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Many people think that the only hunting bullet to choose is the most streamlined spitzer boat tail bullet available. They are under this impression because they look only at the paper ballistics charts and equate killing power with foot-pounds of energy. This is not necessarily true.

If shooting at extreme long range, where range estimation errors can result in problems holding the cross-hairs above the target, the high ballistic coefficient of the spitzer boat tail is worthwhile. However, it must be remembered that the problem is getting a bullet into the target at all. If the over-riding problem is actually hitting the target, then the spitzer boat tail should be chosen.

In most hunting situations, however, range estimation is not the problem. The problem is the performance of the bullet either in the target or the intervening brush. For this, the round-nose is by far the superior design. Empirical testing clearly shows that the round nose bullet at moderate velocities travels through brush with minimal deflection. Spitzer bullets normally deflect wildly in passage through any brush or grass on the way to the target.

The round-nose configuration also has an advantage in performance on the target. A round-nose bullet can be made with controlled expansion features which will work with absolute reliability over a very wide spectrum of impact velocities. This is not true for the highly streamlined spitzer bullet. The little room available in the nose leaves the design engineer with only a few things that can be done for reliable control of the expansion. This creates an engineering imperative which results in a relatively narrow spectrum of impact velocities at which the spitzer will properly perform.

 

When all is said and done, pick the spitzer boat tail bullet if your shots are truly over 300 yards. When you do, know that you are solving the problem of hitting the target but will not get super premium performance of the bullet in the target. For shots under 300 yards, take the round-nose bullet and don't worry about the trajectory.

A-Square Ammunition is packaged for the trophy hunter. A-Square boxes and wallets are indelibly labeled, color coded, and near indestructible. You can tell at a glance which ammunition you have. The packaging is water-proof and retains its shape despite rough handling in a pocket, the glove compartment of a vehicle, or anywhere else.

A-Square packaging is also IATA approved for carriage in checked baggage on passenger aircraft. The trophy hunter need only put A-Square ammunition in his suitcase and go to the airport. A-Square complies with all airline requirements for ammunition under UN Code 0012 and IATA Packaging Instruction 130.

 

A-Square Ammunition is loaded with the following weights and styles of bullets:

 Cartridge

 Weight

Bullet Type
 

 Cartridge

 Weight

Bullet Type

6.5-06 A-SQUARE

100

NOS B-TIP

.375 A-SQUARE

300

TRIAD

6.5-06 A-SQUARE

140

NOS PAR

.378 WBY

300

TRIAD

.30-06

180

M & D-T

.400 A-SQUARE DPM

400

TRIAD

.300 WIN

 180

M & D-T

.450/.400 (3")

400

TRIAD

 .300 WBY

180

M & D-T

.450/.400 (3 1/4")

400

TRIAD

.300 PEG

180

NOS B-TIP

 .416 TAYLOR

400

TRIAD

.300 PEG

 180

NOS PAR

.416 REM

400

TRIAD

.300 PEG

 180

M & D-T

.416 HOFFMAN

400

TRIAD

 .338-06 A-SQUARE

200

 NOS B-TIP

.416 RIGBY

400

TRIAD

 .338-06 A-SQUARE

250

NOS PAR

.416 WBY

400

TRIAD

 .338-06 A-SQUARE

250

M & D-T

.404 JEFFERY

400

TRIAD

.338 WIN

250

NOS PAR

.458 WIN

465

TRIAD

.338 WIN

250

TRIAD

.450 #2

465

TRIAD

.340 WBY

250

NOS PAR

.458 LOTT

465

TRIAD

.340 WBY

250

TRIAD

.450 ACKLEY

465

TRIAD

.338 EXCALIBUR

200

NOS B-TIP

.450 ASSEGAI

500

TRIAD

.338 EXCALIBUR

250

NOS PAR

.460 SH. A-SQUARE

500

TRIAD

.338 EXCALIBUR

250

TRIAD

.460 WBY

500

TRIAD

.358 NORMA

225

NOS B-TIP

 .500./465 N.E.

480

TRIAD

.358 NORMA

250

NOS PAR

.470 N.E.

500

TRIAD

.358 NORMA

275

TRIAD

 .470 CAPSTICK

500

TRIAD

.358 STA

225

NOS B-TIP

.475 #2 N.E.

480

TRIAD

.358 STA

250

NOS PAR

.475 #2 JEFFERY

500

TRIAD

.358 STA

275

TRIAD

 .505 GIBBS

525

TRIAD

9.3 x 62

286

TRIAD

 .500 N.E. (3")

570

TRIAD

 9.3 x 64

286

TRIAD

 .495 A-SQUARE

570

TRIAD

9.3 x 74R

286

TRIAD

.500 A-SQUARE

600

TRIAD

.375 H&H

300

TRIAD

 .577 N.E.

750

TRIAD

.375 WBY

300

TRIAD

 .577 TYRANNOSAUR

750

TRIAD

.375 JRS

300

TRIAD

 .600 N.E.

900

TRIAD

 .700 N.E.

1000

MONO

 

The .450 Nitro Express (3 1/4") has been discontinued and can no longer be supported. This cartridge started out as a black powder cartridge in the 1870's. It has gone from there to Black Powder Express, to Nitro for Black Powder, and thence to Nitro Express. Cartridge, chamber, and throat dimensions have gone all over the map in the ensuing 130 years. Further, we have seen barrels with grooves as tight as .450" and bores as tight as .438" to grooves as loose as .461". Though these dimensional variations may work with black powder and cast lead bullets, they are totally unsafe with smokeless powder and jacketed bullets. For smokeless powder and modern .458" bullets to safely work, the groove diameter must be .458" with a bore diameter of .450". There are too many rifles in .450 Nitro Express (3 1/4") that do not have barrels of such dimensions and therefore we cannot safely support this cartridge.

 

.338 A-Square Magnum - This belted cartridge has been superseded, effective 1996, by the rimless .338 Excalibur.

 

The following cartridges have been discontinued due to lack of demand, but will be supported as long as supplies last: .375 JRS; .416 Hoffman; .425 Express

 

The following cartridges have been put into a seasonal status. A-Square will continue to offer them but they will be run only once ever two years and when supplies are gone they will not be run again until the next 2 year cycle: .450 #2 Nitro Express; .475 #2 Nitro Express; .475 #2 Jeffery.

 

 

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