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200 Round Factory Sealed Case Hornady LE 80965 - .308 Win 168 gr. A-MAX TAP PRECISION Police Sniper Round

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Hornady Law Enforcement 80965 - .308 Win 168 gr. A-MAX TAP PRECISION.

The 168 gr. A-MAX® TAP Precision® cartridge offers match accuracy with a high ballistic coefficient providing superior long-range performance. This bullet demonstrates an increase in penetration and retained weight over the 155 gr. A-MAX® bullet. This bullet penetrates glass with minimal deflection and exhibits excellent expansion and fragmentation characteristics.

  • Hornady #80965.
  • Ballistic Coefficient: .475
  • Sectional Density: .253
  • Bullet Length: 1.275"
  • Recommended Rifling Twist Rate: 1:10" to 1:12"
  • Characteristics: Polymer tipped, Match grade
  • A-MAX®
Hornady® 308 Win TAP® ammunition is specifically developed for the police marksman who requires the increased bullet weight and barrier penetration of the 308 Win cartridge. Hornady® Match Grade TAP® 308 Win loads offer reliable functioning and consistent performance that delivers when it counts. This is arguably the best all-around .308 round.

"The A-MAX bullet incorporates a polymer tip material that maintains match accuracy and initiates expansion across a broad range of target materials and media. When the polymer tip of the A-MAX bullet contacts the barrier or target media it is driven into the hollow point of the bullet nose forcing the bullet core and jacket to open outward. This mushrooming expansion is consistent due to the initiation by the polymer tip not found in the BTHP design. The consistency of the tip initiated expansion results in much more reliable penetration results across different barriers and target media." Hornady

"With a low muzzle signature and superior terminal performance, Hornady 308 Win TAP® loads provide a low risk of over-penetration due to its enhanced expansion characteristics after target engagement. The polymer tips have high ballistic coefficients, making them an excellent choice for SWAT precision marksmen." Hornady

"...the American Sniper Association recommends and endorses the Hornady TAP AMAX round, in either 155 or 168 grain bullet weights, as the ideal primary round for sniper deployments. This bullet has a proven record of sub-MOA accuracy, as well as a well-documented history of optimal terminal performance in actual tactical operations." Hornady

"The most popular single use Police sniper round in the Hornady TAP lineup is the 168 grain A-Max TAP Precision. This round meets FBI barrier penetration protocol, creates large wound cavities, minimal deflection on glass and provides match grade accuracy. It gives the penetration and terminal performance that would best suit a sniper who only wants to use one round. The projectile is polymer tipped and match grade. When fired into gel, the .30 cal bullet penetrates 14.25 inches and retains 72% of its original weight. Expansion was from .30 to .94 inches. When penetrating steel, the projectile retained 61% of its weight penetrating 14.5 inches into the gel with an expansion of 0.69. When penetrating plywood, the projectile retained 76% of its weight penetrating 17 inches into the gel with an expansion of 0.79. When fired at wallboard, the projectile penetrated 15.75 inches in gel retaining 74% of its weight with an expansion of .83 inches. In auto glass testing, the projectile penetrated 13.25 inches while retaining 42% of its original weight with a minimal expansion of .67 inches." Small Arms Defense Journal

"Thank you for participating in our "Member Tested and Recommended Program." The 308 WIN 168 GR AMAX TAP has been tested and recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association. Your overall score was a 5. The NTOA Member Tested and Recommended logo may be used solely on the specific product that was tested." Hornady

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Synopsis: Added: Feb 07, 2014 8:12 am This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation Number HSCEMS-14-Q-00004 is hereby issued as a Request for Quote (RFP) to procure Hornady .308 Winchester 168gr A-MAX TAP Ammunition, (P/N: 80965). The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 332992, Ammunition Manufacturing and the Small Business Size Standard is no more than 1,000 employees. This acquisition is not a small business set-aside. The award is for a firm-fixed price Purchase Order (PO) with a delivery date of 120 days after receipt of order (ARO). REQUIREMENT: Quantity of order is for approximately 141,160 rounds of ammunition (7,058 boxes) of Hornady .308 Winchester 168gr A-MAX TAP Ammunition (P/N: 80965).

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