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Posted: 3/13/2006 4:25:47 PM EDT
What's the red tip for?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 4:50:09 PM EDT

It would be a good idea to hit the Hornady website for some info...

Higher ballistic coefficient
Promotes rapid and immediate expansion and fragmentaion
Looks COOL
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 4:58:58 PM EDT
I went to their site but I couldn't find anything about the red tip. They mention the ballistics and everything but didn't say anything about the tip itself. Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:03:39 PM EDT
The 55gr TAP is like a ballistic tip varmint round, that's why the red tip is there.

TS
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:06:27 AM EDT

Do a search on ballistic tips...basically the same thing. Nosler's website may have more info.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:25:10 AM EDT
The red-tip is polymer and gives the bullet added feeding reliability and a better BC in flight.

It also aids in expansion and is a good round for varmints, (and we ain't talking the 2 legged varmints here, for with the exception of the Hornady 75grn match HPBT TAP, all of the lower weight polymer tipped TAP rounds fail to make the 12" min. penetration test as a good self-defense round should)

Most of this is covered above in the TACKED threads.

Mike
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 7:16:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mr_wilson:
The red-tip is polymer and gives the bullet added feeding reliability and a better BC in flight.

It also aids in expansion and is a good round for varmints, (and we ain't talking the 2 legged varmints here, for with the exception of the Hornady 75grn match HPBT TAP, all of the lower weight polymer tipped TAP rounds fail to make the 12" min. penetration test as a good self-defense round should)

Most of this is covered above in the TACKED threads.

Mike



thank you
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