Anybody tried the new 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips yet

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Ridgerunner665, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

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    I have been playing around with them, their BC is .490 which is better than the 165 grain Ballistic Tips.

    I have not shot any deer with them yet (gun season ain't open yet)...but fired into water, they hold together way better than the 165's.

    The 168's are built a little "tougher"...similar to the 180 grain version...thicker jacket.
     
  2. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    A member here brought some of those over so we could work up a load for his 300WSM. He shot the best 3 shot 800 yard group I have ever seen with a sporter weight gun using them.
     

  3. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

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    That sounds about right...I didn't mention it because I didn't want to lead the conversation.

    My groups also got smaller with them...they were .3 MOA on average with the 165's, with the 168's I got them down to .2 (most of the time...you know how it goes) out to 300 yards.

    They are the most accurate bullet I've tried in my 308 so far.
     
  4. bshaw

    bshaw Active Member

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    I've just ordered 100 of them for my .308 will be here this week. I'll post back and let you know after I work up a load and shoot them. Sounds like a good deer round. I've been using 168 gr. Hornady Amax that have impressive accuracy.

    bshaw
     
  5. tbeasley

    tbeasley Well-Known Member

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    I agree with accuracy...These new 168's are awesome in my .308. Im using 45.5 Varget.
     
  6. steez1

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    I shoot these (168 CT ballistic Silver tip) out of my 300 Tejas and they shoot and perform excellent. I shot a mule deer last week @ 217 yards with a high shoulder shot and it left a 3 " hole through both shoulders
     
  7. EBOLAVIRS

    EBOLAVIRS Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how long until some of the major manufacturers start loading this bullet?
     
  8. Buttermilk

    Buttermilk Well-Known Member

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    I've used them in the past for whitetail hunting using a T/C Encore 30-06 JDJ with a 15" bbl (MV of 2715 fps) and they worked good. Accuracy was excellent in the 30-06 JDJ and also in a T/C Encore 308 15"bbl (MV of ~2484 fps). Well, I should clarify that I used the C-T 168 BST.....

    Rog
     
  9. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

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    I think I just might pick up some of these ballistic tips for my .30-06 JDJ
     
  10. SPR1

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    They seem to shoot great in my 26" FN SPR. 46 grs of Varget, Winnie cases, 210M.... chrono was acting a little wacky in the sun, I moved it into the shade, kind of close, but it looked like I was getting 2830fps, or pretty much right on per Nosler. What loads are others using in .308?