Originally Posted by NeLab1
thanks for the advice lefty, I have been using sierra 140 BT's for getting on paper if they shoot well I don't have a problem using them, I don't have any Hornady bullets except for some old 175 round nose.
but I will try some others.
the bergers are so long trying to seat them in the mag might be a challenge. I still have some of the first barnes 150's I will give them a shot as well.
worked on the stalk a little last night getting the hump sanded out and getting the barrel free floated.
just waiting on the rings and bases to get here. its going to be down to the wire. deer season here opens the 9 November
I've shot literally many thousands of the NBT's in both the STW and 7 Rem Mag, and I can say with lots of experience they are a poor choice for game at these velocities on anything inside of 600yds with the STW and 400yds with the Rem.
They are extremely explosive and will occasionally just leave an animal horribly wounded and when you do get a good clean kill the damage is usually so thorough as to waste a hell of a lot of mea.
The Accubond would be a much better choice if you want to stick with Nosler. The Interlock and Interbond are great choices from Hornady and the Swift Sirocco is hard to beat period.
I reserve the NBT's solely for shooting things I want to see explode especially in the STW. I can't tell you how many coyotes I've literally left in multiple pieces by hitting them mid rib with the STW even at 600yds Plus.