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Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

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Unread 02-18-2014, 02:10 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

This is an old post but just found it searching for info on the150ablr in my own 270wsm. Haven’t read all 51 pages of posts but have read some of them so please excuse me if this has already been suggested. Has anyone looked in the bore with a borescope to see if there may be a section with marginal lands or built up copper in one area? I assume the ablr has less bearing surface than other non-lr bullets. If only a small section of the bore had marginal grip combined with a bullet not having a lot of bearing surface then at some increasing velocity the smaller bearing surface bullet would slip and skip in that section before re-engaging. This results in a proper twist stabilized bullet but with a number of physical inconsistencies.
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Unread 02-18-2014, 03:53 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

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This is an old post but just found it searching for info on the150ablr in my own 270wsm. Havenít read all 51 pages of posts but have read some of them so please excuse me if this has already been suggested. Has anyone looked in the bore with a borescope to see if there may be a section with marginal lands or built up copper in one area? I assume the ablr has less bearing surface than other non-lr bullets. If only a small section of the bore had marginal grip combined with a bullet not having a lot of bearing surface then at some increasing velocity the smaller bearing surface bullet would slip and skip in that section before re-engaging. This results in a proper twist stabilized bullet but with a number of physical inconsistencies.
For what little it's worth. My Ruger M77 in .270 win groups 130 gr Berger VLDs under an inch at 100 yds. I finally got the 150 gr ABLRs to group at under 3/4" but it was much harder to find a load. I just put the two bullets side by side and the length of the bearing surfaces for the two bullets are almost identical. I'm pusning the berger @ 3110 fps and the ABLR @ 2970 fps. I thought that the biggest complaint in this thread about the .277 150 gr ABLR was a concern that it would hold together at close range and high velocity.
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Unread 03-06-2014, 03:21 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

All I can say is wow! Finally got all 52 pages read and What a bundle of information guys. Thanks for all the hard work and saving so many of us the trouble of spending money and wasting time. This was very interesting to me because I just picked up a 7mag Model 70 to build a 270STW. I mainly shoot ABs mostly 130s through my 270wsm so i was kinda disappointed in the 150 LRAB results but oh well. Thanks again.
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Unread 04-22-2014, 06:44 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

We have had great results with the 150 gr. LRAB out of our .270 winchesters. Had to back off on the velocity compared to the 150 grain VLDs but we have killed deer and elk very far and relatively close with great results.
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

i have been testing ablr 210 grains and 190 grains in my sako 1/10 twist 300 win mag and i had several good results with. pushed up to 2850fps and i have noticed a few pressure signs and i will change my loads .
last week i have shoot 3 wild hog and all droped like a stone but it was not a long range shot max was 240 yards away exit wounds were clearly big and blood around.
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Unread 07-29-2015, 01:08 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

Just bought a Nosler 26, Using the new 142G ABLR... I've tried 5 different powers, at 5 different load levels. Best I've found is US869, 87g... Produced a 2.5" group at 200 yards. I'm hoping for much better than that. Nosler hasn't been any help. In fact they keep telling me to use the 140G load Data. After reading some of the comments here, Slowing down seems to help.
I own 2 other Noslers, and use the Accubond with NO problem. But the New Accubond LR seems to have some grouping issues.

On my 7mm RUM. the ABLR did a nice group at 200. And I stretched it out to 300 and it was all over the map. Any Ideas....
I've check head space, and neck pressure.
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Unread 07-29-2015, 01:14 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond Long Range problem

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Just bought a Nosler 26, Using the new 142G ABLR... I've tried 5 different powers, at 5 different load levels. Best I've found is US869, 87g... Produced a 2.5" group at 200 yards. I'm hoping for much better than that. Nosler hasn't been any help. In fact they keep telling me to use the 140G load Data. After reading some of the comments here, Slowing down seems to help.
I own 2 other Noslers, and use the Accubond with NO problem. But the New Accubond LR seems to have some grouping issues.

On my 7mm RUM. the ABLR did a nice group at 200. And I stretched it out to 300 and it was all over the map. Any Ideas....
I've check head space, and neck pressure.
If it is good at 200 and not 300 it sounds like a stability problem.....Rich
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