Q. What is the Hydra-Con?

A. The Name Hydra-Con is short for hydraulic conical. These are bullets that have an internal sealed hydraulic chamber (patented process) that produces devastating expansion and energy transfer.

  1. Hydraulic fluid is a USDA approved food grade.
  2. The Hydra-Con is available in 45 caliber thru 54 caliber Sabot and 45 caliber - 58 caliber Bore size. Some "Sharps" bullets are available.

Q. How is the Traditional Hunter different from the Hydra-Con?

A. The Traditional Hunter is the same "bullet body" as the Hydra-Con. It has a deep hollow cavity that accepts the hydraulic application. It shoots the same as the Hydra-Con and is a fine bullet in its own right. However, it does not open as readily as the Hydra-Con.


Q. What bullets do you have available?

A. We have a vast assortment of bullets including:

ModelCaliber / Grams
Jacketed Hydra-Con45 Caliber / 180 gr.
Jacketed Hydra-Con45 Caliber / 200 gr.
Jacketed Hydra-Con50 Caliber / 250 gr.
Jacketed Hydra-Con50 Caliber / 275 gr.
Jacketed Hydra-Con50 Caliber / 300 gr.
Jacketed Ballistic Extreme50 Caliber / 250 gr.
Jacketed Ballistic Extreme50 Caliber / 275 gr.
Jacketed Traditional Hunter45 Caliber / 180 gr.
Jacketed Traditional Hunter45 Caliber / 200 gr.
Jacketed Traditional Hunter50 Caliber / 250 gr.
Jacketed Traditional Hunter50 Caliber / 275 gr.
Jacketed Traditional Hunter50 Caliber / 300 gr.
Jacketed Traditional Hunter54 Caliber / 250 gr.
Jacketed Traditional Hunter54 Caliber / 275 gr.
Jacketed Traditional Hunter54 Caliber / 300 gr.
Colorado, Oregon, and Western States Hydra-Con
Hydra-Con50 Caliber / 440 gr.
Hydra-Con52 Caliber / 530 gr.
Hydra-Con54 Caliber / 580 gr.
Traditional Hunter50 Caliber / 440 gr.
Traditional Hunter52 Caliber / 530 gr.
Traditional Hunter54 Caliber / 580 gr.

Q. What kind of bullet lube do you recommend for "bore-size bullets"?

A. Our personal preference is SPG black powder cartridge lubricant.

NOTE: Many are shooting the bore size dry! They are moly coated and we are getting many shooters who say they do not lube. I have not personally tested this.


Q. What is the trajectory of your bullets?

A. Please see the loads, velocity, & trajectory information below:

Bullet: 440 gr Parker Colorado Legal Hydra-Con

#I. Load 100 gr Pdx P - Vel. 1250 fps. Trajectory

  • 25 yds: + 1.5 inches
  • 50 yds: + 3 inches
  • 100 yds: + 3 inches
  • 150 yds: 0
  • 200 yds: 14 inches

#II. Load 110 gr Pdx P - Vel. 1300 fps. Trajectory

  • 25 yds: 0
  • 50 yds: +1.5 inches
  • 100 yds: 0
  • 150 yds: 7 inches
  • 200 yds: 20 inches

Note: All bullets were shot lubed; some choose to shoot without lubing, the projectile will shoot well; however, the fouling may harden causing loading difficulty.

Aggregate Group: 1.082 at 25 yds
Velocity: 1298.25 fps

Rifles used:
Austin Halleck, CVA, Traditions
T.C. Black Diamond, Knight MK - 85
Knight Big Horn

Note: Trajectory information is a guide only. Individual performance may vary.


Q. What is a "Moly Wad"?

A. The moly wad is a moly impregnated felt disk used with bore size bullets. It goes over the powder and under the bullet.

Purpose:

  1. Better seal.
  2. Means to compress powder without damaging bullet noise.
  3. Keeps the lube from getting to the powder.
  4. Improves accuracy.