Re: Nosler\'s New Bullets
Goes to show they don't log our calls.
So far I have seen nothing wrong with the cannelure on the 165 SST. It is so far forward that it is not near the necks in any of my cases. I doubt any SAAMI or match chambered 30 cal is going to need to seat the SST that deep. Chances are it is designed to reduce expansion and increase weight retention.
I have found it to fly very flat and is longer then the 168AMax. I thought this was just a rebadged amax but it is a completely new design.
Out of my 30-06 with a muzzle vel of 2725fps, the amount of elevation to go 1000yds is 28MOA. The 165 interlock BTSP at the same vel needs 44MOA. Go figure. What value do you get for a BC?
As to accuracy, the SST is capable of shooting in the .1MOA and has done so in my 308, 30 Gibbs, and 300Wby at 250yds. I hope this accuracy is consistent through different lots. Will soon find out...ran out of the others.
Would love to get some feedback on the 180SST to see how these compare.
Overall, for a hunting/match bullet, I am really impressed with these 165 SST. If they come out with a bonded core version of equal accuracy, look out.
Hey Ian M, what have you heard...