Re: experience with the Nosler E-tip
I used the 180g 30 cal on deer and elk with no complaints. They shot accurately and load developed with no problem. I did not shoot anything at long range with them, so I can not comment on that. They did perform very well from 80 yards to 300 yards. Beware that you can not use conventional load data, you must start lower.
I am now using GS Custom bullets. They are also a lead free. They run a little higher velocity and on game performance is perfect, so far, out to 760 yards and under 100yards. They have been consistent from small cals as well.
Sorry about the side bar. The E-Tip is a very good bullet in my opinion.
To hunt... or not to hunt...? What a stupid question.