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Old 12-03-2009, 10:00 PM
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Nosler Accubond

What is the lowest velocity that the 200gr. 30 cal. Nosler accubond will expand?
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Re: Nosler Accubond

Website says 1800 fps.
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I can't tell you exactly what velocity, but I had POOR results at 1900. It depends a lot on what resistance the bullet encounters as well. I've found that accubonds actually "rub" off part of the nose at lower velocity, but maintain approx. the same diameter. Expansion is a relative term (if it expands from .308 to .312, that doesn't in my book qualify as expansion) From the bullet testing that I've done, I would say reasonable expansion occurs at quite a bit higher velocity than advertised...........Rich
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Thats what I need is real world results. I am down to the accubond and the 210 berger for my 300RUM.
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For long range, I would definitely go with the Berger. With the much higher B.C. they will maintain their velocity much better as well......Rich
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I am lookig at the all around performance. From the muzzle out to 1000 yards.. The Bergers don't perform well at close range. Need a bullet for moose, bear and caribou.
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Re: Nosler Accubond

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I am lookig at the all around performance. From the muzzle out to 1000 yards.. The Bergers don't perform well at close range. Need a bullet for moose, bear and caribou.
Well, it looks like you've probably stirred up a hornets nest with that comment

I shoot the 180 E-Tips out of my 300 RUM @ about 3400 fps. they are advertized to expand @ 1800 fps, but you wont get a full peel backof the petals. I do tihnk you'll probably get enough expansion for them to make a good kill. Depending on how big a bear you're shooting, I might try a little closer than 1000 yds.

The best 30 cal bullet I know of is the GS HV 177. It has a higher BC than the Noslers and you will get 100-200 fps more velocity than the 180 bullets. It's also a better performer. And of course, they aren't cheap....

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