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Unread 09-29-2003, 10:28 AM
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Your info on the Nosler .308 BT

I am thinking of using the Nosler "Spitzer" BT. Who here recommends them? My .308 already shoots and doped for the 168 SMK. So I thought of using the 165Gr. Nosler BT the one with the Green Tip. This will be used on Deer and Wild Hogs. Or should I stick with the 168 SMK?

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    Unread 09-29-2003, 10:32 AM
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    Re: Your info on the Nosler .308 BT

    If you go to the BT, you will have to redo your drop tables again. The BT have a higher BC. Personally, with hunting season upon us, go with what you know and have confidence in. The animals don't mind...

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    Re: Your info on the Nosler .308 BT

    I'm no expert, but I wouldn't choose the BT for hogs . I use the 165 BT in 308 for deer, it certainly makes ugly (read effective) wounds on side-on chest shots; But I wouldn't consider it man-enough to penetrate successfully on a raking shot -on a deer - let alone a hog!
    I'd be leaning firmly towards something bonded for hogs!
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    Re: Your info on the Nosler .308 BT

    Troyr,

    Have you tried the Hornady stuff yet? A-max or the SST should work just as good if not better than the Nosler and they are cheaper then the Noslers. I've shot fur, feather, & fin with these bullets and they have not let me down yet.

    Well, maybe not fin!?!?

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    Re: Your info on the Nosler .308 BT

    I have shot the SST but only at paper. Hunting wise I dont know how good they are. Yes,they are alot cheaper than Nosler.

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    Re: Your info on the Nosler .308 BT

    All advice is welcome to me.
    I wonder what this bullet is made for " Nosler Bt 165gr"?

    Yeah, I have considered the Sierra GameKing 165Gr. also? But I figured the plastic tip on the nosler would hopefully increase accuracy.

    Would the SMK be a good Hog bullet or should I use a Sierra GameKing?

    Dont say anything about the Barnes Bullets I dont want to mess with them.

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    Re: Your info on the Nosler .308 BT

    Again, my test on 165/168gr bullets out of my Wby and water filled gallon milk jugs.

    Muzz vel 3150 with all bullets. Nosler 165gr BT, 168gr J4, Hornady Amax. At 75yds, the BT vaporized two jugs and broke apart the third, bullet went on to punch a nice 1 1/4" hole through a piece of 2" lumber.

    The Hornady and J4 blew up two jugs but only peppered or slightly poked holes in the third.

    My experience with the Interlock/SST puts them tougher then the BT. So this gives you a relative comparison of penetration at very high impact vels.

    Personally, I love the SST as they are such an improvement aerodynamically over the Interlocks. I have hunted with the Interlocks for many seasons in my 303 and '06. At moderate impact vel, penetration on deer vertebrae, shoulders, etc, is excellent. I would not hesitate to use the SST/Interlocks on any game within shooting range of my '06 or Gibbs.

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