Speer TNT .257 Performance?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by skip AI, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. skip AI

    skip AI Well-Known Member

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    How do the Speer TNT's in .257 hold up when used at .25-06 AI velocity's?
    Are they more explosive then the Nosler BT or Hornady V-max?
    So far I have found the Nosler BT to not be as explosive as the V-max.
    Also what do the Berger VLD's perform like as a varmint bullet?

    cheers
     
  2. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    In my testing with this bullet I would say they are measureably more explosive then any of the bullets you listed but I have found that they would not run with them accuracy wise. Not sure why but I think its because of the relatively short baring surface with the long nose and a center of gravity issue. I have noticed this with most TNT bullets in differnt calibers. Not to say they will not shoot because they generally shoot fine but the Ballistic Tips and V-Max bullets will generally hold toghter groups on average.

    The Ballistic tip has a MUCH thicker jacket then the V-Max and that is why the V-Max comes apart dramatically more violently then the B-Tips. For lighter game, the V-Max would be best, for heavier Varmints, I like the deeper penetration of the B-tips.

    The Bergers will not perform well as a varmint bullet if you want dramatic POPS!!

    Kirby Allen(50)
     

  3. skip AI

    skip AI Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that fifty, I noticed that I have not seen a .17 HMR that shot them well either!

    I may give them a go anyway, we will see.

    cheers