Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem
Iím glad to see that in at least one rifle these Noslers can be pushed over 3,100 fps and not go bonkers. Thanks for sharing your results. As I indicated in my original post, when I push these bullets over 3,000 in my 270 WSM they go haywire (like they can miss 4 sheets of notebook paper at 200 yards). They did about what you would expect out of a factory barrel under 3,000 fps so there was no indication that they were about to fall off a cliff with just a little more velocity. Are you using a custom barrel or factory? I was thinking that a 4 groove Brux or Krieger 5R barrel, being more friendly to bullets in general, might allow them to be pushed a bit faster if in fact there is a problem with these bullets being too fragile.
By the way, Iíve found both RL-25 and RL-22 to be way to temp sensitive for a long range hunting load. They are great powders if you shoot them near the same temp as when you developed the load but that is not practical when hunting. RL-17 and RL-33 employ a different technology and appear to be stable enough to be usable for hunting in addition to giving high end velocities. Ramshot Magnum and some of the Hodgdon Extreme powders are the best Iíve found so far for temp stability.