Originally Posted by 112Savage
Forgive me if this information is elsewhere; will the 140 grain Accubond stabilize in "most" 1-9" twist barrels?
I'm not sure, mine is a 1 in 8 twist. I built it to shoot the 140gr Bergers and worked pretty hard to get a load to work with them without sucess. I played with powder and seating depth quite a bit. I had a long magazine box installed and the rifle modified to work with it to give plenty of room for seating long bullets, but no luck. The first load I tried with the accubonds was a winner and I haven't been able to improve on it yet. My gunsmith built a 264 with the same brand and twist barrel as mine and it loves the Bergers, so it's just my rifle's preference and nothing against Bergers. As anyone who has read my posts knows, I'm a big accubond fan. The last one I shot at game took down a big muley buck at 180yds and penetrated 2.5 ft of deer while retaining 60%. The one caution I'd give is that Nosler doesn't recommend them for impact velocity under 1800fps. For me that's at 710yds according to my ballistics program . I'm not comfortable with my set-up past 600yds so it's not a factor, but it may be for you. I've seen very consistent expansion and weight retention from 30 to 600yds.