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Old 05-26-2010, 07:45 AM
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Quality of Nosler bullets buying in bulk

I used Nosler bullets for a very long time I liked their quality and performance, so when I found deal on Nosler.com on their Custom Competition bullets I didn't hesitate and ordered 1000 of them, they came in big box without any logo on it, everything was in one big plastic bag. I start by sorting some by ogive and first thing I noticed there were at least 4 different ogive measurements, their length is also allover the place some measures 1.165" and some 1.135" and many in between, then I decide to weight them and the weight spread goes from 154.5 gr to 155.8 gr. There is something I probably missed in the sorting like barring surface of the bullets because my groups do not resemble what I had before, when I used small packs of Nosler bullets.
Did anyone had any good experience buying bulk match bullets?

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Re: Quality of Nosler bullets buying in bulk

I shoot competition so I don't use Nosler but the Green Box ones are just like the 100rd ones. Bought over 50k of them this way.
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Re: Quality of Nosler bullets buying in bulk

By "Green Box" are you talking about SMK? Yes I tried them they are great, but when I got Noslers in black box 100 ct they were just like SMK and I thought even better, then I tried 250 ct box they were also great, when I ordered 1000 I thought I'll get 4 boxes of 250, but I got bulk instead...
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Re: Quality of Nosler bullets buying in bulk

were these bullets seconds ?
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Re: Quality of Nosler bullets buying in bulk

Jinx-)

That is very unusual. The Normal weight tolerance for Nosler is around .2 grains. All the J4 bullets are run through the same machine so they should be pretty consistent.
Give Mike Harris at Nosler a call at 800 285 3701 and Mike will make it right with you.

Let us know the outcome.

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Re: Quality of Nosler bullets buying in bulk

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By "Green Box" are you talking about SMK? Yes I tried them they are great, but when I got Noslers in black box 100 ct they were just like SMK and I thought even better, then I tried 250 ct box they were also great, when I ordered 1000 I thought I'll get 4 boxes of 250, but I got bulk instead...

Hardly ever see anyone shooting Nosler in 1K. May be associated with what you have noticed.
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Re: Quality of Nosler bullets buying in bulk

I guess I'll give them a call, got nothing else to loose here, tried them on 500 yards another day, the load which used to shoot 2.8" was all over...
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