Hornady Black 450 250 GR FTX Features:
Hornady Black ammunition features versatile loads optimized for excellent performance from America’s favorite guns. Loaded with legendary Hornady® bullets, Hornady BLACK®ammunition is designed to fit, feed, and function on a variety of platforms.
Hornady Black 450 250 GR FTX Specifications:
- Cartridge Hornady Black 450 250 GR FTX
- Quantity 20 Round
- Grain Weight 250 Grains
- Muzzle Velocity 2200 Feet Per Second
- Muzzle Energy 2686 Foot Pounds
- Bullet Style Polymer Tip
- Bullet Brand And Model Hornady FTX
- Lead-Free No
- Case Type Brass
- Primer Boxer
- Corrosive No
- Reloadable Yes
- Ballistic Coefficient 0.21
- Sectional Density 0.175
- Test Barrel Length 20 Inches
- Velocity Rating Supersonic
- Country of Origin United States of America
The shooting community flocks to calibers for a bunch of different of reasons. It’s not uncommon that law enforcement drives the creation of a cartridge, which was the case for the .40 S&W.
Sometimes private gun owners want something new, which was the motivation for products like the .17 HMR. In other cases, laws drive the creation, or commercial success, of a cartridge, which was the case for the .450 Bushmaster.
The .450 Bushmaster is a straight-walled cartridge that is effective for hunting numerous game animals, including deer, elk, hog, and even some bears. But most importantly, the caliber is legal in states that do not permit traditional bottleneck cartridges.
The .450 Bushmaster is part of the legacy of Jeff Cooper, a World War II and Korean War veteran with the Marine Corp who became a ballistics expert and firearms instructor. He founded the American Pistol Institute and created numerous principles of carrying, handling, and shooting a handgun. Among Cooper’s numerous contributions was the idea of a “thumper” round. Shooters use thumper rounds in semi-automatic rifles to deliver more power (although not necessarily speed) for large game animals.