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Ltsheets
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Sep-16-16, 
03:48 PM (MST)
"New 28 Nosler!"

Just picked up a Montana Rifle Co M1999 X2 in 28 Nosler. I'm not planning on reloading for it just yet as I have a lot of factory ammo that came with it but was curious what experiences everyone has had with them so far and with what loads/bullets? Eventually I'm hoping to build a 180gr VLD or 175gr ELD-X load for it once I have plenty of once fired brass. This rifle will be my primary rifle for my South Africa Safari in July.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: New 28 Nos...  Hunt_the_We...      Sep-24-16   1 
 RE: New 28 Nos...  Onelegwonder      Sep-09-17   2 
  RE: New 28 Nos...  marley      Sep-10-17   3 
   RE: New 28 Nos...  HorseCreek      Sep-13-17   4 
    RE: New 28 Nos...  marley      Sep-13-17   5 
     RE: New 28 Nos...  HorseCreek      Sep-21-17   6 
      RE: New 28 Nos...  Onelegwonder      Sep-26-17   7 

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Hunt_the_West
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Sep-24-16, 
07:35 AM (MST)
1. "RE: New 28 Nosler!"

I just had a custom built 28 done recently and have tested many loads through it. Reloader 33 has been the powder of choice in mine with the heavier bullets. I have shot retumbo, h1000, us869, and N217 out of my rifle, but keep coming back to the 33. I am currently running the 175 ELD-X bullets but have had success with others as well. Every gun is different and you will want to start light and work up but every 28 that I have been around so far performs best when being pushed pretty hard.

Oh and verify your twist is adequate for the 175's and WLRM primers with Nosler cases and RL33 gave me the most consistent velocities.

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Sep-09-17, 
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2. "RE: New 28 Nosler!"

I just picked up a 28 nos myself any reports on your success/loads forthis rifle?

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marley
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Sep-10-17, 
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3. "RE: New 28 Nosler!"

Mine kind of likes the 195 grain Bergers with Retumbo. That's a FIVE shot group at 300 YARDS!! This load is flatter shooting and packs more energy than a .338 Lapua down range.

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Sep-13-17, 
07:11 PM (MST)
4. "RE: New 28 Nosler!"

>Mine kind of likes the 195
>grain Bergers with Retumbo.
>That's a FIVE shot group
>at 300 YARDS!! This
>load is flatter shooting and
>packs more energy than a
>.338 Lapua down range.
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>


Do you have anything to back up that energy claim? Not being argumentative, just would like to see what or where you got that info. I can definitely see it being flatter but more down range energy?


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Sep-13-17, 
10:18 PM (MST)
5. "RE: New 28 Nosler!"

Horsecreek I should've ran the true ballistics before speaking. You are right. After some research, using the highest ballistic coefficient bullets the 28 Nosler and the .338 Lapua come very close in energy at 1000 yards. For instance, the 250 grain Sierra Matching out of the .338 going 3000 fps produces about 2276 ft/lbs of energy at 1000 yards where the 197 grain Matchking from the 28 nosler going 3150 fps produces 2256 ft/lbs at 1000 yards. Of course this will vary with altitudes and temps but keeping those the same on my calculator this is what I'm getting. The 300 grain Scenar going 2750 fps is getting about 2481 ft/lbs at 1000 yards.

For an 8 lb rifle with MUCH less recoil in my 28 Nosler I think I would choose it over the .338 every time with only 20 ft/lbs of difference at 1000 yards. Plus the 28 is dropping 188 inches at 1000 yards compared to the .338 dropping 220 inches with the 250 grain bullet and 256 inches with the 300 grain. That's a difference of almost 3 to 6 feet. I really wanted a .338 Lapua until I shot this 28. And then when it put 4 bullets in the same hole at 300 yards I HAD to have it.

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Sep-21-17, 
07:40 PM (MST)
6. "RE: New 28 Nosler!"

I just got done loading and shooting my 28...I'm getting 3350 fps with 160 grain accubond. I know I could shoot a heavier bullet but that's what my 338 Lapua is for. So far I'm excited to test it on either a bear next week or a late season NM elk.

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Sep-26-17, 
05:49 PM (MST)
7. "RE: New 28 Nosler!"

Great info guys! Thanks. Anybody try the 175 Accubonds?

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