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#2599737 - Mon Feb 27 2012 10:59 PM Nosler E Tips
game harvester Offline
journeyman

Registered: Sun Feb 17 2008
Posts: 99
Loc: pa
Anyone use these with good results? Accuracy? Kills? Picked up a box and will load for a 280.

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#2600770 - Wed Feb 29 2012 12:46 AM Re: Nosler E Tips [Re: game harvester]
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The man

Registered: Tue Nov 05 2002
Posts: 9856
Loc: PA
let us know how they shoot!



im afraid to say it but i feel in my lifetime we'll likely see a lead bullet ban....many (if not all) bullet makers are making them now...


just wonder if we HAVE lead if we will be able to continue to use them....


i dont have a stockpile of bullets yet...but with prices only going up, i wanna start....but questioning it because i feel sooner or later there will be a lead ban and i dont wanna get shafted with thousands of lead bullets to last me a real long time...


ive heard mixed results about some of the lead free jobs shooting accurately...i think the problem lies in the weight...our barrels are twisted for certain weights...to obtain the same weight bullet lead free, the bullets gotta be longer...throwing off the stabilization....which i think is why there are reports of them not shooting as accurately...maybe im wrong...

i know bullets like Barnes have a great following and seem to do well on game though...

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#2600772 - Wed Feb 29 2012 12:53 AM Re: Nosler E Tips [Re: game harvester]
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If you want to go non-lead I would suggest cutting edge bullets........made in pa to boot....

https://cuttingedgebullets.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=MTH_J01
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#2602177 - Wed Feb 29 2012 10:17 PM Re: Nosler E Tips [Re: game harvester]
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journeyman

Registered: Sun Feb 17 2008
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I picked them up at the East Coast Guns sale. I will be reloading for my brothers' 280 Rem. this year and thought I would give them a try (30% off). I do shoot the Barnes TTSX out of my 270 Win. using IMR 4350 with great accuracy. These bullets are indeed long, they look like small telephone poles, haven't stood them beside the TTSX yet but I'm pretty sure they are longer. I thought I read on here awhile ago that somebody had problems with them expanding fully on deer. I emailed Nosler and they said to back off 2 grains from each of their accubond loads.

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#2602312 - Thu Mar 01 2012 12:20 AM Re: Nosler E Tips [Re: game harvester]
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good luck with them! i'll be interested in hearing results...i know barnes has a following of people that love their bullets...ive never shot one...im a nosler fan...not "stuck" on them..but have good results on game and accuracy...so they are my go-to bullets first..

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#2604536 - Fri Mar 02 2012 08:39 PM Re: Nosler E Tips [Re: game harvester]
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Registered: Sun Nov 04 2007
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Loc: Western Wyoming
They shoot great, but I know of a couple instances where they did not perform well on game.

At least 2 animals that failed to open, just penciled through. Still died with follow up shots, but not good enough in my opinion.

Alot better bullets out that will keep more money in your pocket.
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#2604743 - Fri Mar 02 2012 11:19 PM Re: Nosler E Tips [Re: matt75bronco]
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Loc: Md.
There seems to be a trend of these type of bullets now that retain more weight but they dont blow causing pass thrus. I still believe in fragmintation, i want that bullet coming apart some causing internal damage no need for blood trail than. Guess it seems a matter of opinion of what school you chose.

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#2608154 - Mon Mar 05 2012 10:18 PM Re: Nosler E Tips [Re: outofstater]
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Originally Posted By: outofstater
There seems to be a trend of these type of bullets now that retain more weight but they dont blow causing pass thrus. I still believe in fragmintation, i want that bullet coming apart some causing internal damage no need for blood trail than. Guess it seems a matter of opinion of what school you chose.


Fully Agree. I Love Bergers......
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#2610251 - Wed Mar 07 2012 11:10 PM Re: Nosler E Tips [Re: matt75bronco]
outofstater Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 25 2009
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Loc: Md.
Matt, tell me what bergers you used and opinion on damage control. Ive been playing with some 95's in my 6mmx284 factory 242 twist but only on paper and lr milk jugs. They do seem to fly well out to 1k yards.

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#2610575 - Thu Mar 08 2012 12:02 PM Re: Nosler E Tips [Re: game harvester]
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Registered: Sun Nov 04 2007
Posts: 1712
Loc: Western Wyoming
I have used the 185gr and 210 gr hunting VLD in my 300 RUM Sendero with great results. So far have taken 2 elk (one at 250 yards and the other at under 100, both pumped full of adrenaline) and a deer at 450 yards, along with a bunch of steel. The bergers do come apart like a grenade, but as long as you dont put them through the shoulder meat damage is minimal.

I use the 52 gr Varmint Match in my 22-250 with great results on P-dogs and coyotes. Have taken p-dogs out to 400, and they are great on yote pelts.

I would love to build a 6mm or 6.5mm like the one you describe, as I think paired with the Bergers would make a great long range yote or deer gun.

Or a 338 Edge....which I believe you have. smile
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