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In 1949, Hornady manufactured its first .30 caliber bullet. Since then, Hornady has been growing and expanding its plant in Grand Island, Nebraska. With popular ammo for both hunting and self defense, Hornady continues to introduce new products to its already stellar line-up. Learn More

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  1. Hornady 30-30 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 140 Grain Polymer Tipped Ammunition

    5 In stock now

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    $30.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • 140 Grain
    • Polymer Tipped Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • 2500 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1943 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 82731
  2. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 125 Grain SST Ammunition

    1 In stock now

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    $30.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • 2675 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1986 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80866
    • UPC 090255808667
  3. Hornady Superformance 243 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 80 Grain GMX Ammunition

    29 In stock now

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    $30.49 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.52 Cost Per Round
    • 3425 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2083 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80456
    • UPC 090255804560
  4. Hornady LEVERevolution 45-70 Govt Ammo - 200 Rounds of 325 Grain FTX Ammunition

    12 In stock now
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    $304.99 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $1.52 to $1.53 Cost Per Round
    • 2050 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3032 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 82747
    • UPC 10090255827474
  5. Hornady 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain SST Ammunition

    67 In stock now

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    $30.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $1.55 Cost Per Round
    • 3000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2997 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80933
    • UPC 00090255809336
  6. Hornady Superformance 25-06 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 117 Grain SST Ammunition

    14 In stock now

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    $30.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.55 Cost Per Round
    • 3110 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2512 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 81453
    • UPC 090255814538
  7. Hornady 270 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 130 Grain GMX Ammunition

    22 In stock now

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    $30.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.55 Cost Per Round
    • 3050 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2685 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80527
    • UPC 090255805277
  8. Hornady 30-06 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 165 Grain GMX Ammunition

    11 In stock now

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    $31.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.60 Cost Per Round
    • 2800 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2872 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 81163
    • UPC 090255811636
  9. Hornady 270 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 130 Grain SST Ammunition

    9 In stock now

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    $32.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.60 Cost Per Round
    • 3060 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2702 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80543
    • UPC 090255380545
  10. Hornady 460 S&W Ammo - 20 Rounds of 200 Grain FTX Ammunition

    14 In stock now

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    $32.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.60 Cost Per Round
    • 2200 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2149 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 9152
  11. Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo - 200 Rounds of 143 Grain ELD-X Ammunition

    3 In stock now

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    $320.00 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • 143 Grain
    • ELD-X Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • $1.60 Cost Per Round
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2315 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 81499
    • UPC 10090255814993
  12. Hornady Custom 7mm Rem Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 154 Grain SP Ammunition

    9 In stock now

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    $32.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.65 Cost Per Round
    • 3035 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3149 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 8060
    • UPC 090255380606
  13. Hornady 480 Ruger Ammo - 20 Rounds of 325 Grain JHP Ammunition

    25 In stock now

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    $33.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $1.65 Cost Per Round
    • 1350 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1315 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 9138
    • UPC 090255391381
  14. Hornady LEVERevolution 45-70 Govt Ammo - 20 Rounds of 325 Grain FTX Ammunition

    31 In stock now

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    $33.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $1.65 Cost Per Round
    • 2050 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3032 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 82747
    • UPC 090255827477
  15. Hornady Precision Hunter 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 178 Grain ELD-X Ammunition

    24 In stock now

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    $33.19 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.66 Cost Per Round
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2672 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80994
    • UPC 090255809947
  16. Hornady LEVERevolution 45-70 Govt Ammo - 20 Rounds of 250 Grain FTX Ammunition

    33 In stock now

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    $34.95 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.75 Cost Per Round
    • 2025 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2276 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 82741
    • UPC 090255827415
  17. Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo - 20 Rounds of 143 Grain ELD-X Ammunition

    81 In stock now

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    $34.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.75 Cost Per Round
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2315 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 81499
    • UPC 090255814996
  18. Hornady Superformance 300 Win Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 180 Grain SST Ammunition

    24 In stock now

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    $36.95 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.85 Cost Per Round
    • 3130 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3917 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 82193
    • UPC 090255821932
  19. Hornady Superformance 7mm Rem Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 162 Grain SST Ammunition

    16 In stock now

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    $36.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.85 Cost Per Round
    • 3030 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3302 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80633
    • UPC 090255806335
  20. Hornady Superformance 338 Win Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 200 Grain SST Polymer Tipped Ammunition

    16 In stock now

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    $37.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • 200 Grain
    • Polymer Tipped Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • $1.85 Cost Per Round
    • 2830 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3531 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 82223
    • UPC 090255822236
  21. Hornady Superformance 30-06 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 180 Grain GMX Ammunition

    20 In stock now

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    $38.50 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.93 Cost Per Round
    • 2820 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3178 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 81187
    • UPC 090255811872
  22. Hornady 12 Gauge Ammo - 5 Rounds of 325 Grain Sabot Slug Ammunition

    16 In stock now

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    $9.75 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • Sabot Slug
    • $1.95 Cost Per Round
    • 1825 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2403 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 86271
    • UPC 090255862713
  23. Hornady Precision Hunter 7mm Rem Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 162 Grain ELD Ammunition

    18 In stock now

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    $39.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $2.00 Cost Per Round
    • 2940 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3109 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80636
    • UPC 090255806366
  24. Hornady 7mm Rem Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 139 Grain SST Ammunition

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    $41.25 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $2.06 Cost Per Round
    • 3240 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3239 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 80593
    • UPC 090255805932
  25. Hornady Precision Hunter 300 Win Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 200 Grain ELD-X Ammunition

    21 In stock now

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    $43.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $2.15 Cost Per Round
    • 2850 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3607 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 82002
    • UPC 090255820027
  26. Hornady Superformance 338 Win Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 185 Grain GMX Ammunition

    7 In stock now

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    $44.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $2.20 Cost Per Round
    • 3080 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3896 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 82226
    • UPC 090255822267
  27. Hornady 20 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 250 Grain Sabot Slug Ammunition

    62 In stock now

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    $12.00 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • Slug
    • $2.40 Cost Per Round
    • 1800 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1798 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 86232
    • UPC 090255862324
  28. Hornady 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 300 Grain Sabot Slug Ammunition

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    $13.00 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • Sabot Slug
    • $2.60 Cost Per Round
    • 2000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2664 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 8623
    • UPC 090255386233
  29. Hornady Dangerous Game Series 9.3x62mm Ammo - 20 Rounds of 286 Grain InterLock SP Ammunition

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    $55.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $2.75 Cost Per Round
    • 2360 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3537 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 82303
    • UPC 090255823035
  30. Hornady 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 300 Grain FTX Ammunition

    33 In stock now

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    $59.50 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $2.98 Cost Per Round
    • 2075 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2868 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 9249
  31. Hornady 375 H&H Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 270 Grain SP Ammunition

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    $63.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $3.15 Cost Per Round
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 4370 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 82312
  32. Hornady Superformance 375 H&H Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 270 Grain SP Ammunition

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    $64.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • 270 Grain
    • Spire Point Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • $3.25 Cost Per Round
    • 2800 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 4699 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 8508
    • UPC 090255385083
  33. Hornady 338 Lapua Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 285 Grain ELD-Match Ammunition

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    $95.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $4.75 Cost Per Round
    • 2745 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Hornady SKU 82300
    • UPC 090255823004
  34. Hornady 50 BMG Ammo - 10 Rounds of 750 Grain A-MAX Match Ammunition

    20 In stock now

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    $57.00 Price

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    • 10 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady

    • New Condition
    • 10 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Range
    • $5.70 Cost Per Round
    • 2820 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 13241 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Hornady SKU 8270
    • UPC 090255382709
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Joyce Hornady sold his first bullet in 1949, a .30 caliber Spire Point weighing 150 grain. He was using a surplus bullet assembly press in a rented garage, where his company was born from his desire to build a better product that he could use himself – because first and foremost, Joyce was a shooter. His company would grow to become a force in the ammunition and reloading markets. Hornady Manufacturing grew rapidly during its first few years, increasing sales by 300 percent by the second year.

The Origins of Hornady Manufacturing

It all began with Hornady Sporting Goods Company, a business centered around baseball bats, bicycles, team uniforms and the like. When Joyce went to the bank for his first business loan to expand into ammunition, the bankers were confused. Bullets? For reloaders? That wasn’t a business model with any future, he was told. But he went ahead anyway, partnering with Vernon Speer, a name familiar to many ammunition and shooting aficionados. Their first foray into the world of ammunition was a machine that converted spent .22 rimfire cartridges into bullet jacket and then full rounds.

Hornady Bullets and Hornady Reloading

During World War II, Hornady’s founder, like many Americans, had to make due because of wartime shortages. These shortages led to the discovery that became the engine of Hornady’s business. He was able to take a .22 rimfire cartridge case and transform it into a bullet, which could then be loaded into centerfire ammunition for varmint shooting.

Hornady saw opportunity because while the market was flooded with surplus ammunition, virtually none of it was suitable for hunting. With this in mind, he began manufacturing a .30 caliber, 150-grain Spire Point on a Waterbury Farrell out of a former auto body shop. During the company’s first year, they sold a scant $10,000 worth of ammunition. However, while it would be several years before they were able to break even, sales tripled the next year and the company’s staff grew to four.

Above all else, the goal was on quality, and the founding Hornady wanted a shooter to be able to put “ten bullets through one hole” with his ammunition. This goal belies Hornady’s dual shooting lineage. First, he was a shooter of both game and targets. Later, he acted as a marksmanship instructor during the Second World War due to being too old for active duty service. It was the latter experience that tipped him off to the need for accurate, reliable ammunition for the United States military. The ammunition of World War II was better suited for close quarters than long-distance rifle work.

Business was looking up for Hornady Manufacturing – until the Korean War, which created unanticipated shortages of important raw materials. But rather than give up and let the company fold, Hornady won contracts for producing alternative products not associated with ammunition, including aluminum hearts for bracelets and condenser cans for the U.S. government. Once the war ended, the materials that Hornady had used for the cans and the technology he developed to manufacture them were applied to form ultra-thin copper jackets for varmint bullets.

Hornady Ammo Ballistics Testing

In 1958, Speer and Hornady split, with the former focusing like a laser on .30 caliber rounds. Local venture capitalist Fred Abrahamson gave Hornady a much needed infusion of capital for growth. Hornady moved to an 800-square-foot plant (now a 145,000-square-foot facility) in Grand Island, Nebraska, built specifically for the purpose of manufacturing ammunition and where the original press employed is still in use today. Joyce added a 200-yard underground range so he could perform onsite quality testing of his products without interference from the weather.

Hornady Manufacturing continued their pace of rapid growth and expansion into the 60s and 70s – with their ballistics lab supporting U.S. Army ballisticians in their experimentation of aerodynamically efficient bullet designs, eventually leading to the adaptation of the secant ogive. This later became the Hornady bullet signature profile and is now used almost exclusively for all bullets made by Hornady.

Hornady acquired a number of erstwhile competitors along the way. Acquisitions of Hornady Manufacturing include Pacific Tool Company, West Coast Shot Company, and Frontier Ammunition. These were later incorporated into a single entity with Hornady Manufacturing, with new names like Hornady Custom Ammunition and Hornady Tool Company. During this reorganization, the company came into a dispute with one of its partners and began manufacturing all cartridge cases in house.

Joyce Hornady’s Death and the Future of Hornady Ammunition

Joyce Hornady's death dealt a severe blow to the company. In January of 1981, along with lead engineer Edward Heers and customer service manager Jim Garber, Hornady died in an airplane crash on the way to the SHOT Show. The Hornady family stepped forward to lead the company, and they soon began producing their cartridge cases in house, now led by Steve Hornady, who is also a member of the NRA’s board. The younger Hornady was scheduled to be on the plane, but had to miss the trade show to care for his wife while she recovered from surgery. Today, they enjoy a reputation for manufacturing some of the best brass available.

While the company is very much a family affair (Steve’s son Jason is the Vice President), members of the family are required to work outside of the company for ten years before they are even allowed to interview for a position. Jason took a 50-percent pay cut to come to work for his father after a lucrative career in outdoor sales. While family is a priority, quality is even more so.

Hornady Products

Hornady Manufacturing continues to expand and innovate, always working to advance bullet technology. They make more than excellent bullets, they also manufacture complete ammunition for pistols, rifles and shotguns – earning true respect for the amount of research and development that goes into each of their products. Recent additions to their product line include the Hornady TAP and Critical Defense premium ammunition for law enforcement agencies and military use. Hunters are well served by the Hornady LEVERevolution and Dangerous Game ammunition series, which represent some of the most advanced bullet technologies available. They have also ventured into the world of competitive shooting, selling their lines of Custom Match and Steel Match ammo. From the mighty mouse .17HMR to the burly .500 S&W Magnum, Hornady sells ammunition for practically every shooter, including those waiting eagerly for the zombie apocalypse. Yes, that’s right – Hornady makes ammunition specifically for gunning down legions of the undead. Just make sure you have enough food stockpiled while you’re at it.

Hornady has been, and remains committed to, manufacturing high-quality products for shooters of all persuasions, reloaders and armed professionals. Producing with excellence and innovation, Hornady Manufacturing will no doubt continue to be at the cutting edge of ammunition manufacturers. And hey, if and when the dead begin rising from their graves, there will be only one ammunition specifically designed to send them back to their resting place.

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