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

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by RugerOldArmy, Mar 1, 2008.

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Most ACCURATE polycarbonate tipped bullet, in your experience?

Poll closed Mar 31, 2008.
  1. Combined Technology Ballistic Tips

    2.1%
  2. Hornady V-Max

    29.2%
  3. Hornady A-Max

    14.6%
  4. Nosler Ballistic Tips

    41.7%
  5. Sierra BlitzKing

    4.2%
  6. Others (explain), or, 'I like cheese!'

    8.3%
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  1. RugerOldArmy

    RugerOldArmy Member

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    What polycarbonate-tipped bullet HAS SHOT THE MOST ACCURATELY for you? We're not talking 'Splat-Factor', just holes downrange.
     
  2. snuffy

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    Hornady interbond!
     
  3. RonSC

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    Nosler Accubond
    Hornady Interbond
     
  4. sublimaze41

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    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.
     
  5. redneck2

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    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.
     
  6. taliv

    taliv Moderator

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    i tried sierra and hornady in my 220 swift and they're identical. no discernible difference at all.
     
  7. rcmodel

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    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
     
  8. RugerOldArmy

    RugerOldArmy Member

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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.
     
  9. dakotasin

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    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.
     
  10. RugerOldArmy

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    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?
     
  11. HankB

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    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.)
     
  12. moosehunt

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    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.
     
  13. hawkeye1

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    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
     
  14. Hazzard

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    I've found that the good old Nosler B-tips performed best for me
     
  15. Tony Gable

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    My Nosler BTs shoot subminute of squirell out to 200 yards in 50 and 55 grains.

    Tony
     
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    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.
     
  17. cpttango30

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    in my 223 the 50gr V-max will turn in .411" 5 shot 100 yard groups.
     
  18. JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone

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    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
     
  19. Mal H

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    Nosler BT in both 140 and 150 in .270 have been exceptional for me.
     
  20. RugerOldArmy

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