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Old 01-06-2002, 05:58 PM
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The ballistic tips are certainly not an elk bullet. I've heard many horror stories about their performance on elk and large animals. I have shot 5 deer with them though, and they all penetrated completely through and 4 of those deer dropped where they stood.
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Old 01-06-2002, 06:48 PM
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Ian M,

The Barnes that I've seen are the XLC and VLC's, but I forgot the regular X bullet when I posted that. I haven't tried the scirocco's either, but both the Barnes and the swifts are new to me. I may give them a try. I've used the Hornady in 300wm, and found them to be very accurate for a factory load, but I don't use a mag anymore.

Darryl Cassel,

I'll give the SMK's a try on 'yotes this spring,(provided I can find a place to hunt) and I'll be able to see for myself what they do. I think the 180's would have a hard time stabilizing in a 1:12" twist barrel. The 175's do as well as 168's, but the range I shoot past 250 yards on is closed due to the attack in Sept, do testing the 180's at any kind of range is off right now. I'm hoping the AEDC will open up in the next month or so.

Prime Time,

Tenn. Whitetail are not even in the same league as Penn. Whitetail. If we had deer the size of Penn., I'd be s**tin' in high cotton. I'll still use the BT's if I'm in the deep woods, as I know they work as advertised.

Thank you all for your help, looks like I'll be spending a bunch of time on the bench this spring.

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Old 01-06-2002, 07:09 PM
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Re: Nosler Ballistic Tips

Hello Again Fatboy

I should have read your post a little slower.

If your rifle is shooting better with the 150 gr bullet there is a 155 MK that may be the ticket. I didn't see the 1 in 12 twist--Sorry about that. Most 308s are in the 10 twist configuation that I have been use to.

As you can tell, I have had a lot of success with MK bullets at ALL ranges.

I'm Sierra's BEST promoter too.

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Old 01-06-2002, 07:38 PM
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Darryl,

I haven't tried anything lighter than 168, but if the 168's and 175's will perform, I don't figure I'll have to go lighter, as I prefer a heavy bullet.

My 175 load will easily shoot .6 moa out to 600yards. I'd say that would get the job done if I was hunting in range type conditions. If I limity myself to 400yards or less, I should have no problem with shot placement and penetration, but conditions will dictate as I'm just starting again and will work my way out.

I've considered trying the 155 palmas for some range work, but the 175's track my scopes BDC perfectly, and I haven't felt the need to mess with getting new come-ups and remarking my turrets for a hunt yet.

The 1:12 twist is a factory tube. When I re-barrel it'll go to a 1:10. I'm considering having a 308 built, and keep it pretty much as George Gardners "Rock" rifle. It would have to be easier to walk through the woods with than that 26" tube. Some of you guys must sling load your gear in.. I can't imagine walking in with a #8 30" tube, but I'd welcome the weight while touching off better than 75gr of powder under a 300gr bullet. My hats off to ya gentlemen...

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Old 01-06-2002, 08:16 PM
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Re: Nosler Ballistic Tips

I've killed 10 deer with the Nosler BT's in 308. 2 with 165's and the rest with 150's.
None at long range though, the longest was a couple weeks ago at 242 yds. Based on the explosive behavior of the bullets on the deer I've killed and another dozen or so I've had part in skinning killed with these bullets I'd say on smallish eastern whitetails 150 lbs and less that they would be a excellent bullet for ranges up to 600 yds or so. Just my 2 cents though as I haven't done that YET. But I plan too. 308
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Old 01-06-2002, 10:51 PM
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Re: Nosler Ballistic Tips

Fatboy

75 Grs of powder???? That's a "Powderpuff" load. I use 122.5 grs in my 338/416 Rigby IMp with the 300 gr MK---Drives that bullet over 3250 FPS---I have taken it to 3310 FPS

Good luck and I'm sure you will like the 175 MK.

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Old 01-07-2002, 04:05 PM
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Darryl,

122.5gr's, You buy your powder by the keg huh :-)

Thank you all for your help. I think I'm going to try the SMK's after some testing on the local 'yote population. I appreciate all the input.

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