28 Nosler Handloads and Ballistics

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28 Nosler, Browning X-Bolt, Vortex Viper HS LR, Hornady 175 Gr ELD-X, 3 Shot Group

My first outing with my 28 Nosler, Browning X-Bolt. Three different loads with the Hornady 175 Gr ELD-X all shot under an inch at 100 yards. I think I'm going to really like this rifle.


Below are my personal favorite loads for my Browning X-Bolt affectionately named The Black Pearl by my boys. To view the loads you will need to read the warning near the bottom of the page, then accept the warning by checking the box inside the warning.

So far the only bullet I have been playing with in my 28 Nosler X-Bolt is the 175 Gr Hornady ELD-X. As I work with other bullets I will add them to my load data.

If you are needing printable targets for sighting in your rifle you can get them here.

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Spending a little more time with the Black Pearl tonight. Shot a 2 1/8" group that is only 1" vertically, at 300 yards with H-1000 load #12 from my ladder a couple days ago. Also shot a Retumbo ladder tonight. I'm getting close to nailing down a load. #xbolt #vortexoptics #vortexnation #28nosler #browning #targetshooting #rifle #whatgetsyououtdoors

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Shot three shots to verify a 175 gr ELD-X load to take to #spiritridgeriflegolf -- 3217, 3219 and 3217 fps were the three velocities with a mild load of Retumbo. I'll post load data to my blog. #28nosler #eldx #browning #chrony #targetshooting #bullet #xbolt #hornady #hodgdon #loadyourown #reloading #reload

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