Confusion over whether Hornady A-Max US manufactured match target shooting rounds can continue to be used for target shooting has been cleared up with help from the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
BASC has had confirmation from ACPO and the Home Office that in their opinion the Hornady A-Max rounds are not classed as expanding ammunition and can continue to be used for target shooting
There was confusion over whether the ammunition was prohibited from use for target shooting because it might be classed as expanding ammunition, so BASC provided evidence that the design of the round was for target shooting rather than as an expanding bullet.
BASC’s senior firearms officer Mike Eveleigh said: “It was important to establish the design intention as that is what matters for the law. Discussions have been complex but are testament to how the shooting community can work with the police and government to find common ground."