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Old 11-15-2005, 11:29 AM
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Nosler CT ballistic tips

I just started using Nosler CT ballistic tip 150 grain in my .270 I shot a doe at eighty yard and hit one rib and the bullet shattered into three pieces. Has anyone experienced this problem. My load is IMR4350 54gr and a federal 210 primer.
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Old 11-15-2005, 12:07 PM
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Re: Nosler CT ballistic tips

Well 80 yards isn't exactly a long shot, and for a BT type bullet, thats a tough shot. You would have been better using a premium bullet, but then you sacrifice long range expansion. Did you get your deer?? How far did it run after you hit it? I have used these bullets in my 25-06, particularly the 115g and they have exited every single deer I have shot, though I have to admit, none were closer than 200 yards. It's not surprising the bullet broke up, that is to be expected with that type of bullet at that range.
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Old 11-15-2005, 12:45 PM
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Re: Nosler CT ballistic tips

If you have a look, Dave King has some great pics of sectioned bullets elsewhere. The CT bullets use the old gen BT design. Very thin jacket. Not happy happy at high impact velocities. I assume you did recover the animal as you know that the bullet fragmented.

These bullets do not like hitting bone above 2800fps.

The new gen BT's are built very similar to the Accubond. These should work just fine on the same type of shot.

I just got a large 4X4 mulie. My bullet was a 150gr SST out of a 270 going 3000fps. At 94yds, it hammered a 2"X3" entrance hole and left with a 3" exit hole diagonally through the rib cage. Minimal meat bruising in the ribs too.

Let's just say the blood trail was obvious!!!

Maybe that would be a better choice for your rig. These SST's do shoot extremely well close and far. Cheaper too.

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Old 11-15-2005, 01:13 PM
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Re: Nosler CT ballistic tips

Jerry, can you give or send me the details of your 270. I have not seen very many 270s in East TX shot over a chrono that give 3000 with the 130s without excessive pressure. I have loaded them to 3050 with RL 22, but that was cratering primers badly. Maybe its the weather here, but I can only push the 140s to 2890 and the 150s to 2835 fps before I start blowing stuff or losening pockets with 2 firings.

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Old 11-15-2005, 02:07 PM
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Re: Nosler CT ballistic tips

I am shooting a box stock Savage 110C in 270. Standard 22" barrel. I have two, the other in 7RM and both enjoy running hard for their best accuracy.

My load and lots of components are 150gr SST uncoated, 56.5gr H4831SC, Fed 210M, in fireformed and collet neck sized LC69 brass. The case volume is visibly larger then the FL sized brass. Kind of like a mildly improved case.

After 5 to 6 reloads, pockets are still tight. I have found the LC brass to be the most tolerant of higher pressures. You just have to anneal the necks depending on batch. This brass is certainly capable of shooting as well as your barrel will allow despite being surplus brass with the quirks that go along with that.

I do neck turn before necking down and that seems to work out well. I turn to 12thou then neck down and fireform. That yields a neck in the 14 to 16 thou range which seems ideal for my rifles and chambers.

Every rifle is different and some don't shoot well when things get toasty. Also, different bullets have different bearing surfaces and jacket material which have a dramatic affect on bore friction.

I am thrilled that these Savages perform as well as they do.

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Old 11-15-2005, 02:53 PM
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Re: Nosler CT ballistic tips

Dead eye,

Can you elaborate on what you mean by "shattered into three pieces"? Did you recover the three pieces, were there three exits, just would like a little bit more info about the circumstances.

I have an vested interest because your load is very similar to the one I have worked up for my 30-06. Iím shooting 168 gr. Combined Tech. BT's, with my best guess being a velocity of ~ 2880, although I don't have a chronograph, so thatís approximate at best.

I shot a doe and a button buck about a month ago with this load, similar circumstances to your shot. The deer were at about 100 yards, both broadside. The shots broke ribs going both in and out of the chest. The hearts were destroyed. The entrance wounds were ~ 1" and the exits were ~ 1.5". I was not able to recover the bullets. One deer ran ~ 15 yards bleeding heavily, the other spun around and died where it had stood. I was very happy with bullet performance based on these results.

Am interested to hear more details on your experience,
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:27 PM
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Re: Nosler CT ballistic tips

I did recover the doe it ran about 40 yards and went down. When I got out of the stand I found one big blood trail and two trails of white belly hair. At first I thought my scope was off. But after skinning the deer I had two exit wounds in the belly and one throught the chest. The one the went thru the chest left a softball size blood pocket against the hide. I have switch to Swift A Frames with 54gr IMR4350 and took a four point Buck the next weekend. One shot thru the neck at 100 yards.
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