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Old 03-08-2003, 11:10 AM
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New .338 Cal. Bullets Coming

Move over Matchking! (That will get some attention with this crowd).
Swift and Barnes are both planning new high BC bullets for long range hunting with the .338 boomers, plus I understand that Nosler is in production of their new Bonded Ballistic Tip.
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Old 03-08-2003, 11:23 AM
 
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That is good news I guess for those who like them , but for me I'll stick with what works the best for me. SMK [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 03-08-2003, 11:39 AM
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Re: New .338 Cal. Bullets Coming

I hope the now ones will be in the 270 to 300g range with BC over .8 am I dreaming [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Is the Nosler a .338 and how heavy will it be [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 03-08-2003, 03:01 PM
 
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Re: New .338 Cal. Bullets Coming

To each his own.
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Old 03-09-2003, 12:37 AM
 
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Re: New .338 Cal. Bullets Coming

The Sierra MK's have been of such poor quality control most of the knowledgeable shooters, the guys who really know how to handload at our club, are abandoning Sierra products in droves. Most are shooting custom bullets, or A-maxes, some are having good success with Nosler. Sierra has poor control of their ogive to base dimensions, and at least 10 percent of the bullet tips are completely screwed up. It seems to me if you like shooting more than sorting and culling bullets, common sense would dictate shooting a different brand.

Like Crow Mag I dream of heavier match bullets with aggressive ogives and polymer tips. Superhigh ballistic coefficients and properly tapered jackets is what cultural long-range shooters really need.

A buddy of mind was using his chronograph to test some new Sierra .223 bullets a few weeks ago, and his velocity is were varying over 1400 fps. We started weighing random bullets and discovered that many of the bullets in this box of 500 had no lead cores inserted in the jackets. For those of you who would like to claim that Sierra has any control much less quality control, please save your breath. Many shooters who live in Missouri have had a natural loyalty to Sierra, because they are a Missouri Company. The fact remains their products lag behind many competitors in both technology and quality assurance.

Sierra has made a strategic choice to serve the high-power community, one can only hope that someday they will see the market potential of a true long-range hunting bullet.
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Old 03-10-2003, 09:30 PM
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Re: New .338 Cal. Bullets Coming

And he never picked this up when loading them? That is how accidents happen, not paying attention to a critical situation.

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR> A buddy of mind was using his chronograph to test some new Sierra .223 bullets a few weeks ago, and his velocity is were varying over 1400 fps. We started weighing random bullets and discovered that many of the bullets in this box of 500 had no lead cores inserted in the jackets. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

[ 03-10-2003: Message edited by: Steve Altstadt ]
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Old 03-10-2003, 09:56 PM
 
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Re: New .338 Cal. Bullets Coming

Steve, Have you weighed every bullet you have loaded? I doubt it. This highpower shooter loads on a progressive press, not like I do. Sierra is the problem, not the hand loader in this case. In his box of 500 bullets I think we found 17 out of 500 that did not have cores. The interesting thing is that these bullets that did not have cores definitely did have polymer tips they looked exactly like the bullets that did have cores. I doubt people that load in volume for their .223's will ever be convinced of the need to weigh every bullet.
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