IME, the most accurate ballistic tip bullet I've used was:


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RugerOldArmy
March 1, 2008, 03:48 PM
What polycarbonate-tipped bullet HAS SHOT THE MOST ACCURATELY for you? We're not talking 'Splat-Factor', just holes downrange.

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snuffy
March 1, 2008, 04:16 PM
Hornady interbond!

RonSC
March 1, 2008, 04:47 PM
Nosler Accubond
Hornady Interbond

sublimaze41
March 1, 2008, 05:47 PM
Hornady and Nosler are equally accurate for me. I give the nod to Hornady because they cost quite a bit less.

Ultimately I guess Hornady's are more accurate since I will shoot more of them. This is of course assuming that practice increases accuracy.

redneck2
March 1, 2008, 09:02 PM
Nosler BT's are exceptionally accurate out of my AR. I shot them and quit looking. Never tried any others in that gun.

I use 162 gr A-Max in my 7 mag.

taliv
March 1, 2008, 10:10 PM
i tried sierra and hornady in my 220 swift and they're identical. no discernible difference at all.

rcmodel
March 2, 2008, 11:29 AM
Since this was not a multiple choice poll, I didn't vote.

But Hornady V-Max and Nosler Ballistic-Tips ar both as accurate as any bullets I have shot, except for high-end match bullets.

At least in .223, they shoot the exact same group sizes, and I use whichever one is cheaper at the time.

The last time I bought them, that happened to be Nosler.
The time before that it was Hornady.

rcmodel

RugerOldArmy
March 2, 2008, 12:27 PM
...But Hornady V-Max and Nosler Ballistic-Tips ar both as accurate as any bullets I have shot, except for high-end match bullets.

At least in .223, they shoot the exact same group sizes, and I use whichever one is cheaper at the time.
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Not only was I looking at perceived accuracy of brands, but another aspect, closely related to this point. I've used .224 55Gr V-Max and Nosler BT bullets, and tested them in several rifles, with only the bullet being different in the loads.

AR - National Match: Shot the same
AR - 24" Varmint: Shot the same
CZ 527 Varmint (.223 Rem): Shot the same
Savage 1:9 Model 12 (.223 Rem): Shot the same
Rem XR-100 (.22-250): A distinct preference for one of the two. (Won't say it may influence the poll.)

(I've used BlitzKings too, but didn't do this test with them.)

So in that case, I would consider one a winner.

dakotasin
March 2, 2008, 12:45 PM
i have had outstanding luck w/ the 168 a-max in 308, and have impressed myself w/ v-max's in the various 22's. the nosler ballistic tip has proven accurate in my 25's, and hornady's plastic tips have been best in my 7mm's, 270's, and 6mm's.

i have since gotten away from plastic-tips for everything except the 1000 yard 308, which still shoots the a-max, and never tried a plastic tip in 8mm or 338.

RugerOldArmy
March 2, 2008, 01:00 PM
...i have since gotten away from plastic-tips for everything except the 1000 yard 308...

Yep. I don't think it's even worth debating if the B-Tips bullets shoot as accurately as good FBHP or BTHP bullets. I don't think they do. I suspect many would feel the same. Perhaps with the exception of the A-Max, they're usually designed with different purposes in mind, no?

HankB
March 2, 2008, 01:55 PM
In my post '64 (push feed) .30/06 Winchester M70, a 180 grain Ballistic Tip loaded ahead of 61.0 grains of RL22 will, on demand, put 5 rounds into 3/4" at 100 yards . . . which is as good as that rifle will do with match ammo.

(The rifle has been glass bedded into a B&C stock, but still wears the original 22" factory barrel, which has seen > 4000 rounds.)

moosehunt
March 2, 2008, 02:52 PM
Nosler Accubond (not one of your choices), 140 gr in my .284 Jamison. Unreal accuracy, and almost as good of performance on the critters as Barnes X at much lower cost.

hawkeye1
March 7, 2008, 10:13 AM
I tried the Nosler Ballistic Tip 150 grain in my 30-06 and the groups were great. That is my number one whitetail load.

One guy mentioned the BT in his AR. I have some on hand, I think I will try those. I have not started reloading for extreme accuracy in the AR but am getting ready to give it a shot. Will see.

good shooting

Hazzard
March 7, 2008, 10:42 PM
I've found that the good old Nosler B-tips performed best for me

Tony Gable
March 8, 2008, 04:20 AM
My Nosler BTs shoot subminute of squirell out to 200 yards in 50 and 55 grains.

Tony

jaholder1971
March 8, 2008, 10:30 AM
I've yet to find a HPBT match bullet that will shoot better out of my Savage 10FP or my 7X57 scout rifle than Nosler BT's.

cpttango30
March 8, 2008, 12:17 PM
in my 223 the 50gr V-max will turn in .411" 5 shot 100 yard groups.

JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone
March 8, 2008, 04:30 PM
I have not shot all of the ones you list here. I have not been overly impressed by NBT's. But I have been pleasantly surprised by Remington Bronze Tips.

-Steve

Mal H
March 8, 2008, 05:29 PM
Nosler BT in both 140 and 150 in .270 have been exceptional for me.

RugerOldArmy
March 14, 2008, 09:13 AM
*bump*

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