Nosler for LR??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Daves762, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    187
    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Why do i not see anyone using Nosler bullets for long range???

    Is it because of the ogive?

    For long range hunting the top 2 are Berger and Hornady correct??
     
  2. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,132
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    depends on the caliber. Nosler Accubonds were the gold standard for years, but they have fallen by the wayside for higher b.c bullets, even though the higher B.C bullets generally are not the controlled expansion type which have been thought to be more of a hunting bullet conventionally. I have freinds that use the Aacubond for LR.
     

  3. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,150
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Lots of people on LRH still use 'em. Finding a high BC bullet that expands reliably at longer distances is much like searching for the Holy Grail.......always searching, but never finding. Many of us feel that the Nosler A/B is a good compromise between higher BC's and great terminal performance once the bullet arrives on target. I shoot the 130 gr. A/B out of my 6.5-06 AI.

    Hopefully we will hear from some other A/B shooters as well.
     
  4. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,150
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Thanks Eaglet.

    You put it much more eloquently than I did. A picture is worth a thousand words.
     
  5. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,779
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    You're welcome!
     
  6. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    187
    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Very good to hear. I was just wondering as everything seems to be about Berger and Hornady these days.

    thanks
     
  7. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,226
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    i use 120 balistic tips in my 6-5-284s, and i use 140 accubond and balistic tips in my 7mmrm.
     
  8. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,357
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Litz says the accubond isnt the best for LR however I have had good luck out to 800 with them if you consider that LR
     
  9. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,731
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2001
    I also use the Nosler Ballistic Tips. The 90 & 95gn in .243, 115gn in .25-06, 120gn in 6.5-284, 150gn in 7mRM and 180gn in .300WinMag. They're deadly accurate and have never failed me. JohnnyK.
     
  10. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,058
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    What do you consider long range? And, what does the rifle like ?
     
  11. ken snyder

    ken snyder Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    420
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    I don't use them because I feel that they are too strongly constructed to open up reliably at the much lower velocities of LRH. Depending on circumstances this trade off is at about 1,500 fps ( nothing scientific, just what I do)
     
  12. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    600
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Im with mike on this, I use the accubond and BT. Out to 800 is no problem. But for some guys thats not long range. It is for me. I do understand though why so many target/comp shooters use the higher bc. Just makes since. But if your using them for hunting, you cant go wrong. They will dirt nap an elk at 800.
     
  13. ken snyder

    ken snyder Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    420
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    I also agree with the good opinion expressed about Acubond bullets. The difference between them and Speer or Berger is very often a velocity choice, which is independent of yardage. Terminal bullet performance is largely based on velocity at impact and bullets are constructed accordingly. The part that keeps me guessing is the gray zone, where velocity is too high for target bullets and too low for hunting bullets either one being a decided looser of sorts, kind of like flipping a coin.