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28 Nosler
« on: January 27, 2019, 01:32:35 PM »
This rifle is new to me but not new.
First time to the range
Hornady Precision Hunter 162 gr ELD-X factory loads
10 shot group at 100 yards 1.38"
I called the one to the right so really it is a 9 shot group under 1.25"
Mike

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Re: 28 Nosler
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 01:34:00 PM »
Bought the rifle as is from a friend
Mike

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Re: 28 Nosler
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 02:54:28 PM »
be happy.  nothing wrong with that group.  definitely hunting worthy.
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Re: 28 Nosler
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 02:54:47 PM »
Nice looking rig and a very good 10 shot group Mike. What scope is on it and what bullets were you using?
Roger
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Re: 28 Nosler
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 02:59:53 PM »
Nice looking rig and a very good 10 shot group Mike. What scope is on it and what bullets were you using?

Leupold VX-3 , 4.5x14x40. Tally rings and bases
Hornady factory 162 gr ELD-X

I am happy, even if l can't do better with reloads
Mike

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Re: 28 Nosler
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 06:33:44 PM »
Congratulations nice rifle! I have a 26 Nosler and have been very pleased with it, you canít complain about a group like that for hunting.
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Re: 28 Nosler
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 07:01:37 PM »
Thanks, yes l am pleased with this rifle. If l just stay with that load it will do its job just fine.
I am going to test the bullet in a recovery box, to see how it  performs
Mike

Re: 28 Nosler
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2019, 05:42:02 PM »
I think you're going to be surprised how well those bullets work.  In my opinion Hornady bullets are severely under rated by a lot of people.  I'm not sure why but for the price of them I don't see how you can go wrong.
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

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Re: 28 Nosler
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 03:06:44 AM »
Chris: l agree Hornady makes good bullets. I have used them for years, a 225 grain spire point in .338 was one of my favorites
What l have seen the ELD-X performs good in non-magnum caliber's. But pushed at magnum velocities under 200 yards, not sure of that.
If any members have  experience with these bullets in magnum caliber's l would be interested in hearing about it
Mike