165 vs. 168 Nosler BT

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by startrek1761d, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. startrek1761d

    startrek1761d Well-Known Member

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    I hear the 168 is for magazines that are longer and the 165 is for short mags with limited magazine space, then I hear the 168 has a thicker jacket. anyone know the real scoop.
     
  2. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    Jacket thicknest doesn't vary much between the two the 168 is longer, it has aa longer ogive and boatail and a higher bc, that's why they are typically harder to find than the 165s. There just a better bullet period!