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Roberts Shoots A-Tip™ Bullets to Win PRS Tactical Division

Grand Island, NE — The Precision Rifle Series Finale was the first match in which Charles Roberts shot A-Tip™ Match bullets, but it’s not likely to be the last.

After winning the Tactical Division of the PRS Finale on Nov. 17 in Finger, TN, Roberts said, “I don’t want to even look at another bullet!”

The Team Hornady® professional shooter from Dallas had shot 168 gr ELD® Match factory ammunition for the early season, resulting in four first-place finishes. But the PRS Finale was the first match that he shot .308 176 gr A-Tips.

A-Tip Packaging photoHornady® introduced the A-Tip™ midyear.

Roberts said he got 350 A-Tip™ bullets less than a month before the PRS Finale.

“After receiving them, I quickly tested five rounds at 700 yards. I shot a 3-inch group with zero load development,” he said. “I was hooked.”

With 345 bullets left, he headed to the PRS Finale. PRS matches test competitors’ precision shooting ability over a variety of distances, wind conditions and shooting positions. The top 150 Qualified Pro Series PRS competitors faced off in the finale.

A-Tip™ didn’t disappoint.

“The A-Tips have proven to be a great balance of high BC (ballistic coefficient) and extreme consistency,” Roberts said.

They even gave him a psychological edge in the competition.

“One of the biggest challenges at a match like the PRS Finale is keeping it together mentally,” Roberts said. “Having absolute confidence that I was shooting the most consistent, high-BC bullet allowed by the rules really helped maintain a winning attitude.

“You get better when you shatter what you previously thought was the limit,” he added. “Stage 18 required the competitors to shoot a 1,000-yard TYL (test your limits) rack with the last six rounds at a 10-inch plate. Getting hit after hit on a 10-inch plate at 1K was something I did not expect with a 308.”

Asked if he’d recommend A-Tip™ bullets to other shooters, he said, “Absolutely!”

“They simply work and allow the shooter to focus on pulling the trigger,” Roberts said.

A-Tip™ Match bullets feature an aluminum tip that’s precision machined and longer than polymer tips. That moves the center of gravity and enhances inflight stability, resulting in tighter groups and reduced drag variability. In addition, A-Tip™ bullets are sequentially packaged for the ultimate in consistent performance.

“We’ve been working for years to provide this level of bullet performance to the shooting community,” Hornady® Vice President Jason Hornady said. “So, seeing our efforts come to fruition like this is truly rewarding. We knew we had some outstanding products, but if they weren’t in the right hands, their potential wouldn’t have been realized.”

Founded in 1949, Hornady® Manufacturing Company is a family-owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Proudly manufacturing products that are made in the USA, Hornady® Manufacturing is a world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool, accessory and security product design and manufacturing.

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