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I recently bought some Nosler Trophy Grade ammo with the 250 gr AccuBond from the overstock at Shooters Proshop. I went to the range and shot some PPU 286 gr ammo and Nosler 285 gr AccuBond before shooting the 250 gr ammo. I fired 10 rounds and then noticed the cases. Some had the primers fall out and the plunger imprint on the case. The bolt opened easily and no sticky extraction. There were no issues with any of the other ammo. I have emailed Nosler to see what they have to say. All of the ammo was fired in a Steyr-Mannlicher Model M Professional. Anyone have any problems with Nosler Trophy Grade ammo?

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That does not look good at all. I purchased a few boxes last year but haven't tried them, used Geco 255 gr for the past deer season. I'll be very interested in the response from Nosler. Thanks for posting on your issue.
 

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I bought both the Custom and the Safari last year and both were 200fps below advertised. Out of a 25" bbl. Contacted Nosler and they said there might have been a misprint on the label(s)???
 

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Beyond strange. Is the blue stuff supposed to be a sealant?

The ejector marks, if that's what I'm seeing, are a sign of excessive pressure. As are blown primers.
 

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I recently bought some Nosler Trophy Grade ammo with the 250 gr AccuBond from the overstock at Shooters Proshop. I went to the range and shot some PPU 286 gr ammo and Nosler 285 gr AccuBond before shooting the 250 gr ammo. I fired 10 rounds and then noticed the cases. Some had the primers fall out and the plunger imprint on the case. The bolt opened easily and no sticky extraction. There were no issues with any of the other ammo. I have emailed Nosler to see what they have to say. All of the ammo was fired in a Steyr-Mannlicher Model M Professional. Anyone have any problems with Nosler Trophy Grade ammo?

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Don't understand the blue stuff. Maybe they put the extra powder from my ammo in yours?
 

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Beyond strange. Is the blue stuff supposed to be a sealant?

The ejector marks, if that's what I'm seeing, are a sign of excessive pressure. As are blown primers.
That is where the plunger/ejector makes contact with the case. If you are referring to the primers it is soot.
The bolt shows no signs of any damage
 

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The “bang” sounded normal and the recoil seemed normal. Hopefully I will hear something from Nosler. I was going to buy some more but kinda glad I didn’t now. Both boxes I have are from the same lot
 

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@Ronnie Pace , would you please share your lot number on your box of ammo? I'd like to compare against mine. And thanks.
 

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I do have the same lot number on my 3 boxes. I'll contact Nosler as well and will post here on your thread on their response.
 
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I recently bought some Nosler Trophy Grade ammo with the 250 gr AccuBond from the overstock at Shooters Proshop. I went to the range and shot some PPU 286 gr ammo and Nosler 285 gr AccuBond before shooting the 250 gr ammo. I fired 10 rounds and then noticed the cases. Some had the primers fall out and the plunger imprint on the case. The bolt opened easily and no sticky extraction. There were no issues with any of the other ammo. I have emailed Nosler to see what they have to say. All of the ammo was fired in a Steyr-Mannlicher Model M Professional. Anyone have any problems with Nosler Trophy Grade ammo?

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@Ronnie Pace.
You don't say if you have problems with other ammo but to be safe I would get your head space checked anyway. Going by the velocity on the box they are not hot loaded as I get 2,700fps with 250 grainers out of my Whelen. How do UNFIRED case measurements compare with your other ammo.
I would go as far as saying you got a bad batch of ammo but it will be interesting to see what Nosler has to say.
Bob
 

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This is most unusual . I almost exclusively having been making use of Nosler Partition soft nosed factory loads for hunting thin skinned large game , for over three decades . I am yet to experience any issues of this sort .

I personally use 500 grain Nosler Partition soft nosed factory loads in my .458 Winchester Magnum . It works commendably well against marauding Royal Bengal tigers , Asiatic leopards , Asian sloth bears , Bengal bush boars and large Axis stags . I have used the 250 grain Nosler Partition soft nosed factory load in a .338 Winchester Magnum with extremely successful results against Himalayan ibex . I used 286 grain Nosler Partition soft nosed factory loads in a 9.3x62 mm Mauser in order to secure one of my Pakistani Markhor goats .

I am most curious to see how Nosler responds to you , in regards to this occurrence . Please do keep us updated .
 

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This is most unusual . I almost exclusively having been making use of Nosler Partition soft nosed factory loads for hunting thin skinned large game , for over three decades . I am yet to experience any issues of this sort .

I personally use 500 grain Nosler Partition soft nosed factory loads in my .458 Winchester Magnum . It works commendably well against marauding Royal Bengal tigers , Asiatic leopards , Asian sloth bears , Bengal bush boars and large Axis stags . I have used the 250 grain Nosler Partition soft nosed factory load in a .338 Winchester Magnum with extremely successful results against Himalayan ibex . I used 286 grain Nosler Partition soft nosed factory loads in a 9.3x62 mm Mauser in order to secure one of my Pakistani Markhor goats .

I am most curious to see how Nosler responds to you , in regards to this occurrence . Please do keep us updated .
If I ever make it over to see you...I'm bringing some "proper" ammo as a gift.
Thinking some SAF's and Barnes Solids.
The thought of you using NP's on anything larger than bunnies make me cringe.
Especially since "marauding" Royal Bengal Tigers seem to be hidden behind every bush.

The good news is, I probably have to buy a 458WM to bring ammo. ;)

Edit...
Apologies to the OP for the de-rail.
 

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If I ever make it over to see you...I'm bringing some "proper" ammo as a gift.
Thinking some SAF's and Barnes Solids.
The thought of you using NP's on anything larger than bunnies make me cringe.
Especially since "marauding" Royal Bengal Tigers seem to be hidden behind every bush.

The good news is, I probably have to buy a 458WM to bring ammo. ;)

Edit...
Apologies to the OP for the de-rail.
@BeeMaa

I am truly honored by your generous offer . I would be truly honored to host you and your beautiful family as my guests on my farmhouse . I would also be honored to take you hunting ( you may use my arms and ammunition) . Everything shall be free of charge , of course . Or we may also meet when I return to the United States for the summer holidays ( my American home is in Hill Country , Texas ) .

If I may make a small request . I already own Norma 500 grain Swift A Frame factory loads for my .458 Winchester Magnum .
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If you ever manage to bring a box of Federal 500 brain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw soft nosed factory loads , then I shall happily purchase it from you .
 

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@Professor Mawla
If I can find them...they are yours.
But I think I have a better chance of sending you a box of hens' teeth.

And thank you very much for your most generous offer.
 

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I have often looked at the claimed velocity figures for the 250 Accubond in Nosler Trophy grade and thought it looked "hot".

Also, if you play around with any of the simulators, the Accubond seems to build pressure quickly with quite a few powders.

Please keep us posted

Scrummy
 

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