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Old 06-20-2003, 05:56 PM
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200gr Accubond comparison test of sort

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.

1) 2961 fps Retumbo 86,88,90gr pressure was 57,60,64 kpsi respectively.
2) 3011
3) 3082

4) 3017 fps RL22 82,84,86gr pressure was 64,67,71 kpsi.
5) 3090
6) 3170

7) 3013 fps IMR4350 77,79,81gr pressure was 64,71,72 kpsi.
8) 3100
9) 3134

The following additional loads with RL25 were tested with two different powder lot #'s. They were both tested with 84,86,88gr.

10) 3076 fps RL25 lot 25180 pressure was 65, 67, 71 kpsi.
11) 3121
12) 3201

13) 3009 fps RL25 lot 25057 pressure was 62,65,67 kpsi.
14) 3108
15) 3150

OAL was 3.835" and pressure would likely be higher if seated at 3.660" to fit in the magazine. Start low and work up, your gun may be different. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Sorry about the picture size, Imagestation reduced the 500kb images size to 15kb... [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img] Good luck reading the wrighting on them.

Refer to the larger pix below that Jon posted for me. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 06-20-2003, 07:30 PM
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Re: 200gr Accubond comparison test of sort

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.
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Old 06-21-2003, 04:58 AM
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Re: 200gr Accubond comparison test of sort

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.
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Re: 200gr Accubond comparison test of sort

Good stuff, Brent. If you email me the pics (jonaa@earthlink.net) I'll try to post them up full sized. I'd like to take a closer look.

It might take me a while though, I'm on dialup at the moment. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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Jon,

I emailed you the pix. I know what you mean, I'm on dial up delay too.
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Here ya go. I "trimmed" them a bit to be more dial-up friendly. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]



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Old 06-21-2003, 04:46 PM
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Re: 200gr Accubond comparison test of sort

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]
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