what did we kill animals with years ago ?
sierra sbt's, nosler pt's, remmy corelokt's, etc...
i understand modern technology and all, but why must we spend soooo much money on premium bullets these days, to kill the same game we did years ago ?
i am down to a few barnes tsx's, and wanted to buy more.
started looking around and the damn things are going for almost a buck a bullet !!!
screw that, they can keep em, i can't see punching more holes in paper than game, at that price.
i had some old nosler pt's on the shelf, 180 gr., .30 cal's...
so i loaded up some this a.m., and went shooting....
put em over 98.0 gr's of reldr 25, set off the rifling .030, in my 300 rum.
clean barrel, and the first 4 shots with this load went into a 1 inch vertical by 1/2 hor., group, at just over 3300 fps !
a little tweeking and i think it'll work just fine for whatever i wanna kill with it.
sells nosler factory seconds for 15 bucks a box of 50.
ordered 3 boxes and 1 of .338 250's just a bit ago.
200 bullets with shipping for @ 80 bucks...
anyone else tired of spending the big bucks for these just gotta have premium bullets ??
sure the bc's, may not be the "best" for the partitions, nor a bt, but they have a better bc than a tsx, and there's not much a difference against a sieera gameking bt.
both sighted in at 300 yards, same 3300 fps, same everything, and the drop at 800 yards is just 2.7 inches different !
i shake more than that !!
is there a reason, the rage is these new bullets ??
didn't we kill game just as dead with the old ones ??
that are cheaper ??
okay, rant off.....
have a great day all, going home in a bit to load some more..