Nosler Solids...

sandman0921

Gold supporter
AH enthusiast
Joined
Dec 13, 2014
Messages
419
Reaction score
590
Location
Tennessee, USA
Media
2
Articles
11
Hunting reports
USA/Canada
1
Member of
SCI (Life), RMEF (Life), DU, NWTF, NRA (Patron Life), GOA, DSC (Life), WSF (Life), B&C Club (Sponsor Associate Member), USSA (Associate Member)
Hunted
USA (GA, TN, AR, TX, FL, UT, NM, WY, MT, AK, IL, MO, IA); Canada (NWT, BC); Africa (Tanzania)
I've searched on the AH forums, and posted this question elsewhere, but this may be a better place......

I have a 450 Rigby I will be developing loads for. Originally I had chosen the 0.458 Hornady DGX and DGS bullets in an effort to minimize shift in POI between the two when they were both loaded in the magazine. Since that time, I've begun to rethink those bullets after some of the reports I've read....

Anyway, I was thinking of going with the 0.458 Swift A-frame (500 grain) for my "soft", and the 0.458 Nosler Solid (500 grain) for my solid in this rifle. I'm sure there'll be some shift of POI between the two, but at <100 yds, I'm not sure how significant this will be coming from a dangerous game rifle.

I would love to go with the Barnes Banded Solids, but since they're being reviewed by the U.S. BATFE, they're impossible to find.

My question is, does anyone have any experience with the Nosler Solids (i.e., performance, feeding, POI, etc.)?

I've shot the A-frames in different calibers, and am very impressed. Coupled with the reports coming out of Africa over the last couple of decades, I have no doubt these will be fine.

Thanks so much in advance...
 

matt85

AH legend
Joined
Jan 7, 2014
Messages
2,669
Reaction score
2,018
Location
WA, USA
Media
28
Hunted
USA, South Africa, and Namibia
Swift is now producing a solid to match their A-frame. it might not be available on their website yet but if you contact them they might be able to hook you up.

-matt
 

Forum statistics

Threads
37,676
Messages
720,428
Members
67,410
Latest member
DKWTrina00
 

 

 

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Cervus elaphus wrote on Bob Nelson 35Whelen's profile.
Hi Bob, how's things going in Wyong?. Down your way a couple of years back but haven't been in NSW since Ebor for the fishing. just getting over some nasty storms up here in Qld, seeing the sun for the first time in a few days. I'm going to NZ in the spring and hope to clean up a few buns while there and perhaps shake the spiders out of my old .303LE (currently owned by my BIL). Cheers Brian
A couple pictures of the sable i chased for miles in Mozambique, Coutada 9!! We finally caught up to him and I had the trophy of a lifetime. Mokore Safaris, Doug Duckworth PH
sable Coutada 9.JPG
sable 2 - Coutada 9.JPG
Safari Dave wrote on egrmpty507's profile.
Did you purchase your hunt at a US SCI fundraiser?
uplander01 wrote on colorado's profile.
Heard you may have load data for the 500 Jeffery,.....any info would be appreciated. Was thinking 535gr, but already had a response that the 570gr would be a better way to go, not sure why.
Rickmt wrote on Leica Sport Optics's profile.
will Leica Amplus 6-2.5x15x50 fit on a pro success Blaser with low mount?
 
Top