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Anybody tried the new 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips yet

 
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:19 PM
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Anybody tried the new 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips yet

I have been playing around with them, their BC is .490 which is better than the 165 grain Ballistic Tips.

I have not shot any deer with them yet (gun season ain't open yet)...but fired into water, they hold together way better than the 165's.

The 168's are built a little "tougher"...similar to the 180 grain version...thicker jacket.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:05 PM
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Re: Anybody tried the new 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips yet

A member here brought some of those over so we could work up a load for his 300WSM. He shot the best 3 shot 800 yard group I have ever seen with a sporter weight gun using them.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:01 AM
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Re: Anybody tried the new 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips yet

That sounds about right...I didn't mention it because I didn't want to lead the conversation.

My groups also got smaller with them...they were .3 MOA on average with the 165's, with the 168's I got them down to .2 (most of the time...you know how it goes) out to 300 yards.

They are the most accurate bullet I've tried in my 308 so far.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:36 PM
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Re: Anybody tried the new 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips yet

I've just ordered 100 of them for my .308 will be here this week. I'll post back and let you know after I work up a load and shoot them. Sounds like a good deer round. I've been using 168 gr. Hornady Amax that have impressive accuracy.

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Old 10-20-2008, 08:46 PM
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Re: Anybody tried the new 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips yet

I agree with accuracy...These new 168's are awesome in my .308. Im using 45.5 Varget.
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:44 PM
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Re: Anybody tried the new 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips yet

I shoot these (168 CT ballistic Silver tip) out of my 300 Tejas and they shoot and perform excellent. I shot a mule deer last week @ 217 yards with a high shoulder shot and it left a 3 " hole through both shoulders
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:36 PM
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Re: Anybody tried the new 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips yet

I wonder how long until some of the major manufacturers start loading this bullet?
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