nosler ballistic tips for long range

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  1. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Alright I'm finely started to load up my own ammo for target/ hunting at longer ranges and to day I picked up a box of 180 gr Nosler ballistic tip to start with I was wondering if it's good at long range.(I would use higher dollars bullets but I want to start cheap till I get the hang of things) thanks for your info and I'm open to other suggestions to

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  2. bowguy

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    Which caliber?
     

  3. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    It's a savage 110 30-06

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  4. bowguy

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    Although the 180 grain bullet is somewhat a standard in the 30-06 if you are truly interested in long range (another subjective term) look for bullets with the highest ballistic coefficient. Compare both the different manfacturers and bullet weights. The greater the range the more important these become.
     
  5. bigdaddy573

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    Ya I understand all that and the farthest I'm going to shoot is 300 to 350 yds

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  6. Ledbetter84

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    You'll do just fine with those nosler partitions. Dont count out hornady or Sierra game king either
     
  7. bigdaddy573

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    I didnt get the partitions i got the green ballistic tips

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  8. Ledbetter84

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    Sorry, misread. You should be fine.
     
  9. bigdaddy573

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    lol Its cool I just wanted to now if its a good bullet for that

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  10. theropinfool

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    Your velocity will be around 2600-2700 fps with that bullet. That's fine for targets, but if your hunting I wouldn't go past 600 yards. Your energy will really drop off after that.

    If your hunting look into how your bullet behaves at different velocities. When they get slower they don't open up as well.

    Edit: you posted 300 350 yards while I was writing this. Your 180 ballistic tip should be fine. Long Range out west is more 7-800 yards. 300 isn't out of your maximum point blank range.
     
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  11. bigdaddy573

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    Mainly both and I'm going to play around with loads to see how they do

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  12. Ledbetter84

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    Don't be afraid to try a few different brands. Hornaday bullets have served rope and I well
     
  13. bigdaddy573

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    Im going to in time I just got the nosler cuz they didn't have the hornaday ballistic tip it stock

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  14. bowguy

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    At that range the bullet chosen will do fine. The accubond is another Nosler round that is very accurate and has more controlled expansion.

    Have fun.
     
  15. blucoondawg

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    Myself and a couple buddies use the Nosler ballistic tips on the 06 and they have done us well, where we are hunting it isn't often to get an opportunity at a 300 yard shot though. Mine are 165 grain.
     
  16. bigdaddy573

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    Around me the farthest shot u get at deer is a lil passed 100yds but I like to target shoot at longer ranges during the off season to practice for the longer u can get on the power lines

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  17. Marlinman

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    Are you sure that savage will go bang that fer??;) o wait your talkin bout your 110 and not you Faxxis:p yes your 180 grain pills will do well at those ranges mon ami

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  18. bigdaddy573

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    And u got room to talk when u got a pos Marlin ;)

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  19. Marlinman

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    I keep tellin you ill put any of my marlins against you axxis OR your 110. Hell ill put my LEVER ACTION xlr against your axxis and out shoot you. If that wont do it ill beat the socks off your axxis w a PISTOL

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  20. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Lol alright

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