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anyone shooting the 70gr nosler BTs?

Postby coyotebuster » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:51 am

currently shooting 85gr BTHPs out of my .243 with fairly little pelt damage and good accuracy but I'd like to try something that shoots a little flatter. Let me know what kind of experience you've had with these bullets. Thanks


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Re: anyone shooting the 70gr nosler BTs?

Postby bucksnbears » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:42 pm

70 sierra blitzkings are what i shoot outta my 243. probably about the same as a bt but i just favor sierra bullets.
pelt damage is hit/miss.
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Re: anyone shooting the 70gr nosler BTs?

Postby xdeano » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:36 pm

Could always try some of the Hornady 75g HP's.

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Re: anyone shooting the 70gr nosler BTs?

Postby leadbiscuit » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:21 pm

I can't comment how they are on fur. Never shot a coyote with one. Went through a few thousand of them on prarie dogs and just messin around. If your rifle has a long throat, you'll get closer to the rifling with a Nosler than a Sierra Blitz King. The Sierra has a longer boattail and a different ogive than the Noslers. I can get the Noslers into the rifling on my 6br, but can't with the Sierra's. It may or may not have an effect on acurracy in your rifle.

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Re: anyone shooting the 70gr nosler BTs?

Postby coyotebuster » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:27 pm

picked up a box of them a while ago and just haven't had the time to mess with em. I'll probably work up a load this summer and try them out on some beautiful MN coyotes :). My current load certainly isn't too hot so I'll probably mess around with that a little, maybe give it a little more zip and hopefully still retain accuracy.


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Re: anyone shooting the 70gr nosler BTs?

Postby Dcoy » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:42 pm

Ive got a bunch loaded.Extremely accurate but only one coyote with them.So-so on pelt damage on that one.I'm shooting up all my 55 Bts first.Only about 100 left. :D(i'd never leave the 55s if fur wasn't so valuable)
I can tell you what 70 gr not to shoot unless you like cutting em in half-Speer hollow points. :shock:
I suspect the 70 gr Bts are gonna be as good as the 243 gets re pelt damage.We'll see soon.


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Re: anyone shooting the 70gr nosler BTs?

Postby Jerry Hunsley » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:54 pm

I have shot 70g. ballistic for a long time and am happy with them. Had very little fur damage. I run them right at 3500fps. with 41grs. of Varget. Shoots extremely well. They go in and hardly ever have an exit hole.


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Re: anyone shooting the 70gr nosler BTs?

Postby kflan22 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:22 am

Jerry Hunsley wrote:I have shot 70g. ballistic for a long time and am happy with them. Had very little fur damage. I run them right at 3500fps. with 41grs. of Varget. Shoots extremely well. They go in and hardly ever have an exit hole.


THANK YOU Jerry Hunsley!

I tried this load in my 243 last week and stacked 5 shots nearly on top of each other and it chronoed at 3499 fps average.

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Re: anyone shooting the 70gr nosler BTs?

Postby coyotebuster » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:05 pm

So I finally got a chance to mess around with the 70gr noslers a bit. Got them shooting great at 3400 fps so went out and shot some coyotes. Shot five coyotes, blew big ass holes in four of them. Maybe just had bad luck with hitting bone? Think I'm gonna have to switch back to the sierra 85s, not quite as flat shooting as the 70s but damn nice on the fur.


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Re: anyone shooting the 70gr nosler BTs?

Postby Coyotehunter » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:16 pm

have you tried them at a slower velocity? my .243 I shoot 100 gr. BTSP Sierra with great results at 3050 fps


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Re: anyone shooting the 70gr nosler BTs?

Postby coyotebuster » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:31 pm

No haven't tried them any slower, main goal with the 70s was to hopefully find a load that shoots quite a bit flatter than the 85s, allowing me to extend my max point blank range. What powder and how many grains are you loading to get that velocity with 100 gr. bullets? I'm loading 43 grains of H4350 and getting about the exact same velocity with the 85s as you are with the 100s.


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Re: anyone shooting the 70gr nosler BTs?

Postby Coyotehunter » Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:15 pm

That is at 850 above sea level as well. The federal premium 100 gr. BTSP will shoot 2950 fps. I believe the load I shoot is H1000.....I will have to check that load when I get home. I want to say 47 gr. H1000 is the load.


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