OCTOBER 8, 2019

Team Hornady Shooters Hamilton and Murphy Win 2019 Snipers Unknown Challenge

Grand Island, NE.- Team Hornady® shooters Sean Murphy and Greg Hamilton took first place at the 2019 Snipers Unknown Challenge, September 28-29 in Pelion, South Carolina.

Murphy used Hornady 6mm 110gr. A-Tip™ Match bullets to secure the first place finish and teammate Hamilton used Hornady 22 cal. 75gr. ELD® Match bullets. “Being able to trust our bullets to deliver the performance we need to quickly engage targets is a must” said Murphy. “We chose this combination to put us at an advantage with the velocities and ballistic coefficients needed over very flat flight paths” Murphy added.

Murphy also won the River Bend Gun Club Run and Gun event earlier this fall. This match involved running between stages while shooting a carbine and pistol. Murphy used Hornady 5.56 NATO 75gr. BTHP Frontier ammunition in his rifle and 9mm 125gr. HAP bullets in his pistol. “The bullets and ammunition performed flawlessly, especially at the rooftop stage where shooters were required to shoot out to 600 yards” said Murphy. “I was able to clean that stage in 43 seconds, nearly half what the next best competitor shot!” Murphy added.

After years of research and testing by the Hornady Ballistic Development Group, combined with advanced manufacturing processes and quality control measures have led to the creation of the ultimate low drag, high performance match bullet. A-Tip™ Match bullets feature an aeroballistically advanced tip design, AMP® bullet jackets and the perfect blend of ogive, tip length, bearing surface and optimized boattail by caliber.

ELD® Match bullets are technologically advanced, enhanced accuracy target bullets featuring Heat Shield® tips with the perfect meplat, combined with numerous design features that deliver the highest-in-class BC’s superior accuracy and extreme consistency from bullet to bullet, lot to lot.

Frontier® Cartridge feature Hornady bullets in 223 Rem, 5.56 NATO and 300 Blackout. Applications range from plinking, target shooting and hunting to law enforcement training and self-defense.

Hornady HAP® bullets are modeled after the XTP® bullet design but are further refined into the perfect competition projectile. This sleek bullet features a protected nose that aids in consistent and reliable feeding in auto loading pistols.

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 bullets, ammunition, reloading tools and security products design and manufacturing.

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Neal Emery

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Hornady® Manufacturing