The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 23, 2009, 01:51 PM   #1
colororado hunter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 23, 2009
Location: Delta Colorado
Posts: 1
Nosler bullets

Hi newbe here I am going after prong horn in northern co. with a 6.5x284 I ma looking at 120 gr. ballistic tip or 130 acubond.How about some insight please?
colororado hunter is offline  
Old August 23, 2009, 04:56 PM   #2
Waterengineer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 7, 2006
Location: Aurora, CO and Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 861
The 120 gr. will be plenty.

Is there a more specific question?
Waterengineer is offline  
Old August 24, 2009, 11:58 AM   #3
flyguyskt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 3, 2009
Posts: 116
DO NOT use ballistic tips. ive seen alot of pronghorn ruined by them

accubonds or partitions are gr8
flyguyskt is offline  
Old August 24, 2009, 08:13 PM   #4
GeauxTide
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 20, 2009
Location: Helena, AL
Posts: 3,089
129 Hornady @ 3000 would be potent and wouldn't be as fragile as 120 NBT.
GeauxTide is offline  
Old August 24, 2009, 10:19 PM   #5
LateNightFlight
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 22, 2007
Location: Central Missouri
Posts: 551
I can't add anything to the recommendations about bullet selection, but I hope you'll drop by 'The Art of the Rifle' sometime and show off your 6.5x284. (I don't have one - have never shot one, but have been told that I should do both.)

Good luck on your hunt!
LateNightFlight is offline  
Old August 24, 2009, 10:22 PM   #6
zoomie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 23, 2006
Location: WY
Posts: 1,753
.......

Last edited by zoomie; August 24, 2009 at 10:40 PM.
zoomie is offline  
Old August 25, 2009, 02:15 AM   #7
butta9999
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 29, 2008
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 692
I would stay away from the ballistic bullets as well. I use the 180gr Accubond in my .300wm. I have had great success with these. The accubond has a thicker copper wall and thicker base for better controlled expansion.

The Nosler Partition are a fine bullet too. I only use ballistic tip bullets in my varmint rifles, im not saying they wont do the job but i prefer better controlled bullets for big game rifles.

Only my 2 bobs worth
__________________
Knowledge is Power!
butta9999 is offline  
Old August 25, 2009, 07:38 AM   #8
Huntergirl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 8, 2005
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 907
Antelopes don't need a controlled expansion bullet. A simple soft point will get the job done.
Huntergirl is offline  
Old August 25, 2009, 07:47 AM   #9
Gbro
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 20, 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,056
Quote:
DO NOT use ballistic tips. ive seen alot of pronghorn ruined by them
Now isn't that what one looks for, Do you not want to ruin their day.

Seriously, that will only be proportional to the range you will be shooting Mr. Pronghorn at.

I used ballistic tips for years and always loved the way they worked.
My .270W was a very challenged rifle for metallic silhouette shooting and the only bullet I found that would tip a ram over with any kind or regularity was the NBT. With many other bullets I would just get a puff mark on the steel and hear the clang. that would = no score:
I do not shoot NBT's as I shoot the hornady SST's now.
But I still will not say anything bad about the NBT's, only their marketing.
__________________
Gbro
CGVS
For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, But to us who are being saved, It Is The Power Of God. 1Corinthians 1-18
Gbro is offline  
Old August 25, 2009, 08:05 AM   #10
taylorce1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 18, 2005
Location: On the Santa Fe Trail
Posts: 5,557
I wouldn't worry too much about bullet selection for pronghorn, they are pretty easy to kill. I use 130 grain Sierra Game Kings out of my .270 Win at 3100 fps at the muzzle. Never had one blow up so I imagine any of the bullets you are chosing would work just fine. Slip a ballistic tip into the ribs and I'm sure it will bring your animal down in rapid fashion.
taylorce1 is online now  
Old September 7, 2009, 03:15 PM   #11
oregon-john
Member
 
Join Date: March 6, 2009
Location: Sutherlin, OR
Posts: 32
Barnes tripple shock bullets. Super accurate and kills them dead. They even sell one with a tipped bullet to get the BC up. I have never seen one come appart even out of my 270 WSM at high velocity. John
oregon-john is offline  
Old September 7, 2009, 08:42 PM   #12
Major Dave (retired)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 12, 2008
Location: Between Dallas and Shreveport, LA
Posts: 558
Oregon John

Do you handload the Barnes Triple Shock for your .270 WSM? If so, what is your favorite load recipe? What is the chronagraphed speed, if you use a chrony?
__________________
Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be but a vulgar brawl.
Major Dave (retired) is offline  
Old September 13, 2009, 04:33 AM   #13
Osageshooter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 27, 2009
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Posts: 179
I would go with the accubond. Slightly better ballistic coeficient. I would consider 140 grain partitions. I use them in my 260. They have great performance on deer. They have a great ballistic coeficient and at ranges over 300 will be shooting as flat as the 120 and 130 in your hotter 6.5 X 284.

That said, ballistic tips have served me very well on deer and antelope. I have never seen poor performance or ruined meat.
Osageshooter is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.10259 seconds with 9 queries