please.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:17:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 12:18:12 PM EDT by Ghostface]
The AMAX do not have a cannelure but the Barrier (InterBond bullet) does. All of the AMAX bullet are a match bullet with boat tails except for the 110 grain.

Edited to add that I use the 168 TAP in an AR-10T and the 155 in an A4 with out any issues, including set back.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:38:42 PM EDT
Thanks, so I gather from your reply that the TAP loads don't have a cannelure, but I shouldn't be concerned with setback anyways.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 12:04:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 12:10:59 PM EDT by 556Cliff]
Bump for more info. I thought they/TAP .308 155gr A-MAX had the cannelure.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 2:41:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 556Cliff:
Bump for more info. I thought they/TAP .308 155gr A-MAX had the cannelure.





Nope, they are match bullets and none of the AMAXs have one. I have not had any set back issues in about 1K rounds...so no I would'nt worry about it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 3:00:03 PM EDT
Do the interbond bullets exhibit the same good terminal performance as the AMAX's do?
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:55:04 PM EDT
No, they are mainly a hunting bullet but since there is no fragmentation and the bullet holds together well Hornady uses it as a glass buster. This bullet DOES have a cannelure and it holds together VERY well. I tested all of the TAP rounds in .308 through various types of glass. Long story short, the Barrier went through 3/4 thick shop glass with the "chicken" wire and the bullet struck the wire and did not change it's POI. Good stuff....
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