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Old 01-30-2008, 05:34 PM
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hi,Im new here and i was just wondering i cannot decide between the 120 grain ballistic tip 3500+ fps or the 140 accubond at 3318. I am shooting a 7mm rem mag and shots will be taken out to and hopfully past 500 yards. I am thinking about the accubond for wind drift and b.c but thinking about the BT for the flat trajectory any input will help thanks.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:48 PM
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If it was me, and the range was 500 yards and beyond and I wanted to stick with a Nosler in a 7mm RM then I'd go with the 160 grain Accubond. Hell, I'd use it over your other two choices for everything unless you might want to use the little pill for varmints.. This is a range where you will have to compensate for bullet drop and drift, and will, hopefully, dial for the longer ranges.

With a good laser rangefinder, distance estimation is not a problem, but wind will be a killer, and the 160 will have an even higher BC than the 140, with the resulting benefits to you.;) Go here and you can play with the numbers. Ballistics Programs (Web based & Downloadable)

Under 500 the choice is up to you but beyond that, "BC is your friend".
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Sounds like you're on the right track. I'd try the berger VLD's first in the weights you're interested in. They will provide better trajectory and wind drift and still work well on game. They like to be seated close to the lands in my experience with them.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:12 PM
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With the ballistic tip bullet at 3,500'/sec, if you get a closer shot at a deer, say out to 200 yards, it's likely it won't hold up at those velocities. When you drive ballistic tips that fast they're as likely to fragment and not penetrate well. The Accubonds and Berger VLDs will hold together better and penetrate deeper.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:51 PM
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140gr AB or 160 AB at 100yrds to 600yrds.

140gr or 150gr blistic tips Beyond 600yrds.

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Old 01-30-2008, 07:23 PM
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thanks, you guys helped alot I think i will develope a new load with 160 accubonds. i will keep you posted
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With the ballistic tip bullet at 3,500'/sec, if you get a closer shot at a deer, say out to 200 yards, it's likely it won't hold up at those velocities. When you drive ballistic tips that fast they're as likely to fragment and not penetrate well. The Accubonds and Berger VLDs will hold together better and penetrate deeper.
Might want to re-think your ideas of the 120 grain ballistic tip......it has the same jacket as the 140 grain which results in a much tougher bullet than you would think............I've killed and seen killed a bunch of deer/antelope with them....rarely have we ever recovered one as they usually product exit wounds.

That being said, it wouldn't be my first choice for a 500 yard deer bullet.....
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