I shot these AB's into water filled jugs at 15' and also a combination of jugs backed by compressed dry magazines, and some just shot into the magazines themselves. I forgot to wright down the MV beside the bullet in the pix but I'll list it here.
These were tested in a 26" bbl 300 Ultra Mag. and were done while working up loads with 4 powders, each loads two grains apart.
Very interesting. What other bullet would say is a close match of the 200g Accubond? I was originally thinking of using it in my .300 RUM, but after reading so much about SMK's on here, I bought the 200g SMK's instead. I usually do all my bullet testing expansion/penetration tests in soaked newspaper compressed in cardboard boxes. I usually set it out at 50 yards.
I saw a article in the Shooting Times magazine I just recieved, it had some of the same type info on the new Accubonds too. I was surprised my test at just 15' vs. theirs at longer distances had fairly close to the same results.
I had some milk jugs and magazines pilling up for some sort of test like this and figured this bullet would handle the up close punishment well. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Getting the load data was really all I was after on the outing.
I'd say the 220 and heavier match bullets would compare closely to the 200 AB, although they may perform in a different way. The match bullets should tear em up good with a broad wound channel in the first 1.5' or so and the bonded bullets less so, but penitrate farther, especially after encountering bone. If I felt I needed it, I'd go with a 240 SMK as it would keep more weight if bone was hit first. Myself, I kind of like the fact that the Accubond looses a bit more weight up real close than what people might think it would, I know i thought it would be a little slower opening up and hold a bit more weight. At LR it should work absolutely perfect though, a bit better than the Ballistic Tip when hitting bone first... a little more left after it gets through.
I recovered the 178gr A-Max I shot at 807 yards the other day and it wasn't real pretty. It hit the sand behind the target and weighed 95 grains... jacket came loose when I picked it up and wasn't much lead in it. They open up pretty easy, that's for sure. I don't think I'd use it on anything but a great shot for Moose now.
I never have used wet paper yet, just clay and sand mainly but I'm switching to a water tank soon! Bullet comparisons at different terminal velocities are what I'm interested in for the most part.
Thanks Jon, much better!! [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
I have three 20 second vidio clips of the first 3 shots, there's no sound but the effect are cool on the first two!! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
I had limited distance to shoot into the bank so my chrono screens took a good beating from the water blast/shock. Don't do that with your Chrony brand chrono, I doubt it'd survive that brutality.
If you want Jon, I'll send them to you also. They're 3.1 MB, 3.1 MB and 1.09 MB vs. the 500 KB pix I sent you. It takes a few minutes each on dial up for these ones. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]