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Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« on: November 27, 2020, 08:50:32 PM »
Hi all. Posted this in the Deer Hunting Section but maybe here was more appropriate
 I need some advice for deer hunting bullets.  I was given about a 60 lb box of 270 bullets for reloading. They池e almost all Nosler bullets in old, vintage boxes.  I got partitions and solid bases in 130, 140 and 150 grains.  Anyone out there old enough to have used these?  If so, how did you like the performance?  I知 especially interested in trying the solid base Nosler bullets.  I知 not sure I値l be able to shoot all these in a lifetime without having to rebarrel.  What say you?  Any good loads with these bullets?
Thanks
Jeff
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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2020, 09:09:57 PM »
 Partitions have been my families go to hunting bullets for decades. :twocents:
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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2020, 09:15:35 PM »
Partitions have been my families go to hunting bullets for decades. :twocents:


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Mine as well  :)
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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2020, 09:22:32 PM »
X3  :yeah:

We have killed tons of critters with them. Though I favor the accubonds now days I still have several rifles with partitions ready to roll any time for any critter.
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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2020, 09:25:22 PM »
Perfect!  Anyone with experience with the old solid base bullets?  I think they were the precursor to BT but tougher.
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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2020, 06:22:31 AM »
My grandpa swears by the old Nosler Solid Base. He shoots the 85 grain in his .243 for deer and 165s in his 30-06 for elk. He took quite a few elk with them back in the day and are still his favorite hunting bullet.


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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2020, 06:30:47 AM »
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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2020, 07:46:53 AM »
If Nosler hadn't discontinued the Solid Base I wouldn't have had to switch to Ballistic Tips.   In my opinion the 7mm 140 grain SB the jacket was thicker than the BT.  It didn't give as large a wound channel as the BT.  Only think I didn't like about the SB was the ammo in the magazine would bounce off the front of the magazine during recoil and slightly flatten the  bullet lead tips.

The older Nosler Partitions I would  save for when I needed deeper penetration.  I had a 180 grain in .30 caliber go thru three feet of moose and go sailing off into the sunset.  The 140 grain 7mm SB bullet penetrated thru two feet of deer.

Your .270 bullets should be constructed the same as what I experienced with the 7mm bullets.  The gun I shot them in was a 7mm Mauser loaded hot.  The 140's for me chronographed 2985 fps.  The moose was shot with a .300 Win Mag.

To sum my my post:  I liked the Solid Base bullets and felt jacket construction was slightly thicker than the Ballistic Tips of the same weight in 7mm.

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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2020, 08:06:06 AM »
Partitions were really ahead of their time, they are a great bullet that work well in a wide range of circumstances, one of the most versatile bullets out there IMO.
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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2020, 08:07:07 AM »
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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2020, 08:15:52 AM »
Hi all. Posted this in the Deer Hunting Section but maybe here was more appropriate
 I need some advice for deer hunting bullets.  I was given about a 60 lb box of 270 bullets for reloading. They池e almost all Nosler bullets in old, vintage boxes.  I got partitions and solid bases in 130, 140 and 150 grains.  Anyone out there old enough to have used these?  If so, how did you like the performance?  I知 especially interested in trying the solid base Nosler bullets.  I知 not sure I値l be able to shoot all these in a lifetime without having to rebarrel.  What say you?  Any good loads with these bullets?
Thanks
Jeff

I've been loading Nosler Partitions for both my .270 and my sons .30-'06 for over 30 years.  We shoot 150 gr. in the .270, and 180 gr. in the '06.  I've been tempted to try out some of the new bonded bullets, however the Partitions have never failed us, so I stick with them.  And, I have about a 30 year supply of each caliber, so I probably won't be switching any time soon.  We have experimented with different powder loads over the years, and I would be glad to share load info if you are interested.  The powder we use is IMR 4350.
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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2020, 10:30:27 AM »
Those are GREAT bullets and you should get excellent results with them.
Is this what your bullets look like? I discovered some old flat base 125gr 6.5mm Partitions in my grandfather's reloading gear after he passed away.


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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2020, 02:01:07 PM »
Here痴 a pic of the whole lot
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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2020, 02:01:45 PM »
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Re: Nosler Vintage Bullets Advice?
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2020, 02:02:30 PM »
And even some OLD hornady
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