Nosler Varmageddon Ballist gel tests vs TNT vs Varmint

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by OzRanger, Oct 15, 2019.


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  1. OzRanger

    OzRanger Active Member

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    This is going live in 30 minutes! Answering the questions about the 70 Gr Varmageddon not expanding from the earlier thread... the speer tnt and the nosler varmint! Enjoy the next Splat Chat!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DynDhih19xE&feature=youtu.be

    More to come! Might work on the 223 next... what do you guys wanna see?
    Enjoy! :) I'm having a lot of fun doing this!

    Original thread is here
    https://longrangehunting.com/threads/poor-performance-from-nosler-varmageddon.173266/

    Remember like and subscribe! Lets me know how many people are actually interested in me doing this stuff :)
     
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  2. Prolong1000

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    I tried the 50gr. TNT in my 22-250 and some would explode en-route to the target.
     
  3. OzRanger

    OzRanger Active Member

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    Yeah they can do that in faster twists. 1-12 to 1-14 should be ok though. Noslers will get there fine. About 240000 rpm is their limit but some get away with more.
     
  4. deadidarren

    deadidarren Well-Known Member

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    I put 8000 Hornady 65 grain Vmax through my 6 x 45 never had a complaint
     
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  5. OzRanger

    OzRanger Active Member

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    Yep they regularly knock over game at 400 yards for me. Great pill!
     
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  6. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

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    The 50gr TNT is designed for 223 velocities.

    The 55gr TNT is designed for the 22-250 and .220 Swift velocities.

    I shoot the 55gr TNT in my 22-250s and my .220 Swift - they never explode until they hit the beasties... then they shatter.
     
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  7. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    the TNT bullets are often overlooked in many calibers -- love the 90 tnt for the .277 option--- I have never shot a TNT that I couldn't find an accurate load for--and-- they can be bought in bulk--- anywhere from 500-1000 packs depending on caliber

    what is also often overlooked is that even though the tnt is designed for "varmints" --when they are used in "slower" cartridges they can be used up to mid sized game as they don't blow up as rapidly and will retain some weight for penetration
     
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