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Old 11-16-2005, 06:41 AM
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Re: Nosler CT ballistic tips

Zeroed_in,

Don't know where I got "dead eye" from, maybe I was looking at two posts at once, my apologies.

I have some theories on what could have happened to cause the exit wounds you observed, but theories is all they are. The dynamics involved in the situation are complicated, especially as the bullet seperates and if it starts tumbling.

I don't fault you for switching to the A-frames, if you lacked confidence in the silvertips thats a good enough reason to change, confidence is key.

What kind of groups have you had with the A-frames? How do they compare with the silvertips in your gun?

If you are able to "test" them out more let us know they preform.

Good luck,
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:58 AM
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Re: Nosler CT ballistic tips

I used to use the dead_eye and then I switched to Zeroed_in. I had 1/2 inch grouping at 100 yards using 150gr nosler ct using 150gr of IMR4350. With the A frames I use the same load and I can get a 1 inch grouping at 100 yards. A frames are harder to fine tune. I also shoot a .30-.378 Weatherby magnum
if I use wipe out barrel cleaner I can keep 180gr A frames inside any target bullseye at 200 yards.

I also suspect my load 150gr ct nosler and IMR4350 54gr is pushing beyond the max. I have a old artical from a hunting magizine that says using 150 speer spitzer boattail and 54gr of IMR4350 your pushing 3000 and a half inch grouping at 100 yards. I have achived the half inch grouping but I think the high velocity might be making the bullet fragile.

Thanks For your info Carl.

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Old 11-16-2005, 08:46 AM
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Re: Nosler CT ballistic tips

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I also suspect my load 150gr ct nosler and IMR4350 54gr is pushing beyond the max.

Happy Hunting Aaron

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I am shooting 57 gr IMR 4350 with a 165 gr HIB. With 150 gr bullets, depending on your rifle, you can go as high as 58 or 59 gr IMR 4350.

I suspect your loads are not as hot as you may think.

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Old 11-16-2005, 09:18 AM
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Re: Nosler CT ballistic tips

Stephen,

I take it from you saying your shooting 165 gr Interbonds that you aren't shooting a .270, but some 30 cal, probably a 30-06 like me. While that load data would be fine for 150 gr bullets in an '06, I think it would be way to much for a .270. If I am wrong about what you meant let me know, I checked load data from several sources and it showed a max of around 53 - 54 for 150's in a .270 and around 59 for 150's in a .30-06. It should go without saying I felt I needed to point this out because of the risk involved.

Out of curiosity, how are the Interbonds shooting for you, and what are the specs on your load? I have a box of 165's but I can't get them to group as well as the silvertips.

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Old 11-16-2005, 04:40 PM
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Re: Nosler CT ballistic tips

My mistake.

They shoot great! 18" Ruger carbine 57 gr IMR 4350 2678 fps

It is some kind of flame thrower! Shooting it at dusk blinds me for a couple minutes, but thats not a problem as the deer thus far have only gone two feet. They group well at about 0.6" for 3 shots at 100 yds.

My dad and I have been shooting the same loads for years in several 06s, and all have performed wonderfully.

52 gr DuPont 4320 150 gr anything - 3000 fps
57 gr IMR 4350 165 gr anything - 2850 fps

both figures are with 24" barrels
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