Originally Posted by Blacktail
I just got done testing some 168 vlds after hearing good things about them in my 7mm STW. The guns sports a 26" Shilen tube on an MPI stock. Unfortunately i was limited to the seating depth due to the box mag. Got my best accuracy at 80 grains of h1000 with a three shot group a hair under 1/2" at 3145 fps. With the 160 accubond i got 1/2" to 3/4" at 3212 fps with 79 grains of h1000. I use the gun for antelope, blacktails and mulies. I have yet to take a shot over 400 yards but hunt where the shot could easily exceed this. However i still manage an occasional 80 to 200 yard shot. Like both bullets on paper but limited experience with either on game. All suggestions much apprectiated. Thank you.
I started using Bergers when they were new in the market and found them to be excellent
bullets and when I single loaded them they were great .
With magazine length being an issue back then they were not as user friendly as some other
brands and some times substitutes had to be used.
They have an advantage at extreme ranges but at any thing under 800 to a 1000 yards there
is not as much, so if the accubonds do well for you then by all means use them.
The accubonds are very dependable on game and can be used in a standard mag .
Both bullets are capable of extreme accuracy and dependability.
There was a survey on this site and the accubond was # 1 with the hunters on this site.
So the choice is yours.
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