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The Hornady Podcast

Join Seth Swerczek, Hornady Marketing Communications Manager, as we discuss all things hunting, shooting, reloading, and outdoor lifestyle.

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Recent Episodes of The Hornady Podcast


Ep. 135 - A-Tip | The Rest of the Story |

Ep. 135 - A-Tip | The Rest of the Story |

On this episode, Seth is joined by Assistant Director of Engineering, Joe Thielen, Senior Ballistician and Founder of Quinlan's Corner, Jayden Quinlan, and Project Engineer, Ryan Damman.  The guys sit down to discuss the science and the design of the best match bullet on the market – the A-Tip® Match bullet. Topics include initial design iterations, the discovery of what came to be Drag Variability Reduction Technology, and how the finished product has dominated the match scene since their release. We hope you enjoy this technical episode. If you want to be a better competitor – here’s “A-Tip”!

Episode 28 11 July 2024 1h, 9s


Ep. 134 - Engineering & Design with Ruger

Ep. 134 - Engineering & Design with Ruger

On this episode, Seth is joined by Ruger engineers, Charlie and Brett.  Team Ruger was in town for the Zombies in the Heartland 3-Gun Match and came to the studio to discuss cold hammer forging barrels and firearm design. They also answered the obligatory one cartridge, one bullet question. We hope you enjoy the show with two companies celebrating 75 years!

 

Episode 27 4 July 2024 47m and 39s


Ep. 133 - Talking Primers & Rimfire with CCI & Remington

Ep. 133 - Talking Primers & Rimfire with CCI & Remington

On this episode, Seth is joined by Jason Slinkard of CCI and Audrey Mayes and Leland Mason of Remington Ammunition. The group discusses multi-gun action found at the Zombies in the Heartland Match at the Heartland Public Shooting Park. The conversation then shifts to some technical aspects of primers as well as what goes into the engineering and R&D of new rimfire products. We hope you enjoy this great show with some industry friends!

Episode 26 27 June 2024 57m and 1s


Ep. 132 - 75 Years of Innovation

Ep. 132 - 75 Years of Innovation

On this special episode, Seth is joined in the studio by Steve and Jason Hornady. This year, Hornady is celebrating its 75th anniversary! The guys discuss the history of the company and share some stories you've never heard before. They also discuss Employee Appreciation Day, which took place on June 12th. The episode wraps up with details on a very exciting celebration to commemorate 75 wonderful years in business. We hope you enjoy this episode! 

Episode 25 20 June 2024 46m and 27s


Ep. 131 - DEEP DIVE with GARMIN  | Xero C1 Pro Chronograph |

Ep. 131 - DEEP DIVE with GARMIN | Xero C1 Pro Chronograph |

On this episode, Seth is joined by Garmin Senior Product Manager, Chad VanCamp and Software Engineer, Phillip Carroll.  The guys discuss what prompted Garmin to enter the sporting chronograph market and what the R&D process entailed for the XERO C1 Pro Chronograph.  The conversation also covers some of the engineering hurdles along the way and finishes up with the obligatory one cartridge/one bullet question.  We hope you enjoy the dive into the most popular chronograph on the market!

Episode 24 13 June 2024 38m and 25s


Ep. 130 - John Scoutten Shooting USA

Ep. 130 - John Scoutten Shooting USA

On this episode, Seth is joined by John Scoutten from Shooting USA. Originally hosted by John’s father, Jim Scoutten, John is maintaining the family tradition as a host, producer, and competitive shooter, for America’s most watched firearms show; Shooting USA. John works to share his expertise and passion for firearms with the audience, while paving the way to welcome new shooters to competition. We hope you enjoy the dive into this iconic TV show!

Episode 23 6 June 2024 1h, 1m and 7s


Ep. 129 - Hit Probability

Ep. 129 - Hit Probability

On this episode, Seth is joined by Jayden for another episode of Quinlan's Corner. This show dissects the five contributing factors as to why a bullet goes where it goes in a long range shot. The guys discuss how the variables at play can compound each other. By knowing and understanding the five factors, the shooter can start to establish their hit probability for a given target. The foundation has been laid for this with episodes 29, 31, 34, 44, 50, 52, and 57. We hope you enjoy this highly educational episode.

Episode 22 30 May 2024 1h, 13m and 36s


Ep. 128 - Reduced Recoil Reloading

Ep. 128 - Reduced Recoil Reloading

On this episode, Seth is joined by Miles Neville and Preston Lentfer. This show was a listener suggested topic which is reducing recoil by way of hand loading. The guys talk about various ways to get this done safely and effectively and the reasons you might want to consider giving it a try. They also go over other options for reducing recoil for those that don’t hand load. We hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 21 23 May 2024 43m and


Ep. 127 - NEW Patented Drag Variability Reduction Technology | DVRT |

Ep. 127 - NEW Patented Drag Variability Reduction Technology | DVRT |

On this episode, Seth is joined by Assistant Director of Engineering, Joe Thielen, and Ballisticians, Jayden Quinlan and Jacob Morrow.  The guys go into great detail on the new Drag Variability Reduction Technology (DVRT™). This patented bullet tip design ensures the ultimate in ballistic consistency by increasing drag uniformity from bullet to bullet.  Topics include the definition of drag variability and how it is accurately measured, the DVRT design process, how and when this technology was implemented, as well as a comparison to BC variability.  We hope you enjoy this technical dive into Drag Variability Reduction Technology.

Episode 20 15 May 2024 1h, 4m and 7s


Ep. 126 - 5 Rules of the Range

Ep. 126 - 5 Rules of the Range

On this episode, Seth and Matt are joined by the new Heartland Public Shooting Park Manager and Hornady employee, Tom Busch. The guys discuss one of the most important parts of range safety – proper shooting range etiquette. Whether it’s your first time at a public shooting range or you’re a regular range guest, the guys cover some written and unwritten rules that can help us all. We hope you enjoy the episode!

Episode 19 9 May 2024 33m and 15s

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