Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
mattchewy, Bigborerifles, DDD913, fal777, Ishsodhi
64327 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 90,067
stxranchman 53,720
bill oxner 49,646
RKHarm24 44,577
rifleman 44,411
BMD 41,008
SnakeWrangler 39,422
Big Orn 37,484
txshntr 35,376
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics417,565
Posts6,070,949
Members64,327
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Those old Nosler Solid Base Boattails #7178779
05/24/18 05:44 PM
05/24/18 05:44 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,648
Central Texas
6
603Country Online content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
603Country  Online Content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
6

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,648
Central Texas
I found an old Lyman reloading book from the early 80ís in my book case. I had forgotten about it. It had a bunch of old targets from shooting sessions at Hot Wells and at Carterís Country. Just another example of us keeping the good groups. The best was, per the notes on the target, a .47 inch group, using those Nosler 60 gr SBBT bullets in my 220 Swift with the new Douglas barrel. I wonder if those bullets were tougher than the 60 gr Nosler BTs of today. I tend to think they were, but i have no factual reason to believe that.

Back then, the only bullet i used in the 220 for deer and pigs was the 63 gr Sierra SMP.

Re: Those old Nosler Solid Base Boattails [Re: 603Country] #7178815
05/24/18 06:25 PM
05/24/18 06:25 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 23,796
Texas
kmon1 Online shocked
junior
kmon1  Online Shocked
junior

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 23,796
Texas
I think they were tougher also or at least the nose was a little more controlled on expansion than the BT are. I still have a few of the 60gr Nosler SBBT bullets and they for a long time were my go to bullet for deer with the 22-250. Well remember one doe that was shot at about 200 yards the bullet was expanded to .4 inches and weighed 32gr, I thought that is pretty good for hitting shoulder, rib, clip back bone and rib then under hide on high shoulder shot.

The 22 cal I am most apt to deer hunt with these days is a 22-243 and eit is usually loaded with 75gr Swift Siroccos for hunting

Re: Those old Nosler Solid Base Boattails [Re: 603Country] #7179493
05/25/18 12:12 PM
05/25/18 12:12 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,398
Graham
S
snake oil Online content
Veteran Tracker
snake oil  Online Content
Veteran Tracker
S

Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,398
Graham
I still have some of those rat holed that I load in my .243........

Re: Those old Nosler Solid Base Boattails [Re: snake oil] #7183169
05/30/18 01:06 AM
05/30/18 01:06 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,650
Katy
J
JJH Offline
Extreme Tracker
JJH  Offline
Extreme Tracker
J

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,650
Katy
My pre 64 FWT 243 that Dad bought for Mom in '55 loves 100gr Nosler Solid Bases (and almost nothing else) I still am hoarding a couple of boxes.

In the 80s, I used the 120SB in a 264, 100gr SBs in a couple of 257 Roberts, 130gr in 270 and 120gr in 25/06. Nosler really pulled the rug out from under me when they discontinued that line.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2