.40 QT Spitzer Polymer Tip

40 QT

Left to right 180 gr, 195 gr., 215 gr., 235 gr.


News Flash: QT .40 Polymer Tip sabots take first place at the 2001 World "Manufacturers Challenge" Blackpowder Championships team event.




The .40 QT is the result of several years of planning and experimenting. The goal was to give the blackpowder shooter a light weight, long range, efficient bullet that could be shot at maximum velocities with minimal recoil using to-day's quick twist barrels.

Once hunters started using calibers like the .243 and the .257 instead of .270 and .30-06 they seemed to become instantly much better shots. I believe the reason that these small caliber rifles appear to harvest game more effectively is due to two things:

1. The lighter bullets makes them easier for hunters to hit due to the flatter trajectory.
2. The smaller bullets recoil less which encourages shooting and helps reduce flinching.

Enter the .40s.

These bullets offer the blackpowder shooter every ingredient required of a bullet;

1. Unsurpassed accuracy (our tooling is manufactured
to tolerances of +/- .0001")

2.Devastating expansion A combination of the Polymer tip and pure lead guarantees controlled expansion over the entire velocity range. Click rib cage photo for enlarged view of the in-going side of a White-tailed Deer rib cage.

3. Unmatched ballistics (1.6" high at 100 yards, -4.1" at 200 yards! Point blank on an 8" target of 235 yards.)

Precision Rifle Bullets - Exterior Ballistics Table
.40 caliber BULLETS
.40 QT Polymer Tip - 195 grain - .45 caliber sabot - 120 gr. Pyrodex P
Distance (yards) Muzzle 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500
Velocity (fps) 2150 2003 1864 1732 1609 1495 1388 1292 1209 1142 1087
Kinetic Energy (ft lb) 2001 1738 1504 1298 1120 968 835 723 633 564 512
Trajectory 0 2.5 4.3 3.6 0 -7.0 -17.8 -33.2 -53.8 -80.4 -114
.40 QT Polymer Tip - 195 grain - 150 gr. powder
Distance (yards) Muzzle 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500
Velocity (fps) 2300 2146 2000 1860 1729 1606 1492 1386 1290 1207 1140
Kinetic Energy (ft lb) 2290 1994 1732 1499 1294 1116 964 832 721 631 563
Trajectory 0 2.0 3.6 3.1 0 -6.0 -15.3 -28.6 -46 -70 -98
.40 QT Polymer Tip - 215 grain - 150 gr. powder
Distance (yards) Muzzle 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500
Velocity (fps) 2200 2074 1954 1838 1728 1624 1527 1435 1349 1272 1204
Kinetic Energy (ft lb) 2310 2054 1822 1613 1425 1259 1112 983 869 773 692
Trajectory 0 2.2 3.8 3.2 0 -6.1 -15.5 -28.7 -46 -68 -96
.40 QT Polymer Tip - 235 grain - 150 gr. powder
Distance (yards) Muzzle 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500
Velocity (fps) 2050 1939 1832 1730 1634 1542 1456 1375 1301 1234 1176
Kinetic Energy (ft lb) 2193 1962 1751 1562 1393 1241 1107 987 883 794 721
Trajectory 0 2.3 4.0 3.3 0 -6.3 -15.9 -29.0 -47 -70 -98


4. The highest Ballistic Coefficiency of any muzzleloader bullet made. Period.

Bullet Weight
Ballistic Coefficiency
180 grain
.250
195 grain
.268
215 grain
.319
235 grain
.344
250 grain
.357


5.Mild recoil for ease of shooting (even with charges exceeding 100 grains of powder, the crosshair does not leave the target upon firing)

The .40 QT Spitzer Polymer Tip bullets are available in 180, 195, 215, 235 and 250 grains and are supplied complete with high pressure sabot for use in .50 caliber rifles.

The .40 QT can also be used in your favorite .45 when you order them with MMP tan sabots. For 2001 the maximum charge for the NEW HIGH PRESSURE .45 sabot is 150 grains. These have proven to be an excellent choice for the Magnum .45.

Each order includes required bullet pusher for seating the bullets without deforming the nose plus full ballistic information.

We have had success with 1:48" twist barrels as well as T/C's 1:38" twist barrels using full charges of powder and the 180 to 195 grain bullets. I would select the 180 grain bullet for use in the 1:48" and 195 grain for use in the 1:38" twist barrels; I would select the 195 grain or the 215 grain for the 1:32". For the 1:28" and faster twist barrels I would select the 215 grain, 235 or the 250 grain.

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