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Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by JD338, Nov 29, 2012.
Here is the AB LR MSRP
If that holds true thats not to bad I think.
Are these available yet ?
I checked Nosler's website a couple of days ago but they didn't have any info on these. (Unless I overlooked it)
Nosler production will start in the spring 2013.
JD, are these bullets going to have the same basic shapes as a VLD bullet?
I want to chamber a rifle for these bullets but want to pick a bullet similar for the throating!
These are of a new design with a VLD boat tail.
If you check the Nosler web site you can see a picture of the AB LR.
Just a WAG but I'd expect bullet shape and BC about like Hornaday's AMAX line. Why, because the lengths I've seen are similar, the AMAX are very accurate so worth copying, and bullet construction is similar except for the bonded core. In other words a bonded AMAX but probably with a more tapered, heavier jacket.
I agree with your WAG.
I'll bet it has a hybrid ogive too.......Rich
That would be nice. I'm looking at the 175 grain for my 284 win build, we'll see how she shoots with the 168 grain Barnes LRX first though.gun)
The reason I say that is because they advertise the seating depth is not as critical as normal vld's. ......Rich
Rich this is what I was thinking too. But the Nosler people have not confirmed this yet, also I think that Berger tried to make a bonded vld before but not sure. If they are hybrid bonded tipped bullets they would be interesting to see how they perform on game at long range. Also I wonder what the lowest expansion velocity is? Only time will tell, I sure hope it doesn't take as long as the 6mm accubond took to come out. I hope Nosler will make an effort to cater to the lRH crowd and make heavy cal. Bullets in the Lr accubond for everyone with a fast twist barrel. Let's see what Nosler says about them when they release um to the public, hopefully it's not as bad as Barnes LRX didn't really make as big a splash as they planned.
I think Barnes screwed up with the 6.5mm, they should have come up with at least a 140 gr LRX... just as Nosler should with the ALR ! actually Nosler needs to come up with a 150 or even 160 gr ALR to really cater to the LRH folks, even Norma has realized the need for a heavy 6.5mm for LR, they have redesigned their awesome bonded 156 gr. Oryx with a boat tail shape improving the BC values on the bullet, I just hope they have also improved the front of the bullet as well, no clue as to when that bullet will be available to reloaders.
All the same I really like the sounds of the .30 cal ALR's, hopefully the BC's prove to be somewhat close to the advertised #'s, a 210 gr ALR starting out at 3250 fps with those bc's will stay on step with the big 338's out to 1200 yards easily...
I heard they were to start production in June 2013? I'm pretty sure they have gone to a hybrid to get that kind of b.c. If the nose is thin enough, they might expand down to 1300' (mine will)
I too wish they would have come out with something heavier in the 6.5.......Rich