I will be the first to say that I do NOT like super/ultra magnum cartridges. I find them to be more temperamental, and not as consistent as regular say 7mm or 300 winmags. However, when something works it works. And from everything I’m seeing the Nosler works. From now on I will just refer to the 28 Nosler as either “the Nosler” or “Nosler” because I believe it will eventually become one of those ubiquitous terms, like “Cher”.
I originally tested it with the 195 Bergers and it was impressive. Now because I will need to do more common loads for the 9 twist barrel that most are being made with I decided to test some of the new 175 grain ELD-Xs from Hornady. I got some of the bullet, looked at some manuals for a safe load, and made a hypothesis on what it should shoot relatively accurately (took a wild ass guess).
Below are some pictures of my initial test with the new bullets. It is limited, but because the rifle has behaved much the same way with the 195s I see no reason to think I will suddenly decide ” I don’t like these bullets any longer” and start spitting them hither and yon.
Cold fouled bore at 500 yards. About 5mph right to left wind.
Took one shot at 700 yards.
I only loaded five rounds initially to see what it would do.
Last one was at 1000 yards.
I went and loaded some more rounds just to see if it would repeat….. Yep.
This was a pic a friend sent me of a boar He shot. He hit it in the shoulder with one of the 195s and this is where it found it’s way out. He said that gash is about 10″ long and 6″ wide.