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PostSubject: Nosler E Tips   May 26th 2015, 7:47 pm

Anyone use the Nosler E Tips on game?  I'm looking at the 6mm 90 grain for use in my .243 Winchester. I have used the 85 Barnes TSX on an Antelope and a whitetail doe. They worked as advertised and I have no complaints. I'm out of them and looking at the E Tips and Hornady GMX lineup. 
I will be going back to Wyoming this fall and want tyou get something worked up before I go.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 26th 2015, 11:47 pm

Take a look at the Nosler Accu Bond bullet, we took 3 deer last year with them all 3 were Dead in there tracks using the .243. IIRC my son took his Elk with a 140 gr. Accu Bond with my APEX 7mm-08.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 27th 2015, 4:12 am

I have read a lot of good reviews on the accubonds. I wasn't sure if they would open up well on a smaller Antelope. I didn't want to have to hit bone to get good performance. I used the bonded SST in my muzzleloader for awhile and learned that lesson.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 27th 2015, 6:58 am

I have a love affair with Nosler Partitions. I use either their 85 gr. or 95 gr. Partition in my .243 and .240 Weatherby depending on which is most accurate in the load I work up. Deer and antelope don't go far with a partition in them.
However, the Accubond and Ballistic Tip both are slightly more accurate at long range.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 27th 2015, 8:16 am

I haven't used Noslers before but feel they make an excellent product. One reason for the E tip is that the BC and weight is similiar to the 87 grain Hornady Vmax which I have loaded and got good results on paper. I know the Vmax is varmit bullet and will be used as such. Where we will be hunting we have a prairie dog town. So I was hoping to be able to set my scope up and shoot. My son will have the close shoots and I will be taking the longer 300+ yard shots. 
I'm expecting most of the shots to be closer than 200 for both hunts. If anyone has any other combos bring them on. I was also thinking about using the Sierra 85 grain GK also. I have loaded it before and got good results on paper. I wouldn't need to switch back and forth for each hunt.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 27th 2015, 2:33 pm

I've started to dig a little deeper on the accubonds and it might work. In ballistics gel it seemed to open up well but that is at high speed. They show an expanded slug at 1800 GPS and while not spectacular it was on par with the E tip at the same speed. So it might depend on which I can find in stock.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 27th 2015, 2:54 pm

E-tips must be new, I've never heard of them before this thread.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 27th 2015, 3:18 pm

I don't do centerfire, So I am of no help on this topic LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 27th 2015, 3:28 pm

Bob the E tip is Noslers version of a lead free bullet and is similar to the Barnes TTSX.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 27th 2015, 5:04 pm

I tried the original Barnes X bullets when they came out. Because they were all copper, they were quite a bit longer than other jacketed lead bullets in their weight class and they required deeper seating in the case thus cutting down on space for powder. They were not as accurate in any of my loads as jacketed bullets were.
That made me forget about all lead-free bullets. They were also quite a bit more expensive.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 27th 2015, 5:43 pm

They are quite a bit more expensive than lead jacketed and can be tricky to get the right load. Some like the Barnes can be pushed a little faster than lead core because they won't separate.  I think I'm going to dump the E tip idea after looking at its low speed performance In case I have to stretch a shot out. The accubond, partition, or GK are all cheaper and will deliver the performance needed.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 27th 2015, 11:36 pm

I am also a big fan of the Nosler Partition but sure like what they have done on the last 3-4 Whitetails. I might have some left if you want to try a few.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 28th 2015, 6:45 pm

Thanks for the offer but I will pass at this time. From the looks of it finding a the powder and bullets might be harder than finding a trophy buck. Nobody online has both bullets I want in stock or the powder. I have plenty of brass and primers.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler E Tips   May 29th 2015, 8:27 pm

I made the trip to Cabelas and was able to pick up some 87 grain Vmax, 90 grain Nosler BT, and 85 grain Barnes TSX. I should have my bases covered with both hunts. The Vmax for PD, BT for both plus deer, and the Barnes for premium hunts. 
Now I just need to find some H4350 and I'm good. I also have IMR4064 on hand to begin with.

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