A generation ago Federal Premium was the first to offer named "designer" bullets in factory ammo, initially Nosler Partition (stressing performance on game) and Sierra boattails (stressing aerodynamics and accuracy).
What does NP stand for?
NP stands for Nosler Partition (bullet)
This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
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We have 60 other meanings of NP in our Acronym Attic
- Norma Portuguesa (Portuguese: Portuguese Norm)
- Normandy Park (Washington)
- Norsk Petroleumsinstitutt
- North Pocono (Moscow, Pennsylvania)
- North Point (place name)
- North Pole
- North Port (Florida)
- Northern Pacific
- Nose Plug
Samples in periodicals archive:
339 DEJA VU HANDLOADED AMMO PERFORMANCE BULLET POWDER CHARGE VELOCITY (BRAND, BULLET (BRAND) (GRAINS WEIGHT) (FPS) WEIGHT, TYPE) 200 NOSLER TB RL-22 94 3,350 210 BARNES X RL-2 93 3,300 210 NOSLER PARTITION RL-22 93 3,280 225 BARNES K RL-22 90 3,080 225 BARNES K RL-22 92 3,140 250 SIERRA MATCHKING R-22 89 3.
Today, after 60 years of production, more big-game hunters use the Nosler Partition than any other bullet.
For medium-size critters, the 60-grain Nosler Partition over 40.
243 fans use sub-100-grain, controlled-expansion bullets for big game, such as the 80-grain Barnes Tipped TSX and Hornady GMX; the 85-grain Barnes TSX, Nosler Partition and Hornady Interbond; and the 90-grain Nosler E-Tip and Swift Scirocco II.
The Nosler Partition set new standards, and Nosier's Solid Base and Ballistic Tip designs elevated the performance of hunting bullets.
Midway through the 16-day hunt I put a 286-grain Nosler Partition into the shoulder of a big blue wildebeest at about 200 yards.
410 bore, and a Premier Partition centerfire ammunition line featuring Nosler Partition bullets.