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NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

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Old 04-15-2003, 05:37 PM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

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.
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Old 04-16-2003, 10:43 AM
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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
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Old 04-16-2003, 02:26 PM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

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.
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