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Nosler Bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by cavemanforester, Aug 13, 2010.

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  1. cavemanforester

    cavemanforester Member

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    Nosler 140 grain competition bullets shoot amazingly well in my 101 yr old swedish mauser. Are they suitable for hunting antelope or deer?
     
  2. Slamfire

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    No. These bullets are designed for paper punching not expansion in game.
     
  3. Smokey Joe

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    Accuracy vs. expansion...

    Cave Man Forester--IMX, you won't lose much accuracy switching from Nosler competition bullets to the same weight Nosler Accubonds. The Accubonds are designed to expand properly inside game animals, and are also very accurate for hunting bullets.

    You might go from sub-MOA to, say, 1.25 MOA by making that switch. Bambi won't make any disparaging remarks about the difference.

    Every bullet maker that makes competition bullets warns against using them for hunting.

    As always with a new bullet, start low and work up to the most accurate load you can find with YOUR rifle.

    IMHO, good choice of rifle. The Swede Mauser displays fine workmanship and very nice accuracy for a milsurp.
     
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    I agree that they are excellent paper punchers and I would not shoot them at game. I would try a Nosler ballistic tip in comparable weight for deer or antelope.
     
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    I agree, substitute an Accubond bullet of the same weight and you will achieve similar accuracy as with the target bullets.

    I do the same thing with Sierra bullets in my 30-06. I punch paper with a 168gr MatchKing and use a 165gr GameKing for punching deer. No scope or load adjustments needed...
     
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    My 308 tactical loves the 168 Sierra Match but shoots the Nosler BT nearly as well. The BT or accubond should work very well for you.
     
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    I think you will find that most of the major bullet makers' 6.5 slugs will shoot surprisingly well in the Swede. It's a combination that lives in harmony with nature in the ballistic universe... :p Seriously, try several hunting bullets & use the one that gives you best accuracy; they will all kill the snot out of a deer.
     
  8. cavemanforester

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    Thamk you all, iys unanimous!
     
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