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I was out at the gun range today, plinked off 40-50 rounds out of my 1895G. Some loads were hot, some not, the mild I find are becoming more my faveriote loads to make and shoot!! Although I like saving hot ones for friends who have never shot the rifle!! What a jerk eh?! ;D On my way back from the range I stopped in at the gun shop for some targets and bought an older box of 300gr Nosler Partitions. Not cheap but I have some other 300gr hp that have a similar poi. Its good to know I could hunt the rest of my life with these bullets. Too bad Nosler won't make them any more. Shame. I can't wait to see how they do on a black bear here soon.

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Nice score on the Nosler 300 gr PP loads.
It is an amazing bullet for sure.


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Seabass - am glad you were able to find some of those 300 gr Partitions. They have a terrific reputation!

Perhaps Nosler will make a run of them, time to time...
 

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Wonder why they stopped making them. It is not like there is a lot of competition for that bullet and it had to be one of their more popular bullets.
 

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I'm almost happy that the Noslers dried up. It forced me to try the 300gr Barnes bullets which shoot like a house-of-cards and will likely expand wider and retain 100% of their original weight. I am not overly concerned with the cost because I don't use the Barnes for plinking. When hunting, the bullet is probably the least expensive part of the equation but the most important component.

I'm still shooting the 250gr Partitions in my 44mag and am very happy with them.

Just my 2 cents.
 

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I agree, a 325gr or 350gr Partition would be the bee's knees. There are still a few good elk, moose 300gr bullets out there to choose from.
 

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Well, I still got 3 1/2 boxes of the old winchester supreme factory loads, 2 full boxes of the 300 gr. bullets, and 32 rounds, leftover from my 2008 african safari. They only get shot at critters, no practice/plinking. Figure I have enough to more than do any hunting I'm still gonna do with my 45-70. It's a helluva bullet!


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Charlie-NY said:
I'm almost happy that the Noslers dried up. It forced me to try the 300gr Barnes bullets which shoot like a house-of-cards and will likely expand wider and retain 100% of their original weight. I am not overly concerned with the cost because I don't use the Barnes for plinking. When hunting, the bullet is probably the least expensive part of the equation but the most important component.

I'm still shooting the 250gr Partitions in my 44mag and am very happy with them.

Just my 2 cents.

Those 44 250 grain partitions are also getting pretty scarce but I have been luck and stocked up on several boxes.
 

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Charlie-NY said:
I'm almost happy that the Noslers dried up. It forced me to try the 300gr Barnes bullets which shoot like a house-of-cards and will likely expand wider and retain 100% of their original weight. I am not overly concerned with the cost because I don't use the Barnes for plinking. When hunting, the bullet is probably the least expensive part of the equation but the most important component.

I'm still shooting the 250gr Partitions in my 44mag and am very happy with them.

Just my 2 cents.
That is good. Now you can shoot Cerebus bullets in a Cerebus gun. :)
 

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Seabass, speaking of potent 350grainers, when I bought my GG the first year they were made, buffalo bore made a 350 POINTED round for the ruger no. 1 and contendersthat BB claimed was the "bad boy" being used for Alaska game. I just checked my stock and still have them (-1). I fired one in my GG (one in chamber and ONLY 1 in mag) and it is a potent round. Ya'll know what bullet that is. It's a pointed flat point in a nickel case. PRICEY!!
 
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