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Herters wasp waist bullets

MVPMVP Member Posts: 25,074
edited December 2009 in Ask the Experts
Have any of you guys ever seenthese? Herters Wasp Waist sonic bullets.
I don't know if I should keep them as a curio or shoot them?


  • awindsawinds Member Posts: 1,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Curio, IMHO.
    The Herter Wasp Waist Sonic Bullets were shown in the
    First Annual Edition of the "Handloader's Digest" in 1961.
    They were offered in .22, 6mm, .270 and .30 cal.
    .22's were 55 gr.; 6mm's were 85 gr.; .270's were 130 gr.; and
    .30's were 150 & 180 grain.
    Prices were $2.19 to $4.15 per 100.

    They were touted as giving better accuracy, perfect mushrooming,
    lower breech pressures, and able to maintain velocities for longer ranges. At least, that's what Herter's said.
  • RCrosbyRCrosby Member Posts: 3,786 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I used to shoot them in my .270. They could be a little tricky to seat straight, but I always thought they should hold their weight pretty well in game.
  • AmbroseAmbrose Member Posts: 2,998 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I got some of those from Herters "back in the day", only the ones I had were boat tail 180's and they were called "wasp waist missle tail"!! They didn't shoot worth a hoot in my .30/06.
  • FWAdditFWAddit Member Posts: 918 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I've got some in .243 diameter. Accuracy is disappointing.
  • v35v35 Member Posts: 13,200
    edited November -1
    Herter claimed lowered drag and increased residual energy with the wasp waisted bullets.
    Herter made rash claims on some of his products but he had a lot of good stuff; something like a Cabellas.
    I'd like to see some terminal velocity comparisons.
  • ZinderblocZinderbloc Member Posts: 925 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'd keep them as a curio.
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