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#560243 - 01/11/08 09:35 PM Plastic tip bullets
4onaside
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Anybody had any experience with polymer tip bullets, such as Nosler Ballistic tips or Hornady SST's? I have read a bunch of reviews and the love/hate remarks seem to be about even, well actually more love than hate. What say ye?
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#560254 - 01/11/08 09:45 PM Re: Plastic tip bullets [Re: 4onaside]
TiminTN
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My favorite is the Nosler Accubond line.
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#560268 - 01/11/08 09:54 PM Re: Plastic tip bullets [Re: TiminTN]
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I shoot 95 grain sst out of my 243 and love them.
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#560450 - 01/12/08 12:25 AM Re: Plastic tip bullets [Re: 4onaside]
trap55555
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I use BT's in my 270 and 30.06 and love'em.



This a yote that I shot last Sat (5Jan) with a 270 Win tipped with 130gr Nosler BT at about 140yds. I shot a deer the same day and the hole was about the same size from about 110 yds.
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#560523 - 01/12/08 08:06 AM Re: Plastic tip bullets [Re: trap55555]
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I love the Hornady Interbond. Huge mushroom and high weight retention at 3000 fps.
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#560532 - 01/12/08 08:23 AM Re: Plastic tip bullets [Re: Model70Man]
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what a hole..
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#560608 - 01/12/08 10:22 AM Re: Plastic tip bullets [Re: ]
Hillbilly Hunter
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The Nosler Accubonds have done well for me out of a 270 WSM.
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#560619 - 01/12/08 10:27 AM Re: Plastic tip bullets [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
smstone22
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Accubonds, BT's, SST's love them all. The only non plastic tipped bullets I shoot are Sierra Matchkings and Sierra Gamekings.
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#561081 - 01/12/08 08:18 PM Re: Plastic tip bullets [Re: smstone22]
4onaside
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The reason that I asked, was that I have some .270 bullets layin' around, and some brass beggin' to be filled. None of these are new, but I have some 130 bt's and some 130 pro-hunters, some 150 bt's and some 150 gamekings. I have been loading all of my 130's with 55 grs of 4350, but with all of the meat destruction bt talk that I have read, I believe that I will load those and back off to about 52 grs. Maybe the reduced velocity will still poleax the critter without unnecessary meat destruction. Actually, I have always been a proponent of leaving as much energy as possible inside the animal, and I think that bt's do that. Once it penetrates the vitals jacket and core separation is fine with me. But I have not shot any game with them and just wanted some opinions.
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#561383 - 01/13/08 04:49 AM Re: Plastic tip bullets [Re: 4onaside]
Allen Sullivan
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before season I loaded about 125 rounds of the hornaday 150 grain SST's. Loved the grouping but when I took them to the woods that was another story. Opening day shot a 8 point and the bullet did a complete thur and did not expand. Didn't think to much about it at first, but after hitting 5 does and knocking them down, and they would get up and run off without one drop of blood, I switched back to my seria bullets.

Saw a 200 grain MZ Hornaday SST bullet that was pulled from a deer and it was still intact and never expanded.

So I can say I don't like them.

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