Frequently Asked Questions
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.
- Hydraulic fluid is a USDA approved food grade.
- 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:
|Model||Caliber / Grams|
|Jacketed Hydra-Con||45 Caliber / 180 gr.|
|Jacketed Hydra-Con||45 Caliber / 200 gr.|
|Jacketed Hydra-Con||50 Caliber / 250 gr.|
|Jacketed Hydra-Con||50 Caliber / 275 gr.|
|Jacketed Hydra-Con||50 Caliber / 300 gr.|
|Jacketed Ballistic Extreme||50 Caliber / 250 gr.|
|Jacketed Ballistic Extreme||50 Caliber / 275 gr.|
|Jacketed Traditional Hunter||45 Caliber / 180 gr.|
|Jacketed Traditional Hunter||45 Caliber / 200 gr.|
|Jacketed Traditional Hunter||50 Caliber / 250 gr.|
|Jacketed Traditional Hunter||50 Caliber / 275 gr.|
|Jacketed Traditional Hunter||50 Caliber / 300 gr.|
|Jacketed Traditional Hunter||54 Caliber / 250 gr.|
|Jacketed Traditional Hunter||54 Caliber / 275 gr.|
|Jacketed Traditional Hunter||54 Caliber / 300 gr.|
|Colorado, Oregon, and Western States Hydra-Con|
|Hydra-Con||50 Caliber / 440 gr.|
|Hydra-Con||52 Caliber / 530 gr.|
|Hydra-Con||54 Caliber / 580 gr.|
|Traditional Hunter||50 Caliber / 440 gr.|
|Traditional Hunter||52 Caliber / 530 gr.|
|Traditional Hunter||54 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
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.
- Better seal.
- Means to compress powder without damaging bullet noise.
- Keeps the lube from getting to the powder.
- Improves accuracy.