210 Nolser ALR. 1st BC test
I'm not going to get into my methods of testing BCs. I really hate to be that way but some of you guys here make these monsters. "You didn't do this right, how do you know you did that right?" "Are you an engineer? yadayadayada and I'm not in the mood to hear it. Around here it seems like you need a physics degree and 100,000 dollars worth of the highest grade of technological equipment known to the aerospace industry.
Now that I'm done with my soapbox, all I will say is that after a very tedious and thorough test (albeit this is still a work in progress) I think it is safe to say that these have a BC of roughly 4-1/2% less than that of the 208 AMAX.
Before any of you throw any flame, get out there and prove me wrong unless you already have.
Regardless, I know that just looking at these it is pretty obvious that these are no where near the .73 that Nosler claims. At least not in the real world. Between a couple of other experimenter's results and today's evaluation, I think it could be considered a fact at this point that they are much closer to the 210 Berger and 208 AMAX than .73 and most likely, lower than these. I realize that this was only one test and more is needed for the most accurate numbers, but I am confident this test is really close.
While it is a bit disappointing as I was hoping for at least a BC equal to the 208, maybe a bit better but I still think that this is a big step in the right direction. IF they do open and expand reliably at or below 1500'sec, AND hold up well on bone impact on larger game such as elk, then it is a HUGE step in the right direction.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.