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PostSubject: Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets?   Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets? EmptyNovember 4th 2016, 6:20 pm

I've been thinking about trying the Nosler Sporting handgun bullets in my .50 inline guns.  I was wondering if any of you had tried them and what sort of results did you get.  They sell blemished bullets pretty regularly so I think they'd be fairly economical.  I've been shooting 250 grain T/C Shockwaves.  Thanks in advance, Quinn.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets?   Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets? EmptyNovember 4th 2016, 7:13 pm

An inexpensive bullet (purchased in 100pks) with a nice track record are the 240, 250, 300gr XTPs.

The former Nosler Partitions handgun bullets had a nice track record. I haven't heard of anyone posting deer-harvest results using the Nosler Handgun bullets you mention.


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PostSubject: Re: Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets?   Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets? EmptyNovember 4th 2016, 7:15 pm

I was hoping they might be an all around bullet.  Reasonable enough for the range and a decent deer bullet.  If not, I'll just stick with the T/C's.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets?   Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets? EmptyNovember 4th 2016, 7:20 pm

I recall reading some positive comments on the 300g/44-cal at another muzzleloader board or two.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/620916/nosler-sporting-handgun-bullets-44-caliber-429-diameter-300-grain-jacketed-hollow-point-box-of-100

The reviews at Midway are overall pretty good. But for about the same price, you can get the 300gr / 44-cal XTPs. It's what I use in my T/C Omega.
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PostSubject: Re: Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets?   Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets? EmptyNovember 4th 2016, 7:33 pm

They are similar in price to the XTP's, but much cheaper when they show up as blems at SPS.  I use Nosler blems in all my centerfire rifles and stock up when they are available.  I just thought I might be able to do the same with muzzleloader bullets if anyone had experience with them.  I'm not looking to be a field tester here.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets?   Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets? EmptyNovember 6th 2016, 8:04 am

QuinnTheEskimo, I put this particular NOSLER bullet to the ultimate test awhile back.  If you go with this NOSLER I would go heavier for hunting than the 200 grainer I used.  I also kept my charge down at 90 grains.

https://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com/t2134-200-gr-nosler-jhp?highlight=nosler

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets?   Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets? EmptyNovember 6th 2016, 8:13 am

Thank you Marty!  I was thinking about trying the .44 240 grain bullets.  Any thoughts on that or suggestions for a sabot to try? They would be pretty reasonable at $20.95/100.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets?   Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets? EmptyNovember 6th 2016, 8:21 am

I don't have any experience with the .44/240 grainers.   All of my testing was done from a .45 bore. Perhaps some of our .50 members might help you out on the sabot.
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PostSubject: Re: Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets?   Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets? EmptyNovember 6th 2016, 8:36 am

@Marty wrote:
I don't have any experience with the .44/240 grainers.   All of my testing was done from a .45 bore. Perhaps some of our .50 members might help you out on the sabot.
So you were shooting .40's?  I've got a .45 Black Diamond, so maybe I'll give those a go.

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PostSubject: Re: Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets?   Nosler Sporting Handgun Bullets? EmptyNovember 6th 2016, 8:47 am

Yep, I use .40 bullets almost exclusively out of my .45's.  You'll just need to hit the range Shooter  with the 240's and see how they fly in a .50 bore.
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