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Old 08-30-2013, 12:56 AM
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Accubond 168 gr Long Distance 7 mm

Hello

I was fortunate to get a good supply of the new Nosler Accubond LD 168 gr in 7 mm.
Wondering if anyone has and load/range data to share?

I was going to begin loading at close the equivalent Berger VLD HSM data, either with H1000 and RL19.

Thanks! First post to this forum, great resource!

Shawn
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:44 AM
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Re: Accubond 168 gr Long Distance 7 mm

Shawn,

Load data for ?????

Here are some links so you can look up load data for the mystery chambering.

Alliant loading data:

Alliant Powder - Reloader's Guide

Hodgdon load data:

http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

Nosler load data:

Load Data
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:42 AM
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Re: Accubond 168 gr Long Distance 7 mm

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Hello

I was fortunate to get a good supply of the new Nosler Accubond LD 168 gr in 7 mm.
Wondering if anyone has and load/range data to share?

I was going to begin loading at close the equivalent Berger VLD HSM data, either with H1000 and RL19.

Thanks! First post to this forum, great resource!

Shawn
The rest of us couldn't buy them, since they sold out in 15 minutes. How about if the guys that bought them started loading them and posting the results. You don't mention what cartridge you are loading, but I would start below the loads that have worked for the Bergers and go from there.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:58 AM
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Re: Accubond 168 gr Long Distance 7 mm

I saw some at sportsmans. Ping back out there. Anyone want some??
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:59 AM
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Re: Accubond 168 gr Long Distance 7 mm

Will do. I'm working up a hunting load for 7 mm Rem Mag, for my Sendero II and Savage LRH.
I don't have any friends at Nosler, but am fortuntate to have one of the best hunting/shooting store in Canada (Corlanes Sporting Goods) right here in sleepy little Dawson Creek, BC (Corlanes sponsors the Best of the West show in conjunction with LRH Store). They are also the Canadian distributor of the Huskemaw scopes. I have had them build a custom rifle for me this summer with my first Huskemaw - 5-20 Huskie on a McMillan stock, with Stiller Predator action, Wilson #4 barrel, Timney trigger... can't wait! Anyways, when I plunked down the hefty $ deposit, i shamed then into putting me on the list for a few boxes of the new Accubond LDs. I like the Bergers well enough, but had them pass through a bull elk couple years ago, and have always been happier with the Accubnd performance for that reason. Unfortunately, Corlanes hasnt been impervious to the powder shortage, I have one precious pound of H-1000, and three pounds of RL-19 as the only suitable powders in my storgage. Really hoping I find something with the RL19 that works, I have a great load for my Sendero at 61 gr RL19 with a 160 gr AB, so I'm going to start around 59 gr with the 168 LDs and go from there. Hopefully I have some good news to report soon. Shawn
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:18 AM
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Re: Accubond 168 gr Long Distance 7 mm

For the 26" tube, I'd also try Retumbo. I know a few guys that use the "best of the west" load with the 168 gr. Bergers and around 70-73 gr of Retumbo (Win cases, 215 M primers).

The "lore" is that H-1000 is faster, but Retumbo gives better accuracy for most rifles. Your setup sounds nice, I think my next build will be on a Stiller (Predator, or the TAC).
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:38 PM
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Re: Accubond 168 gr Long Distance 7 mm

I'd give my left u know what for some
Retumbo, but there is no powder on the shelves in Canada right now. It's
RL19 or H1000 for now.....

Shawn
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