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Josey Wales



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 05 8:21 pm    Post subject: No for Nosler  Reply with quote    

Shooting guru and ballistics consult Graham Downing reckons Nosler ballistic tips to be unsuitable for hunting for the pot.

According to Downing, polycarbonate tips create too much frangability on entry and transfer less vital energy to internal organs and tissue.

The result according to Downing are.....

Excessive meat damage on the point of entry.

Animals that can escape with little blood trail to die horribly later.

He recommends the use of non frangible buttets which expand at a predictable rate, causing massive shock damage to vital organs and arteries, but will still exit the out of the other side of the animal.

Source: The Deerstalking Hand book, Graham Downing, 2004

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 05 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: No for Nosler Reply with quote    

Josey Wales wrote:
Shooting guru and ballistics consult Graham Downing reckons Nosler ballistic tips to be unsuitable for hunting for the pot.


Not an accurate quote, he was referring to larger animals.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 05 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: No for Nosler Reply with quote    

[quote="Josey Wales"]
Excessive meat damage on the point of entry.


Tissue damage is greatest at the site of the exit wound, not the entry point, which is almost insignificant.

deerstalker



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 05 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: No for Nosler Reply with quote    

Josey Wales wrote:
Shooting guru and ballistics consult Graham Downing reckons Nosler ballistic tips to be unsuitable for hunting for the pot.


True for deer and heavy bodied or dangerous game. But ballistic tips make great vermin bullets.

Erikht



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 05 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Though for dangerous animals you would proably choose a caliber where this is not an option.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 05 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Whatever happened to the KISS principle?

deerstalker



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 05 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I buy these to reload a lot.....................does match my gun well - not kiddie calibres though.

http://www.sako.fi/

Goto centre fire cartridges. They are very, very good bullets.

My fav is the hammerhead.....oh that has knock down power!

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 05 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

deerstalker wrote:
- not kiddie calibres though.


Anyone using the frangible tipped Nosler round will have experienced for themselves the proficiency of destruction in a controlled manner that applies to it. A random Googling will throw up any number of articles covering all calibres, as well as law enforcement applications. Whilst big game hunters use them, so do squirrel bashers, and all stages in between to knock them woud be wrong. I'll run your post through my Babel fish, as Johnny boy did before.

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