Hornady 62g TAP barrier bullets 22 cal

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Hornady 62g TAP barrier bullets 22 cal

Post by Spiney » 08 Aug 2018, 3:56 pm

These projectiles are being advertised at a brisbane gunshop on the northside for $125 for 1000 and are “supposed” to be coming in November. They are a soft point and designed for barrier penetration. Any thoughts as to how they would go on pigs. At 12.5c a pop I thought I may sign up.
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Post by SCJ429 » 08 Aug 2018, 4:40 pm

I thought Hornady TAP was loaded ammo. Does the Brisbane gun shop have a large online presence?

At 12c I would give them a go, at shorter ranges and good shot placement they would work on moderate sized porkers. They must be fairly stout if they advertise them as having some barrier penetration capability. Not hard to plink away 1000 of them if they turn out to be rubbish for hunting.
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Post by SCJ429 » 08 Aug 2018, 4:58 pm

They look like fun. The price is right and as long as your expectations are realistic they should work well. I might get me a couple of boxes.
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Post by Spiney » 08 Aug 2018, 8:24 pm

Yep thats them. Wasn’t to sure if we were allowed to mention shop names for fear of looking like I was advertising for them.
They were developed for police departments along with the 55g and 75g offerings. I’ve shot all of them through the ruger and they were “ok”. Not as accurate as the osa ammo but who knows what handloading wiil achieve.
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Post by Cal-ApeR » 12 Aug 2018, 4:25 pm

Hey mate, I see these as well. FWIW they also list the factory ammo using this projectile for only $13.50. night be worth picking up a pack and seeing how it goes. As mentioned though, it wouldn't be hard to plink through it anyway. Cheap reloading really.
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Post by albat » 12 Aug 2018, 6:06 pm

i used the hornady 60 gr.223 tap ballistic tips factory load this week out of my howa mini on a week long trip shot 50 rounds killed chittal, pigs ,grasshoppers and goats all dropped on the spot and at a 50m range i used on the property the howa had them all touching 5 shot group.at $13 bucks or so they are a bargain i reckon
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Post by Cal-ApeR » 12 Aug 2018, 8:57 pm

Yeah Albat, I bought a brick just going they would shoot like that. They did just that out of my Savage 10fp. For that price, I couldn't be bothered reloading for it if I'm getting such good results.
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Post by Cooper » 31 Aug 2018, 12:33 pm

I ordered 1000. Due in November. So hopefully some time after that I'll be able to say how they shoot.
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Post by Cal-ApeR » 10 Nov 2018, 2:50 pm

Just picked up pack of 500 for $62.50.
Surely they will be good enough for head shooting roos. Cheap plinking otherwise.
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Post by Sergeant Hartman » 11 Nov 2018, 3:51 pm

The question is are the zmax any/much better. They are about 30 bucks dearer per box
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 11 Nov 2018, 4:31 pm

Cal-ApeR wrote:Just picked up pack of 500 for $62.50.
Surely they will be good enough for head shooting roos. Cheap plinking otherwise.


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Post by Sergeant Hartman » 11 Nov 2018, 4:44 pm

That boug evil shop with an online presence
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Post by Cooper » 11 Nov 2018, 5:47 pm

Cooper wrote:I ordered 1000. Due in November. So hopefully some time after that I'll be able to say how they shoot.


Mine are on the way. Got a postage notification the other day.
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Post by Cal-ApeR » 16 Nov 2018, 8:25 pm

Picked some up.

I got a call up to do some hunting next wekend so thought i'd load up some and see how the performed. Promising so far with both 2206H and 2208. I'm sure they'll work a treat for headshotting critters. Not sure how they will go otherwise for proper hunting round in terms of expansion and so on. Darn good plinkers in my Savage at least. With a bit of development, can hopefully get all the shots touching. Image is a group of 4. Gotta love a flyer.
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 16 Nov 2018, 8:36 pm

Nice group, except for the vegan that wouldn't associate :D

Their website sh!ts me and they are not spectacular to deal with on the phone, but they do have some excellent deals,
I went looking for the TAP but decided 600 55gr Hornady Roo Max for $85+$22 for shipping was better suited to my rifle. Can't argue with 18c/pill delivered to NSW in 4 days.
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Post by Cal-ApeR » 16 Nov 2018, 9:25 pm

Yeah mate, their customer service leaves a lot to be desired and I have to say, don't love the website. They do have the best prices on most things and luckily for me it's a30min drive.

Used the roomax before? I went the rooKings recently but am yet to try them out. They always pop up on sale anyway.

Bloody vegan alright. That's why it's on its own I guess. No one likes them.
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Post by Sergeant Hartman » 17 Nov 2018, 12:55 am

Well, I think I have their website figured, so found a few different projectiles I wanted, but being crazy decided I wanted to call and confirm they had in stock, the guy was super helpful surprisingly (but I did call in morning) was on the phone was 21 minutes, but paid then on ther phone. So in the end I ended up with projectiles for a gun I don't own. Lol

So have dealt with them 3 times and been simple affairs, know what I want pay for it and get it.
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Post by Cal-ApeR » 17 Nov 2018, 10:08 am

So did go get the 62grain tap projectiles or something else?
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Post by Sergeant Hartman » 17 Nov 2018, 1:17 pm

Yep got 1k of them, and some zmax 55gr.
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 19 Nov 2018, 5:19 pm

Mmmmmm, fwesh buwetts for the wascally wabbit.

There were only 596 in my 600 pack so I'm feeling a little violated, but time and ethanol will ease the pain.

Now, let the fun begin.
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Post by Sergeant Hartman » 19 Nov 2018, 8:45 pm

Are these tap? I thought u getting roo max?
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 20 Nov 2018, 7:35 am

No, Roo Max.

I went looking for the TAP and found these.
I'm hoping my 9 twist will like them better, it loves the 50gr Noslers so, fingers crossed.

Going to start testing loads today :D :D :D
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 20 Nov 2018, 5:40 pm

Well, Roo Max 55gr SP.

Two words come to mind.

Rickapooty and Faaaaaandoogaly.

25.5gr 06H.

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Post by Sergeant Hartman » 20 Nov 2018, 5:45 pm

Lol, enjoy
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Post by TassieTiger » 20 Nov 2018, 7:08 pm

Where are you guys finding these bulk buys and for how much?
I’m tired of paying $60 for 50 x hornady 55gn or 60gn projectiles...
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 24 Nov 2018, 4:22 pm

Look forward to putting a few of these together eager to see what they shoot like. Hopefully find something good for a little more distance than the 55g super roos
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Post by Sergeant Hartman » 24 Nov 2018, 4:47 pm

Well gotta love au post, aren't from qld last Friday and then no update until this friday and it finally reached Perth WA.... except I live in Melbourne VIC...... hmm
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Post by TassieTiger » 24 Nov 2018, 5:01 pm

AZZA'S HJ47 wrote:Look forward to putting a few of these together eager to see what they shoot like. Hopefully find something good for a little more distance than the 55g super roos


I’ve just pulled the trigger on 1200 of these so I’m hoping they are okay lol. They are So darn cheap compared to some other options though...
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 25 Nov 2018, 8:31 am

They have a slightly higher bc than the super roos will have to wait and see.
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 27 Nov 2018, 1:41 pm

Well the 55gr Roo Max certainly arrive with some authority, One this morning tore a sizeable chunk out of my bullet "stopper"

No wonder the rabbits go off like a tomato hit with a golf club.
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