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    Nosler BT price drop?

    I stopped by a Cabela's off the interstate highway today to look at a S&W M-19 .357 they had. Breezing by the bullet shelf, I saw that most of the 7mm, .308, .270, .257, and 8mm Nosler Ballistic Tip bullets were regular pricing, about $20.00 a box of 50, while the Accubonds and Partitions were closer to $29.00 or $30.00. Maybe we are seeing some price drops, or just an inventory movement due to SST, Barnes, Fusion and other competitors cutting into the BT component sales. I don't shoot many Noslers, but for $19.00, I had go get a box of 8mm 180-gr to try in my 8x60S. Are you seeing any such price reductions on your side of the Big Water?

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    That's the funniest thing I've heard today. We've been so well marketed the idea that the world is just about to run out of bullets, the few that are left have to be worth a fortune. I can imagine that if your price over there dropped by half we will still see no change. Nice thought though.

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    US$19 for a box of 50 .308 Nos BT's!!! Wouldn't get much change out of US$50 over here.
    So much to learn and so little time left

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelM View Post
    US$19 for a box of 50 .308 Nos BT's!!! Wouldn't get much change out of US$50 over here.
    So true, & with the GB£ falling off against the US$ there will be increased prices for us to pay when dealers have to restock.
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelM View Post
    US$19 for a box of 50 .308 Nos BT's!!! Wouldn't get much change out of US$50 over here.
    £46.10 for 140gr 6.5mm Partitions over here... That's $65.50 at today's exchange rate
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    Makes you wonder, though. I mean, bullets don't go bad on the shelf, like fruit and bread do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern View Post
    Makes you wonder, though. I mean, bullets don't go bad on the shelf, like fruit and bread do.
    It's not so easy to stockpile expanding bullets here in UK. Expanding bullets are viewed as loaded ammunition here, so we have to remain within our allowance. For some that allowance is quite low, others fare better...depends on the constabulary issuing the FAC.
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    Nosler 30 caliber 180's are running around $24/50 here. The 125 grain boat tail hunting ballistic tips I like in my 300 Blackout are $19/50 -sometimes a buck less. That still makes them one of the more expensive bullets. Sierra 135 HP only cost me $25/100.~Muir
    Last edited by Muir; 09-03-2016 at 03:18.

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    Looking at the Nosler manual online tonight to see the data on new IMR powders, I see that the Ballistic Tip and Accubond are dropped from some calibers and weights, and the new Long Range Accubond is in there.

    Having been involved in computer systems, including audits of the logic used to price products, I have seen how silly mistakes are made. I have seen stacks of Federal Premium ammo stacked up in Walmart in eastern Maryland where no centerfire hunting is permitted - and bought it on closeout for $6.00 a box.

    Last week, I bought Hornady 154-gr 7mm bullets on closeout at Academy for $14.85/100... silly cheap.

    A month ago, Cabela's had some Sierra bullets for $20.00 a box. I know how those shoot for me, so 6.5mm, and .308 came home, along with 100 Remington 115-gr SPT for the 6.8 SPC for $11/100, for plinking with my .270s.

    Muir, have you tried the .308 110-gr VMax in your .300 Blackout?

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    I did try the VMax. I ran them over the chrono on Sunday. The load was 19.0 Lil Gun and a standard CCI 400. There was a wide extreme spread and standard deviation but it shot fairly well. I think the poor numbers can be attributed to poor ignition. Next time I'm using Rem 7.5 or CCI BR4 primers. If that doesn't cure it, I will switch to H110 which, I am told, is THE powder for the 110 grain VM in the 300AAC. Average velocity was just under 2400 fps.

    I also tried AA 1680 again -this time with a Sierra 155 grain Match King. Loading better than a grain under max (just above starting load) I averaged 1950 fps so I'm thinking I will eclipse 2000 fps. Standard Deviation on that load was only 12.1 fps. Last weekend I was shooting a 7" x 13" steel plate at 500 yards needing 25 MOA of elevation with a 135 grain Sierra @ 2150 fps. With the higher bc of this bullet (.443 @ 2000 fps) I'll shave 2.5 MOA off of that; only a 112.5" hold over instead of 125 inches!! ~Muir

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