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#6455220 - 09/16/16 05:03 PM New 28 Nosler!
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Just picked up a Montana Rifle Co M1999 X2 in 28 Nosler. I'm not planning on reloading for it just yet as I have a lot of factory ammo that came with it but was curious what experiences everyone has had with them so far and with what loads/bullets? Eventually I'm hoping to build a 180gr VLD or 175gr ELD-X load for it once I have plenty of once fired brass. This rifle will be my primary rifle for my South Africa Safari in July.

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#6455290 - 09/16/16 05:53 PM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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#6455300 - 09/16/16 05:59 PM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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Awesome round and a great rifle company. Hope you get decent bbl life from reports I've heard its a burner.
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#6455321 - 09/16/16 06:14 PM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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I'll load pics tonight.

I'm hearing 1000 rds or so barrel life. I'm not planning on banging steel with this one other than to prep for a hunt. This will be a hunting rifle so I'm hoping that will extend the life.

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#6455397 - 09/16/16 06:53 PM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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We have built several 28 Nosler's, and I have shot and dialed in several. I have had great accuracy results with the bullets we have tried- 180 VLD, 195 Hybrid, 175 ELD-X.

Barrel life, if you get 800 rounds, I'd say that's good. The 26 Nosler was yielding about 400-500 rounds. The 28 will yield a little more, but not much. Shoot it slow. But, that's why they make extra barrels!
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#6455423 - 09/16/16 07:18 PM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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Of course it burns barrels. That's what hot rod rounds do, and that's why they make new barrels every day. It's worth every penny.
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#6455550 - 09/16/16 08:34 PM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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Chad,
what were the velocities with those bullets and what twist is needed for the 195?

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#6455623 - 09/16/16 09:26 PM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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The twist on mine is 9.5...think it'll handle the 180 VLD if shot above 3100fps?

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#6455671 - 09/16/16 09:58 PM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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Originally Posted By: ltsheets
The twist on mine is 9.5...think it'll handle the 180 VLD if shot above 3100fps?


It will be close but not optimum according to Bergers twist rate calculator

http://www.bergerbullets.com/twist-rate-calculator/
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#6455689 - 09/16/16 10:07 PM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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Yeah I've seen that. I was curious if anyone has shot them in a 9.5.

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#6455691 - 09/16/16 10:08 PM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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Might have to stick with a 168VLD or maybe a 175 ELD-X when the time comes.

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#6455797 - 09/16/16 11:33 PM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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Shot my 28 Nosler today along with a buddies just finished Horizon 28 with a Proof Research barrel.
Took both to 1650 yards mine using the 195gr and his the 175grELDx.

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#6456122 - 09/17/16 10:52 AM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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Wow that's impressive. What twist on the eld-X rifle?

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#6456145 - 09/17/16 11:04 AM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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Both are 1/8 twist.
Here is mine.


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#6456153 - 09/17/16 11:12 AM Re: New 28 Nosler! [Re: ltsheets]
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That's sick! The twist rate is the one thing I wish was different on mine. Mines a 9.5. I got 12 boxes of nosler Ammo with it, 160AB, and I'll shoot that a while then reload some but sounds like a 175 is the high end of what that twist will handle.

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