Partition lack of love?
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06-30-2011, 05:27 PM #21
Funny thing about Nosler Partitions....lot's of people will beyotch because a lot or all of the front section is gone...
But they only know that because they recovered it from a DEAD animal!
06-30-2011, 07:56 PM #22
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Truth be told, a Rem Corelok or Winchester Powerpoint is still a great all around Whitetail bullet as unpopular as standard, non premium bullets are with the "internet hunting crowd"...they expand reliably but are tough enough to break shoulder blades.. They really will do the job on your average whitetail hunt but they are not "glamorous"..but the Nosler Partion has never failed me EVER on anything from Whitetail to ElandThe BT's are fine if you understand what they were DESIGNED to do and use them accourdingly. My rules would be
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1) Expect shots at 100 yards or more
2) Standard velocity cartridges not high speed sizzlers unless I was expecting them to not typically be inside 150 yards
3) Never shoot the shoulder blade. Broadside or quartering away lung shots...pretend you are bow hunting. Bow hunters never try and go through the shoulder blade (at least not good ones) and wait for a good angle.
07-01-2011, 12:07 PM #24
The link to the Nosler website is in my post earlier in this thread. I see no mention of a re-designed Ballistic Tip for hunting bullets.
Here's the link to the nosler ballistic tip hunting: Ballistic Tip - Nosler - Bullets, Ammunition, Rifles, Brass, Reloading Data, Hunting, Shooting, Reloading, Load Data
04-22-2013, 01:54 PM #26
The Swift A-Frame and Remington Core-Lokt are superior to the NP for larger game in my opinion. They expand great, penetrate, and retain more weight. It is very hard to beat the A-Frame. The NP is designed to open quickly with the front end of the bullet disintegrating and creating initial shock while the base of the bullet stays together and penetrates further but with out as much wound channel and shock further along in the body cavity as an expanding bullet that stays together. I much prefere a bullet that expands AND penetrates with more weight retention while creating a large wound channel all along the entire penetration distance. It is just physics.
There are lots of people that will say that they have killed "X" amount of bigger game with the NP without losing an animal. Congrats. But I guide about 21 weeks/trips per year and I have seen problems with animals shot with NP where the bullet did not perform well. Why take this risk when there are other bullets that can group as well but retain more weight and expand big enough to cause a lot of shock? Just my opinion.
04-22-2013, 02:15 PM #27
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04-22-2013, 05:05 PM #28
The base may be more reinforced on a NP but the tips are more fragile. I have had better weight retention with the Core-Lokt with my .338 Win Mag. The NP will not mushroom as nice. It just breaks apart up front.
04-22-2013, 05:59 PM #29
I much prefer the Swift A-frame or even better, North Fork, over any other bonded bullet for hunting.
In general the PH's I have hunted with like Partitions for leopard but despise them for buffalo.
That being said my wife killed an old buffalo cow with a .375 H&H shoot a Partition with no problems, just not my first choice.
North Forks from a test pack
02-09-2014, 01:19 PM #30
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Now, I am speaking only about non-dangerous game, but any bullet that essentially always exits an animal is likely wasting that tissue disrupting energy. A bullet that sometimes exits, is on average dumping more energy inside the animal...energy that rearranges tissue.
You said it yourself, the partition is designed to capture that middle ground of some explosive expansion and tissue destruction, along with enough penetration to always get through the vitals and, truth be told, still often give an exit.
Again, I am talking non-dangerous game. The rules change when you start talking stuff that might want to fight back.
As always, just my $0.02
02-09-2014, 04:06 PM #31
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