Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Equipment Discussions


Reply

NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #22  
Old 04-15-2003, 05:37 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Sask. Canada
Posts: 2,410
Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

Brent,
Today we found a source of hardened plate that is very interesting - they gave us a piece about 2'x2' to try out. It is only 3/16th thick but apparently very hard. Will shoot it and give you the details.

I have a bunch of 2'x4' sheets that range from 0.375" to 0.5" - they are too damn heavy for one guy but will last forever if we only shoot them at the longer ranges. All have holes in the corner so we can insert "S" hooks and hang them from our swingset or sawhorses. Also have about a dozen 12"x12" and 15"x15" free-standing plates that we can knock over - set some on a sawhorse yesterday at 1000 and we picked them off one after the other. Way more fun when the target falls over - sort of like a "kill".

Yesterday the 168's were drilling clean thru a 2"x6" at 1000 yards - nice neat .30 cal holes but no expansion as the exit was .30 cal. Had a good day shooting yesterday and it is snowing as a I type this. Damn.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-16-2003, 10:43 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 2,539
Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

3/16", hmmmmm, that would be sweet! I'd trade my 1/2" for one any day! Do let me know how it works out. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

When you guys stand them up to knock 'em over, do you just lean them forward propped against a stick or something? That sounds like it would be fun to set them at unknown yardages like that, measure with the R2, mil-dot or take a shot with the range finder and blamo!! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
__________________
Brent Moffitt
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-16-2003, 02:26 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Sask. Canada
Posts: 2,410
Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

Brent,
We take a piece of 1/2" plate about 12 to 16 inches square. Then weld two pieces of angle-iron (2") facing opposite directions along an edge so that you get a base. It looks like an inverted "T". This is enough to stand it upright. We tip them back a bit and put a small rock under the facing edge so that the bullet will knock the plate over.
Build a bunch, there are no end of games you can play with these plates, like leaving a 6" gap between two and putting a third one a couple of feet back in line with the gap. Shooter has to take the back one by putting his shot thru the gap. Very tricky at 700 yards when the wind is blowing.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Serria Bonded Bullets dwm Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 05-12-2008 09:43 AM
Wildcat non bonded bullets Boman Reloading 13 05-20-2006 04:04 PM
More Bonded Bullets Ian M Equipment Discussions 1 04-23-2003 09:43 PM
Hornady Bonded 150 Gr. Bullets Ian M Equipment Discussions 2 02-18-2003 05:08 PM
Bonded Nosler Bullet.... Acu-Bond ? DRAKECALLER Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 02-01-2003 06:36 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC