This bullet delivers the kind of accuracy, consistency and down-range punch required for clean kills in all situations. These flat-shooting, wind-defying bullets use ballistic-designed boat-tails and polycarbonate tips to increase long-range efficiency and protect against tip damage in the magazine. Unique tapered jacket provides controlled expansion at all practical ranges and velocities. .30-caliber, .308" diameter. Per 50.
Overall Customer Rating:
(113 Reviews) 113
Rating breakdown113 reviews
110 out of 113(97%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
These bullets were purchased for a specific purpose. I was thinking that they would be too light, but I suppose due to the ballistics, they ended up being perfect. I would highly recommend them to anyone loading their own ammo. True and accurate is all I can say.
I have used these for many years with excellent results. They are very accurate with a variety of powders over a range of muzzle velocities. Expansion is excellent, and those I have recovered, retained 70% at least, some closer to 80%. I would suggest that this would not be my first choice for Elk, or big bears, but for anything smaller, I believe it to be an excellent choice. The lack of a channelure may make initial seating more labor intensive, but other than that, I'd certainly recommend them.
I have used Nosler Ballistic Tips for a number of years and have found their accuracy and terminal performance on deer size game to be excellent. The exit wound will not lead to wasted meat when using the 180 grain bullet with a large .30 caliber such as a 300 RUM for a long distance shot. These bullets are a real value when compared to other high quality bullets.
best deer sized game bullet to date for long range
Date:May 4, 2011
i have used the "tip" from 6MM to .338 for deer sized game. it's accuracy is outstanding ! terminal preformance on game is great. they can be depended upon to initiate expansion at lower impact velocities when shots on the longer side are needed.however, please use a heavier constructed bullet for game larger than deer/antelope.
These are excellent bullets. They load smooth and with a little RL-22 and ignition, they hit where you place the crosshairs. That's what puts the game in my freezer. At about 3500 fps, the 150 gr Nosler ballistic hunting bullets perform just as well on deer and wild pigs as they do on paper. And at this price, I seem to put alot of them down range and have difficulties keeping them stocked up on my reloading shelf. Both my brother and I shoot ballistic tip noslers in our 300 RUM's. Thanks, Cabela's, for keeping these on your shelf and at a good price. I'm sold on 'em.
i have used these for several years and load in both 30-06 and 300 win. mag. always had 1 shot kills on white tail deer out to 250yds. have tried others before these, but now just reload these. very accurate. i also load the 55 grain in 243 for my wife and she had not ever hunted deer until we got married 4 years ago, but has taken 6 deer with 6 shots and loves to hunt now.
I used the 165 grain in my Browning bar 3006, I fired 5 shot groups and this bullet held a 1/2 " poi. At 100 yds. next trip to range will be the 200/300 yard testing, I will adjust the Browning Boss as needed if the 300 yard groups open beyond expected size. I also use Nosler for varment, this helps me practice for deer hunting.
In my Savage 10fp .308 I shot two deer at 200 & 250 yards. They were the 165 grains.If I do my part @ 100 yards 3 & sometimes 4 are touching. At 200 yards I have about 1.5 or so groups.I have it zeroed in at 200 yards. One was a neck shot & the other was behind the front shoulder. Dropped them both in there tracks.The one in the neck didn't surprise me at all. The one in the lungs did though. Hole going in was about half an inch. The hole going out was about two inches.
Problem was, with most box mag. bolt actions, the first round would go off and force the others in the mag. to ram the tip of the bullet into the front of the mag. from the recoil. I noticed decreased accuracy with lead tipped BTS type bullets. Ballistic tip fixed the problem and gave me better performance as well. From mule deer to whitetails to sika deer.
I have use Nosler products for years. I reloaded my daughters 30-06 and mine with 165 gr. ballistc tip bullets for this years elk hunt. They preformed great. She killed her first elk at 100 yds (est) running at an angle hitting it behind the lungs. the bullet traveled thru the lung in to the heart and stopped under the hide by the right front shoulder mushrooming perfectly. I also Shot mine at 200 yrds with the same out come.
This is a great bullet for long range target shooting or hunting. I use the 165 grain in my .300mag for Elk hunting and my father uses the same tip for his 7mm and we've never had a complaint. We've even had a long range competition going to see who can make the longest kill shot and so far, we're at 507 yards. I wouldn't shoot any other round as long as I'm able to reload these. They shoot flat and hit hard which is exactly what big game call for.