Your favorite Nosler bullets?

DrMike

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Nov 8, 2006
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FWIW, Charles, I'm carrying my 9.3X64 loaded with 250 grain ABs this fall. I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but when I do...
 

c. schutte

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Jan 24, 2012
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Doc,

I can't this year, there are other things that need attending but, in 2019 a certain 9.3 will be going for elk using the same 250 grain AB at I believe the same velocity you use yours. Pretty sure what walks the North Woods will fall to your rifle this year.
 

DrMike

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c. schutte":3buvd2pa said:
Doc,

I can't this year, there are other things that need attending but, in 2019 a certain 9.3 will be going for elk using the same 250 grain AB at I believe the same velocity you use yours. Pretty sure what walks the North Woods will fall to your rifle this year.

I worked with the 300 grain A-Frame (great accuracy) and the 286 Partition (reasonable accuracy); but the 250 grain AccuBond gives sterling accuracy and excellent velocity that is capable of putting down about anything in NA at a cost that doesn't break the bank.
 

JD338

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Nov 4, 2004
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I have a few...
338 250 gr AB. I pushed Nosler for 3 years to make this bullet.
338 250 gr PT. A classic
7mm 150 gr ABLR
7mm 150 gr PT
308 150 gr PT. My first experience with Nosler in a 30-06. Shot antelope, WT deer and a black bear
257 115 gr BT
358 225 gr PT
458 300 gr PT
458 300 gr BT. Great deer bullet in the 45-70 and 50 Cal muzzleloader
429 240 gr JHP. My deer bullet for the 44 Mag, both Marlin 1894 and S&W 629

JD338
 

EOD Diver

Handloader
Dec 30, 2011
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Hands down, the 140 AB in 270! I've killed a lot of elk with them and they really perform. It seems like a super combo of bc, light recoil, weight retention, velocity and on game performance. A native buddy of mine who has shot a 243 for elk and deer his whole life wanted to get a "big" rifle for an oryx youth hunt his son had drawn. They selected a 270 win and handloaded some 140ABs for it. They performed very well for him when he shot his oryx and it looks like he's sold on them too!
V/R,
Joe
 

DrMike

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The 140 grain AB will "git 'er done" in the .270. It is the bullet I would have used in my 270 WSM if the 130 grain E-Tip wasn't such a fantastic bullet for that rifle. It has accounted for moose, elk and mule deer, never failing. I have yet to recover a bullet from an animal.
 

Charlie-NY

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Mar 11, 2005
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Without a doubt, my all time favorite Nosler bullet is the .284 160gr AccuBond. Surprisingly accurate in several rifles and displays exceptional terminal performance from the muzzle out to 500 yds. What more could you want ?
 

hunter24605

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Apr 30, 2016
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The .284 AB 140 grain in both my 280 and daughter's 7-08..Very effective and quick whitetail and black bear killers even when things don't go perfect (like clipping a shoulder on the way in)..In my 25-06 the 115 Partition is scary fast, accurate, and deadly.
 

desertcj

Handloader
Sep 27, 2010
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I'm going to say .243 55gr Lead Free Ballistic Tip. Very accurate out of my .243 and I can launch them at over 4000fps!
 

Gunner46

Handloader
Jan 12, 2015
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It's not in production any more, but my 'All Time Fave' was the 162gr Solid Base. I could get 2960fps out of my 7RM, with H4831, and it was a 1st shot knock down DRT round every time !

If I had chose now, it would be the 140gr .284 AB, the 180gr .308 BT and the 200gr .338 AB. (all in 308 class cases)
 
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