A-SQUARE BULLETS for RELOADING

The bullet is the key to success.

When all is said and done, it is the terminal effect of the bullet which counts in the field. The sole purpose of the hunter and the rifle is to put the bullet in the right place so that the bullet can do its job. The finest equipment and hunters in the world are useless if the bullet fails to perform as designed when it hits an animal. The design objectives for any bullet can be expressed as a combination of penetration and expansion.

Penetration allows the bullet to get through the exterior and pass through the vital organs of the animal. Obviously, penetration must be in a straight line. The hunter can only pick an aiming point (on the surface of the animal) which is in line with the vital organs. If he puts the bullet on that aiming point, the bullet must penetrate in a straight line through the vitals. If it does not, that bullet is a failure.

Expansion enhances the shock transmission fro the bullet to the animal and also creates a larger wound channel through the vitals. Expansion must be balanced against penetration. On animals the size of elk and kudu, a raking shot which fails to penetrate the far lung, or a broadside shot which takes only the near lung, will result in a wounded animal. Total energy transfer (from the bullet to the animal) is philosophical bull and will normally not result in death unless the bullet passes through the vital organs.

The A-Square Triad gives the shooter three choices in the trade-off between penetration and expansion. The hunter should chose his bullet based upon the game to be hunted and his desired terminal effect upon the animal. The Dead Tough is the bullet of choice for hunting conditions where penetration and expansion are both needed. The Monolithic Solid is for penetration only, and the Lion Load for expansion only.

Plus, remember, only with the A-Square Triad can you mix bullets on such game as buffalo (Dead Tough in the chamber, Monolithic Solids in the bottom of the magazine) or bear (Lion Load in the chamber, Dead Tough in the magazine) with no change in zero or trajectory.

A-Square Bullets are available in the following weights and styles:

 DIAMETER
(in.)
 WEIGHT
(Grain)
 STYLE
CANNELURE POSITION*
 .284
175
MONOLITHIC
.308
180
MONOLITHIC
.308
180
DEAD TOUGH
.338
250
MONOLITHIC
.338
250
DEAD TOUGH
.338
250
LION LOAD
.358
275
MONOLITHIC
.358
275
DEAD TOUGH
.358
275
LION LOAD
.366
286
MONOLITHIC
.366
286
DEAD TOUGH
.366
286
LION LOAD
.375
300
MONOLITHIC
.375
300
DEAD TOUGH
.375
300
LION LOAD
 .409
400
MONOLITHIC
.409
400
DEAD TOUGH
.409
400
LION LOAD
 .416
400
MONOLITHIC
REMINGTON
 .416
400
DEAD TOUGH
REMINGTON
 .416
400
LION LOAD
REMINGTON
 .416
400
MONOLITHIC
RIGBY
.416
400
DEAD TOUGH
RIGBY
.416
400
LION LOAD
RIGBY
.423
400
MONOLITHIC
.423
400
DEAD TOUGH
.423
400
LION LOAD
.458
465
MONOLITHIC
WINCHESTER
.458
465
DEAD TOUGH
WINCHESTER
.458
465
LION LOAD
WINCHESTER
.458
465
MONOLITHIC
LOTT / ACKLEY
.458
465
DEAD TOUGH
LOTT / ACKLEY
.458
465
LION LOAD
LOTT / ACKLEY
.458
500
MONOLITHIC
.458
500
DEAD TOUGH
.458
500
LION LOAD
.468
480
MONOLITHIC
.468
480
DEAD TOUGH
.468
480
LION LOAD
.475
500
MONOLITHIC
.475
500
DEAD TOUGH
.475
500
LION LOAD
.483
480
MONOLITHIC
.483
480
DEAD TOUGH
.483
480
LION LOAD
.488
500
MONOLITHIC
.488
500
DEAD TOUGH
.488
500
LION LOAD
.505
525
MONOLITHIC
.505
525
DEAD TOUGH
.505
525
LION LOAD
.510
570
MONOLITHIC
.510
570
DEAD TOUGH
.510
570
LION LOAD
.510
600
MONOLITHIC
.510
600
DEAD TOUGH
.510
600
LION LOAD
.585
750
MONOLITHIC
.585
750
DEAD TOUGH
.585
750
LION LOAD
.620
900
MONOLITHIC
.620
750
DEAD TOUGH
.620
750
LION LOAD
.700
1000
MONOLITHIC

NOTE: .585 and smaller, packed 25 per box
.620 packed 20 per box,
.700 packed 10 per box.
*Cannelure Position: Order .416″ bullets with the Remington cannelure position for the .416 Hoffman and the .416 Remington,
and with the Rigby cannelure position for the .416 Taylor, .416 Weatherby and .416 Rigby.
Order .458″ bullets with the Winchester cannelure position for the .458 Winchester
and with the Lott / Ackley cannelure position for the .458 Lott and .450 Ackley.

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