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Old 04-28-2021, 03:49 PM
M829A3 M829A3 is offline
 
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Default Latest batch Of Nosler 168 CC blems are bit all over the place

I know they are blems but my previous batches were better than this. Weights varying from 167.2 to 169.2 and lengths varying .040's.

Just used up a box of first runs 175's last week and they were .8 grs and .010 apart. Last years 168 blems were close to this.
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Old 04-29-2021, 02:09 PM
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In 2011 I tried loading a bunch of "147s" pulled from Radway Green ammo. Accuracy was miserable. I weighed 30 bullets. Weights were between 144 and 146.2 (No "147s" in the sample) with a standard deviation of 0.498 grains. Distribution looked pretty normal, with a nice central peak. I tried loading only the bullets within +/- 1 SD of the mean. This did not help accuracy at all. I concluded that whatever was making these bullets perform so poorly was way beyond weight variations.
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Old 04-29-2021, 05:43 PM
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Great, I just got 500 of these.....
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Old 04-29-2021, 07:47 PM
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Lengths on Nosler CC's are typically all over the place and it's pretty meaningless. Those weight differences are not. I would contact Nosler for replacements. Weight is not a "cosmetic" flaw, blem. It's a defect.
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Old 04-29-2021, 08:57 PM
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Have had very good results with these bullets. Hopefully this will not be a new normal. Sincerely. bruce.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:12 AM
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Have had very good results with these bullets. Hopefully this will not be a new normal. Sincerely. bruce.
It's the shooting that demonstrates whether or not they are good, not the weighing.
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Old 04-30-2021, 09:51 AM
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I got 600 of these in 2 batches. One batch, 200 of the bullets, even have a canelure. I'm thinking the latest batch of blems are really BLEMS, instead of the usual over runs and not polished enough.

Probably from the crazy rush to produce as much as possible to capitalize on the craze, like everyone else.

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Old 04-30-2021, 07:31 PM
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Blems : been using them for years and my guess is they are the residue of many production runs so weight will vary. That said, I do believe Nosler Blems are cosmetic as they advertise and not blems / seconds in the Sierra sense of the term.

Be it out of box production Nosler, Hornady or Sierra, I buy 500 or 1000 as available and weight them out and cull by weight. My Nosler Blems shoot as good as any other "production grade bullet". Now...Berger bullets are tighter in quality control and you see that in greater accuracy.

For most here shooting 100 to 600 yds, I'd not bother culling by weight. You guys are shooting CMP and NRA big bulls with big scoring rings. For 1000 yd shooting at small targets...not scores, all bullets weighed and culled so weight variance is NIL...that pays off in accuracy...be it Nosler, Hornady or Sierra. I shoot all three brands

Nosler Blems...accurate bullets ...just weigh and cull by weight for the long distance work. Load and shoot as they are out of the box for 100 to 600 yd shooting.

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Old 05-02-2021, 11:34 AM
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Nosler Blems... Load and shoot as they are out of the box for 100 to 600 yd shooting.
No kidding. Even a cursory check with a ballistic calculator changing the weight by 2.0gr didn't change POI at 600yds. Heck, 2.0gr change plus tweaking the BC by a potential .01 (BC .462 to .452) still only affected POI by 2" at 600yds.

Conclusion....the weight variance is a big Non-issue.

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Old 05-02-2021, 12:53 PM
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OAL these days doesn't mean much. Base to ogive is the important one. 100 to 200 yard shooting is pretty forgiving.
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