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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 two 28 Nosler Browning X-Bolt rifles, a Long Range Stainless Stalker with a 1 in 9 twist that my kids named The Black Pearl and a Long Range Gray Laminate with a 1 in 8 twist rate. 

So far I have been reloading the 175 Gr Hornady ELD-X, 180 Gr Hornady ELD-M and 180 Gr Berger VLD Hunting bullets. As I work with other bullets I will add them to my load data.

Here's some DIY Hunting Rifle Target Downloads that might be helpful as well.

Bullet Powder Primer COAL Barrel Length Muzzle Velocity Notes
175 Gr. Hornady ELD-X 80 Gr. Hodgdon Retumbo WLRM 3.5505-3.5515 26" 3,218 Great Accuracy! Low pressures.
175 Gr. Hornady ELD-X 78.8 Gr. Hodgdon H1000 WLRM 3.5505-3.5515 26" 3,218 Same velocity and point of impact as the Retumbo load. Higher pressure than the Retumbo load as the ejection plunger in the bolt head gets lightly stamped into the the head of the case.
180 Gr. Hornady ELD-M 79.5 Gr. Hodgdon Retumbo WLRM 3.6070 26" 3,100 I use this in my 1-8 twist X-Bolt Long Range Gray Laminate rifle. Great Accuracy! Low pressures.
180 Gr. Berver VLD Hunting 79 Gr. Hodgdon Retumbo WLRM 3.584 26" 3,080 I use this in my 1-8 twist X-Bolt Long Range Gray Laminate rifle. Great Accuracy! Low pressures.

 

 
 
 
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