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NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

 
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Old 04-01-2003, 09:59 PM
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NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

Just got these today - they are very beautiful looking bullets. .30's are in 200 grain and .338's are in 225 grain. Will be shooting the .30's in a couple of my magnums and have definite plans for the 225's and a certain Lilja barreled custom .338 that has shot some 3-shot groups well under a half inch. Looks like I will be cranking magnum cases instead of my beloved .308's for a while.
I believe that these Noslers are going to roll some black bears this spring!
Will post a few results as I get into a wide variety of testing.
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Old 04-02-2003, 01:24 AM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

Which is more delayed expansion, the accubond or partition? Which to use one elk?
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Old 04-02-2003, 03:38 PM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

That is a very good question and I will try to find out a reasonable answer. We have a pretty nice test medium and procedure, plus hope to shoot some bears and other game so we could find out a few things about real field performance.
Won't be shooting for a few days, we just got clobbered with more snow.
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Old 04-02-2003, 05:26 PM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

ian, Called mike at nosler, said that the accu-bond will open up slightly faster, although I read on Nosler's website that these new bullets retain nearly 100% and since the Partition is consistantly 60%(tested that myself years ago) I'm using the new kid in town when it comes to Wapati. Although Hornady bonded bullets are less expensive, $30 per 100 vs. $19 per 50. Jay [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Old 04-05-2003, 05:00 PM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

My shipment of 200's came in Friday. Very impressive looking bullet.

Jacket smoothness/finish is much better than the Scirocco. I also noticed the fit between the plastic tip and the jacket is much better (Sciroccos many times have gaps between the two).

I sectioned one and am very impressed. The jacket starts out really thin and the plastic tip protrudes into the lead about 1/10" so it should have no problem opening up at low velocities. The jacket then tapers and gets really heavy for the last 1/2 of its length. Since this jacket isn't soft, pure copper like the Swift's it should be much tougher. This bullet is going to hold together!

I bent and twisted one of the halves trying to get the jacket and core to separate but couldn't. They seem to be very well bonded.

Unfortunately it will be a while before I'm able to do any real testing so I'm looking forward to your results, Ian!
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Old 04-05-2003, 10:11 PM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

Jon,
I hope to start some accuracy and velocity shooting this week, will use a couple of .300's and my pet .338. Those are long bullets compared to the 150's, 168's and 175's I usually crank.
I agree with your assessment, the Noslers appear to be somewhat better assembled than Sciroccos re the gap at the tip - this is pure cosmetics I believe. Would also agree that they are "smoother" but again this might be more cosmetic than significant re performance.
Only one way to to compare them - hurl a bunch downrange. I believe my shoulder is about to catch hell.
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