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Unread 04-24-2013, 12:05 PM
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Congrats on scoring some new AB LR's. I am anxious to hear your report on how well they shoot and your calculation of actual BC from the field.
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    I suspect that they had to have a little longer bearing surface rather than lengthen the nose because they want them to shoot in a 10 twist. They will have more weight forward than a Berger so this would be necessary. They also have a thicker jacket. I am with Barnesuser on the b.c. There is NO WAY they are .730! I would guess them at around .660 b.c........Rich
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    Is it just me or does it seem a little lame that the first bullets out of a hot new "game changer" bullet are blems
    They do look better in actual pictures than in drawings, good boat tail and I like that they made the plastic tip smaller so it's not as aggressive up close but should still give it some action at long range.
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    i agree that it is odd that they released blems before the actual product... but im not complaining! especially for the price.
    i am hoping to be able to do some shooting in the next couple weeks.
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    Re: Accubond LR in hand

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    Is it just me or does it seem a little lame that the first bullets out of a hot new "game changer" bullet are blems
    They do look better in actual pictures than in drawings, good boat tail and I like that they made the plastic tip smaller so it's not as aggressive up close but should still give it some action at long range.
    Midway recieved some non blems but they sold out in 30 minutes. I am keeping an eye out for them, i want to give them a try from the 30/375 S.I.!! The smith has the barrel and i should be getting my brass and 338 rcm die tomorrow.

    BULLBLASTER, after you have done accuracy testing, long range doping, etc... if it would be possible to test some at low velocity like 1300-1500 fps i think most here would be interested. What case are you going to be shooting them from?
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    i have a 300 rum and a 30-06. i was mainly going to test accuracy. i dont have a way to test for lower velocity i dont think. how is that done?
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    i have a 300 rum and a 30-06. i was mainly going to test accuracy. i dont have a way to test for lower velocity i dont think. how is that done?
    Well you can do it a couple different ways but none will give you exactly the same results as shooting them into game. You can wet newspapers and shoot them with a reduced load at close range, or at long range (would have to be way out there to hit 1300 fps). You could also save some milk jugs and fill them with water and shoot them with a reduced load at close range. For a reduced load i would pick up some trail boss and follow the directions given on the hodgdon website, seat a bullet and fill the case of with powder to where the end of the boattail would be. Then shoot it and chronograph the velocity to know where you are at. IMO elkaholic is the king of bullet testing.
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