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Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

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Unread 10-04-2013, 02:17 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

I've been working with the 150gr Ablr in my custom 270wsm the last few months with great results. Im shooting H1000 in Norma brass and 215m for average velocity of 3060. Loaded to magazine length the load is .120off the lands. I've shot them out to 700 yards and the results are very good.

Here is my initial 100 yard target. 4shot groups. I fine tuned at 500 yards to 67.1gr node.

Here is my 700 yard target. Shot using .317G7BC. About 1/2MOA low but could be any number of factors. I will recheck my zero range and shoot again soon.

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Unread 11-25-2013, 06:52 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

805, that's good shooting. what rifle & scope?

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Unread 11-25-2013, 07:11 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

Good info. Thanks for sharing!

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Unread 11-26-2013, 07:49 AM
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

Tagging on. This may be a longshot. Several years ago I was using a load that with Nosler 140 BT's in my 270 WSM at 3100 FPS. I developed inconsistent groups after good .5MOA performance for a couple of years. I had just got a new lot of BT's. I noticed that the plastic tips on this lot were not anchored well. When I went to a different lot all was fine. I assumed the tips may have been dislodging, ot tipping in flght causing the accuracy issue. I also became cautious of bullets left in the magazine when firing. I have seen the tips lost or deformed. I was never really sure if this caused the problem but discarded that lot and never saw the problem again.

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Unread 12-04-2013, 01:42 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

I am pushing just over 3100 with the 150ABLR with RL25 in my rifle. Not done working with it yet, but it seems to be pretty good so far.

Those were both at 200 yards. I am thinking with a little seating depth tweaking, I can tune them up pretty good. RL25 and 22 have been working real well for me.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 02:58 PM
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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.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 08:49 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

I have been pushing the 168 grain ABLR 7mm bullets out of my Dakota with a 5R barrel at 3210 fps without any problems. Initial loads were 0.75" at 200 yards.
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