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 Post subject: 375" 260 grain E-Tip?
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 7:37 am 

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Has anyone actually seen the 260 grain Nosler E-Tip in 375?

If Nosler has them, I'm avail to field test 'em on a bear this fall.... :mrgreen:
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The 260 gr Accubond works great! The 260 E-Tip? I'll find out and tell the world in print!

Just in case someone from Nosler reads this. (y)

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 Post subject: Re: 375" 260 grain E-Tip?
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 9:08 am 
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It would be a great test Guy.

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 10:10 am 

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I would imagine that the E-Tip would work very well on that old boy. I've certainly had good success with them in several smaller calibers.

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 10:13 am 

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I’d like to compare them to the 250 TTSXs in my 375. I’d bet they’re excellent on heavy stuff.

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 11:40 am 

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Ya, I think the "mono-metal" bullets like the E-Tip, TTSX, GMX have really got a lot to offer hunters.

Here's the .338" 225 gr Barnes TSX that was the last shot I put into my grizz a couple of years ago, using the guide's SAKO to finish the bear at about 15 yards. Excellent performance. Recovered in the off-side hide.
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I never recovered any of the 100 grain Barnes TSX bullets I shot mule deer with some years ago, using my 25-06.

I'd imagine that the E-Tips would provide similar performance.

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 Post subject: Re: 375" 260 grain E-Tip?
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2021 6:37 am 
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I have yet to try the e-tip, but have shot a lot of Barnes though with great results. The GMX has been rough on me. I’ve tried it through 4 different 6.5 creedmoors that were real shooters, but I just could not make those bullets work. I do need to try out some e-tips though. Maybe one day I will buy some.


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2021 6:55 am 

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Interesting comment on the GMX. I tried the GMX in a number of cartridges without obtaining the accuracy I achieved with other bullets. That was not the case with the TSX or the E-Tip. Ballisticians at Hornady did state on a couple of occasions that a longer jump to the lands was not required with the GMX. It made no difference that I could tell whether I allowed for a longer jump or whether I loaded as I would have loaded an SST or an InterLock; the GMX just never delivered for me. I have not had a problem with the E-Tip in a variety of cartridges. It is turning into a favourite bullet for me.

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2021 8:24 am 
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Interesting comment on the GMX. I tried the GMX in a number of cartridges without obtaining the accuracy I achieved with other bullets. That was not the case with the TSX or the E-Tip. Ballisticians at Hornady did state on a couple of occasions that a longer jump to the lands was not required with the GMX. It made no difference that I could tell whether I allowed for a longer jump or whether I loaded as I would have loaded an SST or an InterLock; the GMX just never delivered for me. I have not had a problem with the E-Tip in a variety of cartridges. It is turning into a favourite bullet for me.

Yeah those GMX just got the best of me, I just had to give up on them. I would understand if it was just one rifle I was trying, but this was 4 target rifles and I just gave up. I believe they make a 250 e-tip for the 9.3. I would like to try some of those in my 9.3x62


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Western Hunter did a neat test of premium bullets a little while back. The E-tip made a great showing, as it was accurate, expanded almost immediately, penetrated well, retained almost all of its weight, and didn't foul like an all copper slug. I haven't shot anything with them, but it sure made me a fan out of them!
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 8:48 am 

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EOD Diver wrote:
Western Hunter did a neat test of premium bullets a little while back. The E-tip made a great showing, as it was accurate, expanded almost immediately, penetrated well, retained almost all of its weight, and didn't foul like an all copper slug. I haven't shot anything with them, but it sure made me a fan out of them!
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I would like to try them myself. I have been dabbling with the Hammer's some, the ETips have shot pretty well out of a few rifles I have tried them in. Wished they had a little heavier option for my Mashburn.

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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 12:48 pm 

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I've got a couple of hundred E-Tips on hand:

.257" 100 grain

.308" 168 grain

Have loaded up a few of the 168's for my 30-06, but haven't tried them yet. I'd imagine they'll do just fine.

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