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Old 11-21-2009, 01:08 AM
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That has got to be the worst piece of advice I have ever read, for obvious reasons to anybody very experienced. All I can say is WOW!
Hmmm.... sounded like pretty good advice to me...
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Hmmm.... sounded like pretty good advice to me...

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The only thing I would add is from the Jam I would work smaller the from mag length 5-10 thou at a time like 10 in touching and then 10 off
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Re: Accubonds distance to lands, Rule of thumb

I'd start at magazine length and go from there. Oddly enough the best load in my .308 Broughton using the 165 Accubond is at .125" off the rifling, which is magazine length. Loading the bullet closer, @ the rifling, or into the rifling resulted in larger groups.

In a hunting rifle I'd much prefer ammo that fits & feeds from the magazine. In my .308 I was lucky that this length also produced excellent accuracy.
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Re: Accubonds distance to lands, Rule of thumb

To each their own. I'd never tell someone to start off by seating a bullet .020 into the lands in a hunting gun.
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To each their own. I'd never tell someone to start off by seating a bullet .020 into the lands in a hunting gun.
You're right... neither would I... I missed the "into" part of into the lands.

But to say it's the worst piece of advise...... well, I think that's a little strong.

The rest of the advice is good IMHO
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I'd start at magazine length and go from there. Oddly enough the best load in my .308 Broughton using the 165 Accubond is at .125" off the rifling, which is magazine length. Loading the bullet closer, @ the rifling, or into the rifling resulted in larger groups.

In a hunting rifle I'd much prefer ammo that fits & feeds from the magazine. In my .308 I was lucky that this length also produced excellent accuracy.
Varmint Hunter, I have a Rem 700 5R Milspec and to keep the 175 SMK's in the mag I have to seat .135 off the lands. This is max SAAMI. The gun shoots unbelievable. I never thought it would do as good as it does, go figure.
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To each their own. I'd never tell someone to start off by seating a bullet .020 into the lands in a hunting gun.
I agree....

Jamming any hunting bullet into the lands is asking for trouble.

What if the bullet stays in the lands and case comes out....voila...you now have a jammed bullet and action full of powder?

Hunting rifles need to be MOA accuracy only and consistent cold barrel POI.

Ragged one-hole group type accuracy is not needed.


I seat my Accubonds about .020 off the lands and have not trouble getting MOA out of a stock Ruger#1. In accurized bolt gun sub MOA should be easily achievable without seating a bullet into the lands???


IF not I am picking a different powder and/or bullet....
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