This forum was very educational! And I thought all this time my Federal Power Shok bullets were good enough! Looks like I'll be switching to premium bullets next fall! Likely, Federal TBT or Barnes Vor-Tx!
Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:56 PM
I love reading the results of these type of tests. I am always impressed with the amount of time and effort people put into these tests. Riflebuilder I have read through each post with intrigue . There is another impressive test done by a fellow named BCsteve on the canadiangunnutz forum that is also very informative and your work here reminds me of his tests.
The one bullet that interests me that I have yet to see tested is the trophy bonded tip.
here are some great links to some other tests for those who enjoy reading these types of things.
Lubrication test...very extensive and informative It made me change my gun oil after reading it and seeing the photo evidence.
AND here is another bullet test with a lot of common bullets as well as some uncommon items. It was what convinced me to use barnes for anything I intend to eat Page 19 has part 2 of his tests
Posted 05 February 2017 - 02:01 PM
thanks for posting these links , you never stop learning .if I ever get my hands a trophy bonded tip I will test it for sure . Riflebuilder
Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:31 PM
Riflebuilder I have some in 270 as well as some GMX and other assorted bullets. Do you want to do a range day?
Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:40 PM
Hey Jeff , I will not be able to go any were for at least 10 weeks , 2 weeks ago I fell on ice. and tore the Quadricep tendon off my right knee , and had surgery to re attach it to the knee cap , and I am in a full leg brace for 8 weeks,( its straight now) that will bend the knee to more of a angle over time reset every 2 weeks or so . too get the full range of movement back . the recovery time is at least 12 weeks or more . with a lot of physiotherapy . it sucks . but I get though it. Robin
Posted 06 February 2017 - 08:23 AM
Wow that really sucks. If you are up for visitors I'll drop by when it works for you. My thoughts and best wishes are with you.
Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:58 PM
Thanks Jeff , but that's a long drive for you to see a couch potato. lol , needless to said , I am little behind on your reloading , I do have 50 cases annealed and trimmed, I found 7 cases that had cracked necks, and though them out , when I filled the 50 case loading block up , hope the rest of the cases are not as bad . just give me a call some time . Robin
Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:03 PM
Thanks too photo bucket wanting $400.00 a year to use there site , not in this life , I have to rebuild all my post , as I get time ,
Here Nosler 210g Accubond , at Vel 3085 , from my 300 Rum , 43% WR
150G Nosler E-Tip . Vel 3633 ,from my 300 Rum 99% WR
From the Nosler Form
Swift Scirocco II 257 100g 71.9g
Swift Scirooco II 338 , 210g , weight 190.9g , 0.739" dia
Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:59 PM
Nosler 100g E-Tip 99% WR
100g 257 Scirocco II 72% vel 3482
30-06 Copper bullet test
Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:05 PM
Here are some pics of Scirocco II bullets in a number of calibers From the Nosler Forum . As you can tell , I Am very impressed with the 180g Scirocco II bonded bullets, shot from my 300 RUM . I have gotten a bear at 388 yards , double lung shot , and it only went 15 yards and my 4 point spike deer last year at 457 yards. high shoulder shot, it went straight down . nice big exit holes in both animals , showed good expansion and weight retention. will test the .257 100g Scirocco II from my 257 weatherby soon .
100g 257 Scirocco II
130g .264 Scirocco II
150g 7mm rem mag Scirocco II
.338 210g Scirocco II
Posted 23 September 2018 - 03:32 PM
Whats the best way for me too fix all the photo's that photobucket has blocked for all my post?. What source do I use the upload pics from my PC and transfer into the nb hunting url that is free ? . Do I have to delete all the photo's that are there now from photobucket or can pasted over them?, or would it be easier to start a new post , and copy and paste the word text in to it , and than place the photo's in . Help what be appreciated . Robin
Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:02 PM
Google Chrome and Firefox have found a way to access the photos that Photobucket.com does not now allow you to post to 3rd party sites anymore without paying a high price.
"In the cases where former/current PhotoBucket users haven't deleted all their albums:
Chrome and Firefox now have an extension, Photobucket Embed Fix, that will display 3rd party hosted images. It will fix all your broken pics, no need for you to do anything, it runs entirely in the background.
Click Tools>Add-Ons (Or press CTL+Shift+A) >select Extensions > enter "photobucket embed" in the Search box (upper right corner) > then click the install button."
this does work, i tried it!
riflebuilder, if you cant get it...i will do it for you when i pop by next
you can only view them using this
If you are not working to protect hunting, then you are working to destroy it.
Posted 26 November 2018 - 03:31 PM
I finally got my 257 Weatherby I built broke in on a animal , shot this little spike horn on Nov 5 , 100g Swift Scirocco II bullet . 285 yards Vel 3494 . bullet completely penetrated , exiting the thigh of the left leg . lungs were jello , and were the bullet entered the ribs , there was a hole just a little smaller than my fist , like it expanded as it hit the hide . the exit hole was just over 1/2" in size . 88 lbs of meat , was a fare amount of bloodshot , so next time I will try the Barnes 100g TTSX out , and see if it does less bloodshot. 100g Swift Scirocco II in my test , weight was 71.9g
Posted 26 November 2018 - 03:40 PM
Finally got to try out the Trophy Bonded Tipped bullets in 7mm Rem mag . I must get a box of 165g .308 " to try in the 300 RUM . Quite impressed with these Trophy Bonded Tipped bullets.
140g load vel 3140 0.608" dia
160g load vel 2910 .547" dia
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