Re: 210 Nolser ALR. 1st BC test
Originally Posted by stomp442
Sorry to resurect an old thread but why do people insist on basing Berger performance on weight retention? They are designed to fragment and explode hence not much weight retention. If you kill an animal and find nothing but shreaded insides and little bullet fragments the bullet worked just like it was supposed to.
Sorry for the rant.
Now to the B.C. of the Nosler 210 ALR. I have not yet tested these but I have made a few observations and calculations. First off Nosler lists a G7 B.C. of .316 which is exactly what the B.C. should be, based on the standard G7 form factor. With that in mind Nosler then calculates a G1 B.C. of .730 which is entirely outlandish and false. According to Bryan Litz in his applied ballistics for long range shooting book on page 283 he states " In order to convert a G7 B.C. to a G1 B.C. that is an average 3000 fps to 1500 fps divide the G7 by .512." By doing this conversion we can calculate the G1 B.C. of the Nosler at .617. This is still a great B.C. and the Nosler Im sure will make a great long range bullet but not the long range bullet Nosler hyped it up to be. The .617 B.C. puts the Nosler around 10 points lower than both the Berger .210 (.627) and 16 lower than the 208 Hornady Amax (.633) (Litz tested B.C.s) The B.C. of .617 is much more belivable and realistic given the bullets similar design and form factors.
The reason they (berger) get bashed for their explosive characteristics is because not everybody hunts coues whitetails. Some here hunt big moose and big bears. We don't need a bullet to fragment in a 1800# bear or moose. We need penetration.
Now if they would introduce a 140 class ALR for your beloved 260, I bet you'd use them.
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.