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Old 01-23-2013, 10:21 AM
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300 grain 338s

Amongst all the kaos of finding loading componants I had a week moment(I don,t panic buy)
and found some 300 grain Accubonds in 338 cal.

I have the Berger 300s, Hornady's 285s,Sierra,s 300 grain SMK and just bought the 300 grain
Accubonds.

The BCs reported on these bullets run from 0.700 to 0.818 and experance has taught me that
most of the time these numbers are inflated a little and the true BC can only be found by
shooting the bullet atdistance in your rifle.

With that said : all of these bullets are beautiful and having used the Accubonds in many other
calibers and weights there performance has been great, both in accuracy and controled expansion
at all distances I was just wondering if anyone had used the 300 grain Accubonds at very long
distances and with what success.

Theses bullets should be an asset to long range hunters if there rifle/cartrige can push them
fast enough.

Any comments would be welcome on there performance.

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Old 01-23-2013, 11:33 AM
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Re: 300 grain 338s

There was a discussion on another thread saying Nosler says the long range Accubonds would expand reliably down to 1300 fps. If that is true, they would work out to 1400 yards with my Lapua. I may have to give them a try.
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Re: 300 grain 338s

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There was a discussion on another thread saying Nosler says the long range Accubonds would expand reliably down to 1300 fps. If that is true, they would work out to 1400 yards with my Lapua. I may have to give them a try.

Thats the case with all of the 300 grain bullets. They will all drop below the recomended velocity
at 1300 to 1500 yards.

Even then the big bullets will kill if placed in the right place beyond 1500 yards. How far?
is the question.

The 300s loose around 100 ft/sec per 100 yards at that distance so I don,t think I would try
an Elk At more than 1400 yards with any of the 300s and 3000 ft/sec velocity.

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The 300s loose around 100 ft/sec per 100 yards at that distance so I don,t think I would try
an Elk At more than 1400 yards with any of the 300s and 3000 ft/sec velocity.

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In that case, what bullet would you use beyond 1400 yards?
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Any comments would be welcome on there performance.
My buddy from Bend picked up a bunch of blems from the factory when these first came out and his .338 Lapua was being finished. It's all he's shot out of it so far and he seems to like them. Accuracy has been really good for him out to 1200 I think. Hasn't killed anything but rocks, steel plates, and paper so far.
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Re: 300 grain 338s

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In that case, what bullet would you use beyond 1400 yards?
As I have said before. I limit my shots on big game to a combanation of minimum recomended
energy for a given animal or bullet design minimum velocity or both.

So if I wanted to kill Elk beyond 1500 yards I would use the 300 grain at a higher velocity than 3000
ft/sec.

To get an impact energy of 1500 ft/lbs you would have to push the 300 grain bullets to 3300
ft/sec just to shoot 1600 yards. (Tough to get).

There is no doubt that less energy will kill an Elk but 1500 ft/lbs is my lower limit. (Note: this
is with a traditional shot placement) not a head or neck shot.

Pigs are a different thing. I will try and hit them at any distance Just to make them squeal.

For targets or gongs these velocities are not required and distance is what ever I can hit
with reasonable consistency.

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To get an impact energy of 1500 ft/lbs you would have to push the 300 grain bullets to 3300
ft/sec just to shoot 1600 yards. (Tough to get).

There is no doubt thaJ E CUSTOM
Do we have a gun/cartridge that will fire the .338 300 gr. bullet 3300 fps?
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