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Old 07-27-2003, 09:54 AM
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Partitions??

I have always shot Nosler Balistic Tips for hunting and know what the acuracy potential is. How much will that suffer by going to a Partition or A Frame type, what group size can you get them down to? Also would I be right to expect the sst's to fall in between them as far as the bullet holding together?
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Old 07-27-2003, 07:43 PM
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Re: Partitions??

I have shot BT and partitions out of a 7mm and can say that for me the partitions shot about .25" worse at 100 yards. Personally I would not use them on game. I know may frustrated people that spent alot of time tracking animals that shouldn't have gone far (sub 300 yard shots with 30 cal in the vitals).

I do have some sst's but have never shot game with them, but from looking at recovered bullets in the dirt they do not hold together as well as a Ballistic Tip, but very close. They are very accurate.

If you are looking for a bit stronger bullet than the BT see if the scirocco's will shoot for you.
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Old 07-27-2003, 08:07 PM
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Re: Partitions??

I had looked at the Scirocco's but they don't make one in my cal (.257). Any other suggestions or should I just stick with the Ballistic Tips?

Paul
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Old 07-27-2003, 10:36 PM
 
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Re: Partitions??

I shoot the 270 win. In my wet newspaper test I found the 130g sst to hold together a bit better and go a bit farther than the blistic tip. The sst was more accurate in my gun also.
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Old 07-28-2003, 07:23 AM
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Re: Partitions??

The October issue of Shooting Times tested all the 180gr. bullets, I forget what they were using for the test medium, but at any rate they shot them at the test material at two different velocities, 2700fps and 3000fps, one for 30-06 velocities and the other 300Mag velocities, I especially noted the weight retention for the SST, Ballistic Tip and the Scirocco, they were all about the same as far as weight retention, about 84%, the Scirocco was 86%, this was for the 2700fps test, 3000fps test was about 10% less weight retention if I remember correctly, not really a huge difference considering how much they want for that bullet. I've done tests on Partitions using 160gr 7mm driven at over 2700fps, a little hot, yes, and they retained 60% both times, they penetrated 3/16" piece of plexiglas, (To simulate bone) about 3" of dry newspaper, and 3 water-filled milkjugs, shot some 162BTSP Hornadys for comparison, one bullet lost it's core, and the other was just hanging on for dear life, but they penetrated almost as far. Jay
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Old 07-28-2003, 03:31 PM
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Re: Partitions??

Thanks everyone for the help!!!

I got enough info now to make a good decision.

Paul
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Old 07-28-2003, 03:32 PM
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Re: Partitions??

Thanks everyone for the help!!!

I got enough info now to make a good decision.

Paul
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