A-SQUARE AMMUNITION

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 remembereed 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 132.

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

 Cartridge
 Weight
Bullet Type
7mm STW
140
NOS B-TIP
7mm STW
160
NOS B-TIP
.30-06
180
M & D-T
.300 WIN
 180
M & D-T
 .300 WBY
180
M & D-T
.300 PEGASUS
180
NOS B-TIP
.300 PEGASUS
 180
NOS PAR
.300 PEGASUS
 180
M & D-T
 .338-06 A-SQUARE
200
 NOS B-TIP
 .338-06 A-SQUARE
250
NOS PAR
 .338-06 A-SQUARE
250
M & D-T
.338 WIN
250
NOS PAR
.338 WIN
250
TRIAD
.340 WBY
250
NOS PAR
.340 WBY
250
TRIAD
.338 EXCALIBUR
200
NOS B-TIP
.338 EXCALIBUR
250
NOS PAR
.338 EXCALIBUR
250
TRIAD
.358 NORMA
225
NOS B-TIP
.358 NORMA
250
NOS PAR
.358 NORMA
275
TRIAD
.358 STA
225
NOS B-TIP
.358 STA
250
NOS PAR
.358 STA
275
TRIAD
9.3 x 62
286
TRIAD
 9.3 x 64
286
TRIAD
9.3 x 74R
286
TRIAD
.375 H&H
300
TRIAD
.375 WBY
300
TRIAD
.378 WBY
300
TRIAD
.450/.400 (3″)
400
TRIAD
.450/.400 (3 1/4″)
400
TRIAD
 .400 A-SQUARE DPM
400
TRIAD
 .416 TAYLOR
400
TRIAD
.416 REM
400
TRIAD
.416 RIGBY
400
TRIAD
.416 WBY
400
TRIAD
.404 JEFFERY
400
TRIAD
.458 WIN
465
TRIAD
.450 #2
465
TRIAD
.458 LOTT
465
TRIAD
.450 ACKLEY
465
TRIAD
.450 ASSEGAI
500
TRIAD
.460 SH. A-SQUARE
500
TRIAD
.460 WBY
500
TRIAD
 .500./465 N.E.
480
TRIAD
.470 N.E.
500
TRIAD
 .470 CAPSTICK
500
TRIAD
.475 #2 N.E.
480
TRIAD
.475 #2 JEFFERY
500
TRIAD
 .505 GIBBS
525
TRIAD
 .500 N.E. (3″)
570
TRIAD
 .495 A-SQUARE
570
TRIAD
.500 A-SQUARE
600
TRIAD
 .577 N.E.
750
TRIAD
 .577 TYRANNOSAUR
750
TRIAD
 .600 N.E.
900
TRIAD
 .700 N.E.
1000
MONO

The .450 N.E. (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 N.E. (3 1/4″) that do not have barrels of such dimensions and therefore we cannot safely suppor

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