February 20th, 2017, 08:16 PM
Join Date: Aug 2015
Originally Posted by MrG
I'm skeptical. Obviously, the radar will (should) show the trajectory of the bullet which is the important thing. But what I want to see is are recovered projectiles. All they would need to do is get a dumpster (or something similar), line it, fill it with water, and fire the rounds so they drop into the make shift pool. At the distances they are shooting the trajectories would probably have them entering the water at about a 30 degree angle.
I'm having a very hard time believing that a polymer tip deforming in flight wouldn't completely destroy accuracy downrange altogether from the tip creating uneven drag, skewing the trajectory all to hell. Nosler's been at the forefront of polymer tipped projectiles and having shot thousands of Ballistic Tips and Accubonds over the years I have to say that if this were really an issue we'd have heard about it long before now.
It's also kind of interesting that this "issue" only became one right around the time Sierra started really started to market their tipped Matchking line. Hornady has never had the market share Sierra has and has gone to great lengths to malign them for years so to say I'm also skeptical is an understatement.