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Old 06-29-2011, 12:45 PM
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Accubond vs VLD out too 600 yards.

I hunt moose and black bear mainly but this year will be trying my luck in Montana for Elk and Whitetail. Shots will be anywhere from 50-600 yards and will normally stay within 400 yards. A buddy of mine told me to shoot the 168 or the 185 grain Berger VLD but with shot opportunities within 100 yards that come up quite often i thought the berger might not be the best choice. Last year on my hunt i had 3 shot opportunities that were within 75 yards, 2 that were past 350 (425) and 1 that was 544yards. Most years they stay closer to 400 and closer. My first thought was the Nosler accubond. Decent BC and will definitely work at 50 yards but from what ive been told (no experience with them) they will work good out too about 800 yards so i should be plenty good.

If you were preparing for a hunt that majority of the shots were well within 400 but there is always the possibility of it being a little further then that would you choose the 180 grain Accubond or the 168 grain/185 grain VLD assuming they all shot good. Obviously will be taking the best shooting bullet but could i rely on the VLD within say 100 yards or even 200
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Re: Accubond vs VLD out too 600 yards.

Whats the rifle you never said what caliber it is? Accubond or VLD even a TTSX would be good choices I would go with what ever shot better in your rifle. I to am faced with a similar decsion as we are planing a trip for moose in the near future and I chose the 200g TTSX for my 300wsm as my do all bullet.
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Re: Accubond vs VLD out too 600 yards.

I am also shooting the 300. wsm. My plan was to shoot the 180 grain accubonds up untill a buddy told me to shoot the 185 grain VLD. I was a little worried that it would pencil through at close range where at the accubond will put him down at any range. I just wanted to know, should i stick with the 180 grain accubond if it shoots good.

i was going to try the ttsx as well but i was told that the ttsx work better at higher velocities and the 300. wsm isn't really known for speed so i ruled them out. im not saying it wasn't going to work i just know the accubond is a trusted bullet and the VLD is a very highly rated bullet at long range. I dont here much on the TTSX unless its a faster shooting bullet.
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Re: Accubond vs VLD out too 600 yards.

I'm a big Berger fan. i guess cause everything i have shot they worked great. The only way i would use some thing else is if i could not get Berger's to shoot good are i was going after really tough animal like a Griz are a cape. but deer elk black bear I'll be using Berger. I have shot some really big boar hogs with them and never had any trouble and big boar hogs hide is some tough stuff. My daughter is on there web page and there bullet brochure for the second time. Good people over at Berger
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Re: Accubond vs VLD out too 600 yards.

I would just stick with what you have or go to the 200g. I shot a 160 pound whitetail doe 2 weeks ago at 200 yards with my 300 win mag and a 185g VLD it was anything but a pencil more like a soft ball I will load up some pics
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Re: Accubond vs VLD out too 600 yards.

They are both good performers-I don't think you could go wrong with either one. LET the rifle decide-whichever holds better groups(afterall there is some distance involved here) would be the one I would go with.
I faced the same decision a few months back.... I thought the 168 VLD were going to be my choice for the 7 mag. but the 160 accubonds hands down gave me better groups! No brainer.
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Re: Accubond vs VLD out too 600 yards.

The above advice is good, especially with a factory rifle! Go buy a box of what you think your rifle might like and load a few and see. Both bullets will do good in the ranges your working at.
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