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.270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

 
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Old 11-01-2004, 03:08 PM
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.270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

What is the difference in the two. I have heard that boat tails fly better than the non?
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Old 11-01-2004, 03:50 PM
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Re: .270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

Actually, the opposite is often true. Most benchrest shooters who shoot out to 200yds or so, regularely shoot flatbase bullets. Flatbase bullets are easier for the manufacturer to make consistent.

In factory chambers with looong freebores the flat base bullet may shoot better because you can seat the bullet out a bit farther and still m,aintain good neck tension. Obviously, the tails of boattail bullets provide zero neck tension and may limit the cartridge OAL.

The benefit to boattail bullets doesn't really begin until you are shoooting out past 400yds. For most hunting this isn't an issue. Lastly, boattail hunting bullets have a greater tendancy to suffer from jacket/core separation after impact. However, the newer bonded core bullets should eliminate this problem if you choose them.

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Old 11-01-2004, 04:10 PM
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Re: .270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

Varmint Hunter

I agree with every thing you said except for one thing (there's always one thing isn't there [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] ). A lot of world class and hall of fame BR shooters use BT bullets. I guess it's a case of "shoot what works".

Ray
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Old 11-01-2004, 04:32 PM
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Re: .270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

AGREED

My point was that boattail bullets are not
necessarily more accurate. If they were, all benchrest shooters would be using them.

I'd venture to say that most PPC shooters are shooting flatbase bullets, but thats just a guess. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

VH

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Old 11-01-2004, 06:12 PM
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Re: .270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

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This time I agree with everything you said. No exceptions. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 11-01-2004, 06:19 PM
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Re: .270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

Thanks for the info. Could you give me an example of some bonded core bullets?
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Old 11-01-2004, 07:14 PM
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Re: .270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

3 bonded core bullets that come immediately to mind are the Nosler Accubond, Hornady Interbond & Swift Scirocco. They all look like Ballistic Tips and they're all boattails. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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