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#8239325 - 11/10/13 03:20 AM 285 gr .338" A-Max
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Hornady is going to release a 285 gr .338" A-Max:

http://www.hornady.com/store/338-CAL-.338-285-Gr.-A-MAX


Grafs says they have them in stock.
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#8239328 - 11/10/13 03:21 AM Re: 285 gr .338" A-Max [Re: Fotis]
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#8239489 - 11/10/13 05:43 AM Re: 285 gr .338" A-Max [Re: Fotis]
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it has a pretty sporty b.c. I think it's "interesting" that they are producing these, but not the 105's or the 162's
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#8239830 - 11/10/13 07:50 AM Re: 285 gr .338" A-Max [Re: n8dawg6]
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^ Agreed. What's with them developing new AM bullets when they can't even keep up with current hot selling models...
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#8239914 - 11/10/13 08:25 AM Re: 285 gr .338" A-Max [Re: Jordan Smith]
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Don't reckon these could be the end result of a project for the military or maybe an OEM overrun from such a project?
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#8240588 - 11/10/13 12:07 PM Re: 285 gr .338" A-Max [Re: Jordan Smith]
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Originally Posted By: Jordan Smith
^ Agreed. What's with them developing new AM bullets when they can't even keep up with current hot selling models...


^^^^

wtf
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#8240598 - 11/10/13 12:12 PM Re: 285 gr .338" A-Max [Re: George_in_SD]
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That's enough to piss a guy right off.

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#8240733 - 11/10/13 01:14 PM Re: 285 gr .338" A-Max [Re: Tanner]
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Exactly what I was thinking!
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#8240758 - 11/10/13 01:24 PM Re: 285 gr .338" A-Max [Re: Fotis]
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well guess you gentlemen have never been involved in marketing or internal company manufacturing process....

designing a bullet in engineering doesn't necessarily have anything to do with current manufacturing.... marketing and development doesn't skid to a halt when manufacturing is at full tilt...

I'd bet this bullet has been on the marketing and development schedule since 2010 or 11....with an anticipated launch date of the end of 2013....

new products will also ALWAYS initially sell, hence why it is being launched when it is, despite current full manufacturing capacity....

Hornady also had said in July, that the products they were not making currently, are planned to be restarted in January.....

engineering and manufacturing plan out quarterly what they are going to use their manufacturing resources for every 90 days, based on projected sales figures, and based on historical quarterly requirements...

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#8241073 - 11/10/13 03:29 PM Re: 285 gr .338" A-Max [Re: Seafire]
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I'll stop being mad when I can get some 162s.

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#8241183 - 11/10/13 04:02 PM Re: 285 gr .338" A-Max [Re: Tanner]
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At a $1 each retail I'll just keep running 208's through my 30's. I hope they get the 105's back online before spring. I'm down to 4-5 boxes. I've got pleanty of the 162's and 208's.

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#8248776 - 11/12/13 08:31 PM Re: 285 gr .338" A-Max [Re: Burleyboy]
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I love Hornady bullets and have a Metric [bleep]-ton on the bench at any time, but I can't see running a 285/.720 when I can run a 300/.785 or a 300/.818 for the same money and get better externals.
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#8250489 - 11/13/13 11:52 AM Re: 285 gr .338" A-Max [Re: Burleyboy]
djones Offline
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Originally Posted By: Burleyboy
At a $1 each retail I'll just keep running 208's through my 30's....

Bb

nothing cheap about a 338 anyway. i'll try 'em

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