Nosler custom competition 6.5 140 grain bullet review

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  1. Morgan Johnson

    Morgan Johnson

    Oct 31, 2016
    Has anyone on here use the Nosler custom competition 6.5 140 grain bullet? I will be shooting this out of 260 Remington. I was curious if anyone may know the true BC for this bullet? And if anyone has any experience with it. I know it is not as efficient as the new eld-x or bergers. The free beginner in the occasional local PRS match. I bought 1000 of them and figured I can use them as a starting point to learn how this all works. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Riesel

    Riesel Gold $$ Contributor

    Oct 3, 2010
    I've used this bullet in both a 6.5-.284 and a 6.5 Creedmoor. Bullet work well in both rifles but was pretty picky about seating depth. Really can't recommend anything, just start touching and move back in small increments. when you hit that node, work with the powder charge.
  3. FeMan

    FeMan CA Hunter's Ed Instructor Silver $$ Contributor

    Feb 10, 2013
    A buddy gave them a try. I cant recall what he said the BC trued out to be but I think the G7 was around 0.300. Maybe less. It was WAY below the published out to 1k. It did shoot accurately for him though.
  4. Dgd6mm


    Sep 11, 2007
    I read over on LRH last night that Nosler will be discontinuing the 6.5 140 CC bullet, they did not say when. I'm not trying to discourage you, just informing you. I would think this to be true seeing how they came out with another 140 6.5 bullet. They will treat you plenty good for steel shooting. Build a good load and have fun.

    Don Dunlap
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2017
  5. Gtscotty


    Mar 26, 2017
    I use them in my RPR, to bang steel and shoot informal local PRS style matches. They've been quite accurate for me, and the price is tough to beat, bought 1k a few months ago for $192 shipped. Nosler advertises the BC @ .529 G1, but by most accounts, that's a bit lower than it really is. I use the Litz bc of .281 G7 in Shooter app, and it's been pretty dead on out to 850 yds anyway. Given that, the actual G1 should be right around that of the Hornady 140gr hpbt, not super slick, but not bad at all for a $.20 bullet.
  6. jeffreybehr


    Jun 17, 2007
    Not to change the subject, but a relatively inexpensive 140g. target bullet to try is the Hornady Match BTHP; they shot well in both my 6.5-284 and 6.5CM; I believe that's the bullet used in the Hornady's American Gunner 6.5CM ammo. Hornady PNs are 26335 (100-piece box) and 263355 (500-piece box). I've moved on to the MK142 and have some surplus* Hornadys I'd love to be rid of. E-mail me at jeffreybehr(at)cox(dot)net if you're interested in a great deal.

    * Somehow while between calibers I acquired 700. :-(
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  7. rifleman700


    Feb 5, 2010
    IIRC Nosler uses 300 yards to establish their BC's and this is why they seem high. Even Berger had to adjust their BC's once they were shot at distance but they were a lot closer than Noslers'. IMO every rifle / bullet combo should be shot to transonic ranges to verify that individual rifles BC for it to be correct.
  8. savageboy

    savageboy Silver $$ Contributor

    Feb 2, 2007
    My 260 AI liked the 140 cust competition with 4X.X grains of 4831SC and jumped 15-20 thou. I cant remember now what it was. I was able to single load them so I could play with seating depths. The Lapua 139's shot slightly better overall and I used them for all my F class competitions, but the 2nd's deal on the Nosler 140's, when you get them on sale, end up being at least half the price and give inexpensive informal shooting/ shooting steel, etc.
    I use those bullets for everything-the Nos. 2nd's - I use the 105's in my 6brx, 77's in my AR, and now working on the 140 RDF for my 260 rem. Results to follow, not a good initial showing on those yet, but we will see.

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