Originally Posted by elkhntr
Has anyone tried Noslers accubond 200 grain bullet for long range hunting? I am having a hard time getting Berger 190 vlds to group out of my 300 win mag. So I am thinking about using the accubond. I can get consistent 1" groups at 200 yd at 3080 fps. However I cannot get or find what the G7 BC for this bullet is to use in my ballistic program. I called Nosler and I was told that you have to maintain a minimum of 1800 fps to get full expansion. I do not expect to shoot at game (elk)beyond 800 yd. Velocities are very different at 800 yd using G1 verses G7 BC. I have read the book applied ballistic but it gives no formula to get the drag coaficient in order to get the form factor in order to compute the G7 BC. Any info or comments appreciated.
I tried to find a thread for you, but was not able. One of the members here, Goodgrouper entered a very detailed thread about a Cow Elk he shot at 900+ yards with a Browning 300WM, & using the 200 Accubond. I believe the load had a little less MV than your load. I bet Len could help you find that thread.
Is the 3080 MV with the 200Acc ? If so, which components, powder, primer , brass? I am asking because I am looking at trying that bullet this spring. Oh, what barrel length?