What's With The Hirtenberger Eagle Crest & Hornady?


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While at the range I picked up an empty clear plastic box for the Hornady .17HMR and I noticed the Hirtenberger eagle crest on the bottom label. I also have a picture of a box of Hornady TAP-FPD pistol ammo and Hornady steel cased law enforcement only .223 Remington practice ammo that has the same HP eagle crest on the labels.

Does anyone know why HP’s crest is on the labels of certain Hornady ammo products? What is HP’s role in the manufacture of Hornady ammo? I was under the impression that HP’s factory in Austria had closed it’s doors some years ago.

Any thoughts?