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Nosler 30cal 168gr bc?
Oct 4th, 2018 at 8:57pm
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I have been using these Nosler 168gr LRAB in my 30-06 because of there high bc. The problem I have just found is that on my box the g1 bc is 598. My mate just bought the same and his box says .525 so I looked up nosler website and it says 525. Does anyone no why the change?
  
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Re: Nosler 30cal 168gr bc?
Reply #1 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 7:05am
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Suspect if you do some research you will find nosler over inflated their bc,s....most probabely for marketing purposes...
  
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Re: Nosler 30cal 168gr bc?
Reply #2 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 7:58am
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Ditch them and use ELD-M, which have the same BC but are far better at longer ranges. Nosler has marketed the LRAB as a long range projectile when it really isn’t. They get away with it to a certain extent by giving them a high BC, but at lower velocities they are nowhere near as good as the ELD-M. They’re also far more expensive.
  
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Re: Nosler 30cal 168gr bc?
Reply #3 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 8:29am
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Looks like Nosler re-tested them
https://www.nosler.com/accubond-long-range-bullet/
  
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Re: Nosler 30cal 168gr bc?
Reply #4 - Oct 22nd, 2018 at 2:13pm
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Mr D wrote on Oct 11th, 2018 at 8:29am:


Cos Litz published real world data and embarrassed Nosler into it😳.  Nosler bc’s are “optimistic “ by 5-10% or worse
  
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Re: Nosler 30cal 168gr bc?
Reply #5 - Nov 2nd, 2018 at 10:17pm
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Just an FYI also, the 165 Nosler BT has a lower BC than the 168 Nosler BT according to them, but i have the Litz custom curve for both and the 165 actually shoots flatter than the 168, i currently use the 165 in my 308. Their BC's are not that accurate.
  

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