Re: Nosler Ballistic Tips
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.
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.
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.