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The first of the bullet info gathering threads, lets try to keep the chit chat to a minium and not argu with others opinions. Please just post the facts or your experience with the bullets. How they performed on game, the accuracy of the bullet and loading data that produced good accuracy. If you don't have any experience please let those that do have experience provide the info for others to learn from.
length .964"
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The Nosler 115 CC is an excellent 6.8 bullet option. The pic is a scan of one of my 8.5" X 11" 3 group targets shot May 2011. I shot in sequence 1 round on group A, 1 on group B, 1 on group C, then back to group A for second round and continuing for 5 shots for each group. I wait 1 minute between shots. This was shot with my 20" 1:11, 6 groove McGowen Precision, Stevens 200 bolt action rifle. Elevation is ~100 ft. above sea level:

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Any intrest in factory ammunition loadings? I can show shot groups from the prone, and take pictures of the brass.
 

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Any intrest in factory ammunition loadings? I can show shot groups from the prone, and take pictures of the brass.
Thanks, Nick. If you have factory ammo with the Nosler 115 gr bullet, then by all means shoot some 10-round groups at 100 yds and post pics of your best targets and the brass case heads. - CW
 

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Just ordered 250 of these, any more data on these or the Sierra 115 otm
 

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Just ordered 250 of these, any more data on these or the Sierra 115 otm
My rifle does well with either bullet, they seem very close in dimensions. I have a 16" bbl, SPC2 1in11". My current load is Nosler 115 gr CCs and 28.5 gr of AA2200 in Hornady Brass with Rem 7-1/2 primers. OAL is 2.290". Mean velocity was 2625 fps last time out, no swipes or other pressure indications. Although accuracy is very good with these 115 grainers, my rifle likes the Sierra 110 PHs even better. - CW
 

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This is from the Nosler 115CC/2nds, SSA brass, Wolf SRM, 28.0gr. H322, OAL:2.285" and no crimp. Shot from a 16" RRA mid-length at 100 yds.
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Just back from the range, it was an interesting day. Shooting a Stag M7 with a 3-10x42 Nikon Monarch. This was the first time out with the 115 CC loads. The first was over 28.2 grains of 2200...and they were dismal at best. 3.5" groups at 100 via a lead sled. I wondered if I was having a really bad day! The other load was over 22.2 grains of IMR 4198...these clover-leaved at 100, and were under .5" at 200. All loads were made with Rem brass and CCI 200 primers. I did not measure velocity.
 

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28.4 gr of 1200R is doing wonders in my 16" ARP. Loaded at 2.295" and shot at 100 yards.

This powder charge is also very accurate with 110 gr Nosler Accubonds.

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28.4 gr of 1200R is doing wonders in my 16" ARP. Loaded at 2.295" and shot at 100 yards.

This powder charge is also very accurate with 110 gr Nosler Accubonds.

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Nice shooting, m. Four of those shots look like they wanted to go into one hole, but your offhand kept pulling the forearm down and to the left by varying degrees. Try again with 10 rounds from a bipod, see if you can get them all into less than an inch at 100 yds. - CW
 

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Tried out some AA2230/X-Terminator.

Rifle: 12.5" ARP barrel, 1/11.25", Surefire Socom 68 Suppressor, Weaver 1-6x Grand Slam on 6x Power w/ German #4 reticle. (Note, on 6x, the center aiming dot is approximately 2 MOA)

Range: 100 yards, 72 deg F

29.3 gr
Remington 1x Fired Brass
CCI #200 Primer
COAL 2.265"

Avg Velocity: 2420 fps
0.86 MOA
 

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I get identical results as Pit Bull from post #8 on the first page using:

Nosler 115 grain CC
Hodgdon H322 28 grains
Federal once fired brass
CCI 450 primer
OAL of 2.285
LWRC M6.8-SPR 16"

Group size is 1 1/16" @ 100 yards and very repeatable. Bullet speeds are:

2455
2442
2428
2428
2437

So far, this is my most consistent and best load. Need to play with this load a little to see if there is more accuracy to get out of it.
 

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28.3 of aa2200 at 2.280"
Rifle: 16" ARP with 7x optic
2559 FPS

5 shots at 100 yard. Front rest, no rear (and a dang wobbly bench).

 

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28.3 of aa2200 at 2.280"
Rifle: 16" ARP with 7x optic
2559 FPS

5 shots at 100 yard. Front rest, no rear (and a dang wobbly bench).
Did you ever do that test with an old (original) SSA 115 OTM?
 

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Did you ever do that test with an old (original) SSA 115 OTM?
I don't think I have fired any factory OTM loads through this barrel. A previous Bison barrel was good accuracy, but I had one batch of SSA OTM that was popping primers.
 

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I know these are a target bullet, but has anyone shot any critters with them? Just curious.

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I shot a javelina with one a few months ago. Went right through the chest area and he only made it a few yards. It left an "ok" size hole.
 
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