Re: Remington 700 5R .308 or Remington 700 5R .300 Win Mag???
They're a lot sleeker and have a very aggressive boat tail than the original ACCUBOND and are easier to expand. They have a much less velocity requirement for expansion. Nosler stated 1300 FPS. From the results guys have been seeing, its quite possible that 1300' is a reality. They also are making them in non traditional hunting weights. For 30 cal they're offering 190 and 210 grain. The published BCs are way high but the real world BC of the 210 is very close to the 210 berger VLD. They still have a plastic tip but they are softer than the original.
With that in mind, a 190 with a decent BC and low velocity for expansion requirement is a win/win for the 308. Maybe not so much for a larger magnum but definitely for a slower chambering. The Amax has always been a great 308 bullet since they expanded at lower velocities but lacked a decent BC until the 208 was released. It's still a great option for the 308 but I like a bit less recoil than what the 208s generate, especially at the charge weights it takes to make using them worthwhile. I find the 190 grain class of bullets to be a solid balance between recoil, accuracy, windage and energy. Also the 190 in an 11x or 11.25x barrel is about as optimum as is gets for stability factors. Not too fast, not too slow. 11.25 works ok for the 210s at 308 velocities but is on the low side.
Originally Posted by Broz
Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????
My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.