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Old 01-23-2011, 08:36 PM
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Now I'm reseaching possible projectiles that will give me an extra large helping of smack down and a side order of reach.
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The limiting factor I see with the Accubond may be the recommended impact velocity of 1800 fps. With 2600 fps MV, you'll be down to about 1783 fps at 600 yds.

So, you might go to a lighter bullet or a something like the Berger which will expand at longer ranges.

Now if you're shooting coyotes at 600+yds, expansion may not matter much anyway.
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RD- You do not say what you are shooting at. you do not say what rifle. the accubond is a good bullet and the 30-06 is one of my favorite rounds. i have more 30-06s than any other . i shoot a lot of 168 bergers. for real long range there are 210 bergers. on 24hour campfire there are lots of threads on the 30-06. also riflemans journal . if 200 grain accubond was my bullet of choice i would buy a rifle with a little larger powder capacity .
I didn't mention the rifle because I have not decided on an action yet. This is going to be a semi custom rifle. What I can tell you is its entended purpose is medium range large game rifle. I will define medium range as not longer than 400 yards. I will define large game as mule deer, elk and black bear. What drew me to the 200 grain accubond was its advertised BC. At 2600 it stays supersonic to almost 1200 yards ( on paper anyway) To me this ment that ranges I plan to use it (out to 400 yards) it will still maintain the lions share of its muzzle velocity with plenty of smack down. Lastly, with a good brake, this will hopefuly be a soft shooting combination. Also, since I am only in the research phase right now, all options are still on the table.
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I didn't mention the rifle because I have not decided on an action yet. This is going to be a semi custom rifle. What I can tell you is its entended purpose is medium range large game rifle. I will define medium range as not longer than 400 yards. I will define large game as mule deer, elk and black bear. What drew me to the 200 grain accubond was its advertised BC. At 2600 it stays supersonic to almost 1200 yards ( on paper anyway) To me this ment that ranges I plan to use it (out to 400 yards) it will still maintain the lions share of its muzzle velocity with plenty of smack down. Lastly, with a good brake, this will hopefuly be a soft shooting combination. Also, since I am only in the research phase right now, all options are still on the table.
For that distance, i would go with a 175 to 180 class bullet with a 1:12 twist barrel. I would push that sucker as hard as it can and maintain accuracy. This will get you to 400+ easy. This will minimize recoil and put the smack down on anything in North America at that range. You could even go to 600+ if you had too.

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Re: loading for a .30-06

There are a number of factory ammo choices that should be good to 400 yds. So, any of the above suggestions should exceed your expectations.

I would lean towards the 1:10 twist. Overspinning a lighter bullet for medium range shooting is less problematic than underspinning a VLD for long range.
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I didn't mention the rifle because I have not decided on an action yet. This is going to be a semi custom rifle. What I can tell you is its entended purpose is medium range large game rifle. I will define medium range as not longer than 400 yards. I will define large game as mule deer, elk and black bear. What drew me to the 200 grain accubond was its advertised BC. At 2600 it stays supersonic to almost 1200 yards ( on paper anyway) To me this ment that ranges I plan to use it (out to 400 yards) it will still maintain the lions share of its muzzle velocity with plenty of smack down. Lastly, with a good brake, this will hopefuly be a soft shooting combination. Also, since I am only in the research phase right now, all options are still on the table.
i do not know how many mule deer, elk or bear you have shot- however , with a 26" krieger( or equivalent barrel with 1 in 10 or 11 twist) could use a 165, 180 or 200 partition or accubonds in the same weight. i have not run the numbers , but with the 165 or 180 you will probably have less drop and windage, and more energy out to at least 500 yards than the 200.
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i do not know how many mule deer, elk or bear you have shot- however , with a 26" krieger( or equivalent barrel with 1 in 10 or 11 twist) could use a 165, 180 or 200 partition or accubonds in the same weight. i have not run the numbers , but with the 165 or 180 you will probably have less drop and windage, and more energy out to at least 500 yards than the 200.
I haven't shot any yet. So far my hunting experience has been confined to pigs and coyotes.
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IMO - As a youngster the rage was heavy brush busting bullets. Like 200 grain round nose out of a 30-06. what i saw from downed elk recovered bullets was little if any expansion of the copper jacket and maybe 80% weight retention. Years later I found that higher speed and less weight with the higher BC to be the preferred rounds.

I think 30-06 is best suited to 160 - 180 grain

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