The Hornady Podcast
The Hornady Podcast
About The Hornady Podcast
Join Seth Swerczek, Hornady Marketing Communications Manager, as we discuss all things hunting, shooting, reloading, and outdoor lifestyle.
On this episode, Seth is joined by Judd Jarzynka and Preston Lentfer. This show revolves around the versatile, 243 Winchester. This cartridge is probably the most popular of the 308 Winchester “children” and can take game from the smallest of varmints to medium game with equal aplomb. We talk about the history of the cartridge, current 243 Win. offerings from Hornady, and share some personal stories and experiences with this great round. We hope you enjoy the show!
On this episode, Seth is joined by Senior Ballistician, Jayden Quinlan. This piece is all about terminal ballistics; specifically, the study of how a projectile reacts when it hits a target and the transfer of kinetic energy to the target. There’s a lot of dogma and fables surrounding the topic so we thought it would be fun to take a deep dive into the subject. We hope you enjoy this educational episode!
On this episode, Seth is joined by Bullet Plant Manager, Mike Timmerman and Bullet Press Magician, John Potratz. The two guests have nearly 80 combined years of experience at Hornady. The guys discuss their individual careers and then dive into how bullets are made. This is an interesting topic with two of our "legacy guys," we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
On this episode, Seth is joined by Project Engineer, Miles Neville and Lead Ballistics Lab Technician, Matt George. This episode is being released March 8th - happy 308 day! The guys discuss the history of the 308 Winchester and how it's used today. Hornady has a host of 308 Win. offerings designed for numerous applications. We hope you enjoy the show!
On this episode, Seth is joined by Preston Lentfer and Hornady Project Engineer, Ben Syring. The discussion revolves around introduction to reloading and what tools you may need to get started. The guys have the popular, Hornady Lock-N-Load Classic Kit and many other valuable Hornady reloading products you may need when reloading pistol and rifle cartridges. They then discuss proper handloading steps from start to finish. There are numerous reasons to handload, we hope this episode encourages you to get acquainted with this rewarding hobby!
On this episode Seth is joined by Jayden Quinlan and Miles Neville, to answer your listener submitted questions! We've received some amazing feedback from our listeners, and we've had a pile of questions come in. On this episode, we answer a chunk of those questions and provide additional insight on all things ballistics and shooting related. We hope you enjoy the show!
On this episode, Seth is joined by Marketing Director, Neil Davies and Director of Engineering, Mitch Mittelstaedt. This one is a deep dive into the popular 450 Bushmaster cartridge. The guys discuss the technical details of the cartridge development and also cover what it was like to introduce a cartridge in the mid-2000's. There were a few key factors that helped make this cartridge the success that it is today. Enjoy the show!
On this episode, Seth is joined in the studio by media guru, international hunter and owner of Scottish based Tweed Media, Simon K. Barr and Hornady Marketing Director, Neil Davies. Simon often says ‘never let the truth get in the way of a good story’ and this fascinating show covers his journey through marketing, press and media in the outdoor industry, up mountains, on the backs of elephants and at trade shows. Peek behind the marketing curtain on this not to be missed show!
On This episode, Seth is joined by Senior Ballistician, Jayden Quinlan. In recent episodes, we've covered using statistically valid sample sizes to determine rifle and shooter capability. This episode expands on that, and tries to answer questions like, "why don't all bullets go into a one hole group?" and "what are the factors that cause group dispersion?". Many of the things that influence where a bullet goes are misunderstood and this podcast explores those factors.
On this episode, Seth is joined in the studio by Assistant Director of Engineering, Joe Thielen and Marketing Director Neil Davies. The topic of this show is all things V-Max bullets. The V-Max was released as a new product in 1996 and quickly established itself as the best varmint hunting bullet on the market. The team discusses the design aspects of this bullet along with what applications are best suited for the V-Max.
Seth sits down with Dave Fulson of Safari Classics Productions at the 2023 Dallas Safari Club convention. They chat about Dave’s hunting start in Texas and how his love for adventure and big game hunting has since allowed him to travel the globe in several capacities ranging from guide, outfitter, award- winning outdoor writer, videographer, producer and recognized television host. Dave also covers the mission & vison of the Dallas Safari Club and why conservation through hunting is so vital to the success of the animal population in Africa and around the world.
On this episode, Seth and Jayden are joined in the studio by long-time friend and Systems Engineer, Jeff Siewert. Jeff recently retired from the ballistics field where he spent his entire adult life. He authored a book titled, “Ammunition, Demystified The (non) Bubba’s Guide to How Ammo Really Works”. On the show, the guys talk about some of Jeff's interesting stories through his career and Jeff shares some insight on the practices and principles in the small arms field. We hope you enjoy this educational episode!
On this episode, Seth is joined in the studio by fellow marketing department members Judd Jarzynka and Preston Lentfer. This show is a recap of sorts, looking back at the first season of The Hornady Podcast. The guys review the most popular episodes, share their favorite episodes and look towards the future with some sneak peaks of what’s to come. We hope you enjoy and have an awesome 2023!
On this episode, Seth is joined once again by Project Engineer, Miles Neville, and Senior Ballistician, Jayden Quinlan. This is a follow-up podcast to episode #50, where the guys discuss statistics, how they can be used in load development, and how you can use them to truly judge how good of a system you have. We looked at the feedback from our viewers and decided to take another dive into group size and the load development process.
On this installment of what we're affectionately referring to as "Quinlan's Corner", Seth and Jayden dive into exactly how to use 4DOF. A tablet screen is displayed so you can watch all the steps, from start to finish, of setting up and using this FREE app. After the initial setup, Jayden offers some pro tips and tricks to get the most out of the app. This is one you'll want to watch, but the guys do a good job of going in to detail so you could follow step by step on audio form as well.
On this episode, Seth is joined in the studio by Project Engineer Miles Neville, and Senior Ballistician Jayden Quinlan. While this topic can be somewhat controversial, the reality is math doesn’t lie. The guys discuss different ways of load development, velocity ES/SD, and assessing a rifle's performance using data that is statistically significant. Many precision rifle shooters are looking at data sets that are simply too small to properly represent their rifle’s performance. In this podcast we look to dispel some dogma and see how statistics play a role rifle and load analysis.
On this episode, Seth is joined in the studio by Senior Ballistician Jayden Quinlan. This show is a culmination of sorts, of our ballistic series discussing bullet drag, ballistic coefficients, and drag curves. We take an in-depth look at the 4DOF Ballistic Calculator, specifically on how and why it is superior to BC based ballistic calculators. Enjoy the show.
On this episode, Seth and Preston are joined in the studio by Jens Kjær Knudsen and Thomas Nissen. Jens and Thomas are from Denmark and embarked on a journey to small town Nebraska in chase of whitetails. They detail their less than perfect travel and how their successful hunts went down. We found their perspectives quite interesting, and we hope you enjoy the tales.
On this episode, Seth is joined in the studio by fellow marketing team member Judd Jarzynka as well as Sales Technician Matt Ritchie. They are joined over the web by guest of the show and Team Hornady member Geoff Nemnich. Geoff is a co-host of wildly popular YouTube series “The Last Stand” as well as the #1 predator hunting podcast “Eastmans’ Predator Pros”. We talked some basics and got Geoff’s strategies and tactics when it comes to calling coyotes. We had a host of questions for him and picked his brain and found the conversation extremely helpful and we can’t wait for part 2. We hope you enjoy the show.
On this episode, Seth talks with fellow marketing department members, Judd Jarzynka and Preston Lentfer. They discuss their plans for opening rifle season in Nebraska and then Seth takes off down the halls of Hornady, asking fellow coworkers to share their plans for the season, as well as what cartridge and rifle they are using. It's an exciting time at Hornady and the state of Nebraska. We hope you are as excited for hunting as we are.
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