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#199143 - 04/21/19 12:40 AM Re: Nosler Partitions vs. Swift A-frames [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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WHY DID NOSLER QUIT MAKING THE REVOLVER PARTITIONS?
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#199144 - 04/21/19 06:53 AM Re: Nosler Partitions vs. Swift A-frames [Re: sw282]
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 Originally Posted By: sw282
l had 3 boxes of the 250gr HG Partition 44s..Truly beautiful...

Too pretty to shoot.. l think l passed them on to 'kral' awhile back


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#199150 - 04/21/19 10:36 PM Re: Nosler Partitions vs. Swift A-frames [Re: KRal]
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Ive used the partitions but not on anything big myself but i have seen it used on bears and lions. The fan blade petals dont stand up to really heavy bome as well as the swifts design. On small to medium sized game they both work really well and all the animals ibe seen shot with a partition died quickly and in the case of the lion it was a good thing! The front lead is lost and i switched to the swifts for the big stuff after seeing the rear lead behind the partition get loast as well as the front. Its not nearly as indestructible as the swift and the way the swift jacket for the nose area tapers is why i think it expands at a lower velocity and quicker to its maximal diameter. The swift penetrates better, both do alot of damage. The nosler was a true bargain and a pity it was ever discontinued. I wouldnt hesitate to use either but for anything huge or going thru bone on bigguns i would take the swift

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#199158 - 04/22/19 02:59 PM Re: Nosler Partitions vs. Swift A-frames [Re: tradmark]
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The Winchester Supreme 260 grain partition in 454 is my all time favorite deer handgun round. It dumps energy quickly and has always passed through leaving an exit wound that looks like it measured in inches. Most deer have been anchored in the spot.

However, it probably wouldn't have been my first choice for something thicker and heavier as I think that quick energy dump may not promote the penetration on something thicker. I think the heavier A-Frames would be more reliable as evident by many on these boards.

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#199159 - 04/22/19 04:36 PM Re: Nosler Partitions vs. Swift A-frames [Re: Hards80]
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I've had good luck with the 300gr Hornady XTP Mag in my 454. Just my 2 cents.
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#199160 - 04/22/19 04:58 PM Re: Nosler Partitions vs. Swift A-frames [Re: Hards80]
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Back in the days of the YO Ranch Handgun hunt, I was fortunate to kill a number of Management Sika Deer with the Winchester/Nosler combined technology ammo in both .454 Casull and .44 Magnum. I personally thought the 454 Casull with the Nosler Partition was a bit much for deer hunting. I had a number of pass throughs on Sika Deer which are a pretty tough little animal. The 44 Magnum load was a better match for deer, but still has a pretty tough bullet. I was hunting with a gun maker one afternoon when he shot a pretty decent Watusu with a too light (my opinion) cartridge from his Encore. He then spotted a larger Watusu, and shot that one too (with my borrowed Casull). The first bull was down but not out, and he and the guide were going after the second animal. Leaving me with the expiring first Watusi and my Super Blackhawk stoked with the aforementioned Noslers. After they left, things got quiet, until the first Watusi made a miraculous recovery and got to his feet. He was not in the best of health. Even less so, after I applied a full cylinder of the Noslers to his chest. Not my first choice of armament in that situation, but the 44 Noslers finished the job. When the guide got back he asked who was shooting the full auto. I guess I was more nervous that I realized.


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#199161 - 04/22/19 07:08 PM Re: Nosler Partitions vs. Swift A-frames [Re: Sawfish]
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Marv, Though not exactly medium game this bison is still respectable in size and was taken with a 300gr PP Nosler from my 454 with a case full of 110. It also worked punching through some thick skull bone.. For me, the Nosler`s were the "XTP" of the available partition bullets of the time. You had them in three of the most used calibers at a lower price with the back up partition.
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#199163 - 04/22/19 07:16 PM Re: Nosler Partitions vs. Swift A-frames [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Nice Buff. Did you get the meat?
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#199164 - 04/22/19 07:36 PM Re: Nosler Partitions vs. Swift A-frames [Re: Sawfish]
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Marv, More meat then I ever thought possible...
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#199169 - 04/22/19 09:24 PM Re: Nosler Partitions vs. Swift A-frames [Re: 45MAN]
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
WHY DID NOSLER QUIT MAKING THE REVOLVER PARTITIONS?


Just personal opinion, l think it was the economic times of

2008-09. Partition HG boolits and ammo are listed in my 2009

MidWayUSA catalog.. l don't see any after 2009.. l have found

boolits/ammo listed on net auction sites like GB or AA while

persueing my addiction to 'OLD' Super Vel ammo and components

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