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Nosler BT 120 grain 6.5mm #7671271 11/24/19 08:32 PM
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The rule of unintended consequences has bit me on the butt. Probably it isn’t specifically my fault, but I know I’ve contributed to it. And what “it” is, is that everybody is out of stock on that bullet. I’ve bragged on it - accuracy and effectiveness - but from comments on various forums it would seem that everyone is BC fixated and buying 140 grainers. So...I kind of thought that this bullet and I were under the radar, but apparently they sell like hot cakes. I got caught by this a few years ago, but didn’t learn diddly.

So you folks need to keep buying the 140’s and leave me and my 120’s alone.

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Re: Nosler BT 120 grain 6.5mm [Re: 603Country] #7671296 11/24/19 09:05 PM
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Saw some at Van's Sporting goods in Mississippi last week. Will see if they still have any


lf the saying "Liar, Liar your pants on fire" were true
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I called them and they said there are 3 or 4 boxes at Van's, got one of the Archery guys there to check.


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Re: Nosler BT 120 grain 6.5mm [Re: 603Country] #7671319 11/24/19 09:40 PM
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I shoot 120 Nosler BTs in my Grendel and my Swede. 140 Sierra Game Kings 6.5x284s.


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Re: Nosler BT 120 grain 6.5mm [Re: kmon1] #7671353 11/24/19 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by kmon1
Saw some at Van's Sporting goods in Mississippi last week. Will see if they still have any



I was there Friday too...saw they got in 2 8lb of Reloder 26 while I was there. I stocked up on 300 PRC and 6.5 PRC brass while I was there.


"Anyone taking up handloading necessarily plays with unknown factors and takes chances. But so does anyone who drives a car,goes to a cocktail party,eats in a restaurant,or gets married."

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Re: Nosler BT 120 grain 6.5mm [Re: 603Country] #7671375 11/24/19 11:02 PM
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I finally just went on the Nosler site and put myself down for notification when the make a new batch, and Bass Pro is sending me a box of 50. I guess I’m Ok for now, but thanks for looking.

Might call Van’s in the morning...


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Re: Nosler BT 120 grain 6.5mm [Re: 603Country] #7671396 11/24/19 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 603Country
I finally just went on the Nosler site and put myself down for notification when the make a new batch, and Bass Pro is sending me a box of 50. I guess I’m Ok for now, but thanks for looking.

Might call Van’s in the morning...


If you run in to a pinch, let me know. I think I have a box or 2.





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Thanks Scott, but I’m Ok. I shoot a lot every now and then, and I can just switch over to already loaded 100 gr BT ammo if I get a bit low on the 120’s. Truth is, the 100’s kill deer and hogs just as well as the 120’s, and they will destroy a coyote.


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Re: Nosler BT 120 grain 6.5mm [Re: 603Country] #7671433 11/25/19 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by 603Country
Thanks Scott, but I’m Ok. I shoot a lot every now and then, and I can just switch over to already loaded 100 gr BT ammo if I get a bit low on the 120’s. Truth is, the 100’s kill deer and hogs just as well as the 120’s, and they will destroy a coyote.


I love Nosler Ballistic Tips for hunting. Very reliable killers. Nosler has really dialed them in over the years. Like you said, many are overly consumed with BC nowadays.





Re: Nosler BT 120 grain 6.5mm [Re: 603Country] #7671864 11/25/19 04:08 PM
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I called Van’s, and after a long frustrating conversation with a guy who was hard of hearing, bought the 3 remaining boxes of the 120’s. When the billing ladies took over, things went better. And, since I grew up in that general area of the world (on the Louisiana side), that soft west central Mississippi accent the ladies had sounded good to my ears.

I grew up in Waterproof, Louisiana, which is about 25 miles north of Natchez. Not much left of the town these days. I’ve been gone from there for so long that my brothers and sisters have accents, so I guess mine is more Texas now.


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I grew up about 15 miles from Van's so I know what you mean..... I pretty much still have a Mississippi accent but have lost a little drawl I guess.
Van's while not the cheapest place to buy has big inventory of reloading especially Hornady products. They had for example primers when no one else had any at all.


"Anyone taking up handloading necessarily plays with unknown factors and takes chances. But so does anyone who drives a car,goes to a cocktail party,eats in a restaurant,or gets married."

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I have 3 boxes if you need them also. They are just sitting on the shelf

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Thanks Longtine, but I’m restocked with the bullets from Van’s. I also have/had an order with Bass Pro that I probably won’t ever get. I originally ordered 4 boxes (200 bullets Total). They sent weekly emails that the order had been delayed. Then they cancelled 3 of the boxes. So now I just keep getting emails about that last box, knowing that I’ll never get them. I’d cancel the order, but sorta want to see how long they’ll drag this out.


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