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Old 12-28-2006, 04:52 PM
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I got a good deal on Nosler Combined Technology Nosler bullets. They are 30 caliber in 150 and 165 grain. Can anyone give me any info on them for me? Thanks
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:12 PM
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One of the toughest, most complicated and elaborate as well as expensive bullets ever made. They use a solid copper front hollow point with a steel upside down cup just past that, inside the steel cup is a lead core with a tungsten cap on the back end of that.

Complicated little critter huh!!!!

I shot one buck with them many years ago and it killed him, but expansion was very lacking. I would only use them on larger game or go for the shoulder blades on anything else you shoot.

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Old 12-28-2006, 06:34 PM
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The Nosler CT bullet was the first premium bullet I tried. I bought a box of 7mm I think they were 140g for a hunt in Wyoming for deer. I had a nice buck come in 20 yards from my stand shot him 2 times just behind the front shoulder he ran around 200 yards with little blood. Exit wound was small maybe . I was not impressed and have not used them since. Rifle I was shooting was a 7mm mag. Maybe someone has had better luck.
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Old 12-29-2006, 04:51 PM
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I have used them in Africa a couple of times. Extreme penetration and good acurracy in most of the guns I tried.

I shot a zebra with a .270 and got complete penetration. Same thing with a buff and a .375 H&H.

I have shot a few deer with them in various calibers and never lost a deer but they will not give rapid expansion like a B-tip or a Gameking.

In my opinion, They are a great elk or larger game bullet.
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Old 12-29-2006, 05:08 PM
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Thanks - I think I'll just use them for paper killing because of their small expansion.
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Old 12-29-2006, 06:33 PM
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My son and I used them on Elk with tremendous success. These have put them down better than any other bullet I have ever used. I've seen 30+ elk shot with a large variety of premium and factory bullets during my hunts. I will continue to use the Fail Safe Bullet.
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Old 12-29-2006, 06:56 PM
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Now I read this! I just ordered 5 boxes of .30cal. 150 grains, at Midway $13 a box right now.
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