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Old 11-13-2012, 05:27 PM
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150 grn Accubond for elk?

I recently purchased a Browning A-Bolt Long Range Hunter in a 300 Win Mag. The most accurate and consistant load is 150 grn Accubond @ 3300 fps. Whats everybodys opinion of this load for elk out to 800 yds?
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:33 PM
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Re: 150 grn Accubond for elk?

Im not sure if the 150 ab has enough left in it at 800 for elk., You need to be doing at least 1800 fps for the Accu-bond to relably expand, Given that the 150 AB has a bc of only.435 it is shedding velocity very quickly. My ballistics program is messed up right now oterwise I would run some numbers for you. What other weight ab's did you try?
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Re: 150 grn Accubond for elk?

You hit 1800 fps at 820 yards at 4000' alt and 40* F
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:03 PM
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Re: 150 grn Accubond for elk?

I have tried 180 and 165 accubonds, but nothing has shot as consistant as the 150's.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:13 PM
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Re: 150 grn Accubond for elk?

might want to try the 200 gn AB's I have had great luck getting these to shoot and boy they hit really hard! and the BC is up to .588 so they carry the velocity better down range
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:50 AM
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Re: 150 grn Accubond for elk?

I'll second the 200 gr. bullet. Not only will you have a lot more punch at long range, you will have a much higher BC and superior wind drift numbers.
The 150 is not a long range bullet.
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Re: 150 grn Accubond for elk?

pick a diffent bullet if the accubond will not shoot
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