Fat, Flat, and Not So Fast. Meet the Hushpuppy! The fat part is right. And it is rumored to shoot very flat. This is a subsonic round and a big one at that. The .416 Hushpuppy is currently in development by AM-TAC Precision. So what is this cute sounding cartridge and why should you know about it? Well, first off it will work in an AR-15 style rifle (with some obvious modifications). It fits in standard AR magazines, but single stacked. It uses a 7.62×39 bolt on a standard carrier group. AM-TAC will be selling barrels, complete uppers and rifles in the coming months.
Ok. It works in an AR, but what about the important stuff? From what we have seen and read, it looks like a great subsonic 200 yard cartridge. This would make a heck of a good hog hunting round. The bullet is designed to tumble on impact to create a larger wound channel. Look at the deformed bullet pics below. This thing doesn’t mushroom. Instead, the wound channel is cut in by the massive projectile as it tumbles.
Check out the pictures below for some charts and graphs AM-TAC supplied for more information.
The projected cost of a complete upper at this time is around $1,000. Complete rounds will be around $2.50 each but they promise to sell brass and supply data. No word on dies though. Could this round give .300 Blackout a run for its money?