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Nosler BT/Accubond

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Unread 03-09-2008, 12:04 PM
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In 7mm, the BT is available in 120, 140 and 150 gr weights while the AB is available in 140 and 160 gr.
The 140 gr is the only common weight. I have killed several WT deer and a couple of Caribou with the 140 gr BT in 280 Rem with no problems. I would pick the one that shoots the best and not look back.

BTW, 57.0 grs RL19 with a 140 gr BT in 280 Rem shoots well under MOA.

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Unread 03-09-2008, 04:11 PM
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I used the 7mm Rem Mag with a 140 gr Ballistic Silvertip for years as my go to rifle. Worked perfectly on heavy northern whitetail and mule deer from 50 to 500 yards.

In your 280, it would work just as well because of the slightly lower velocity. I have never seen any reason not to use a "HUNTING" ballistic tip on deer as long as velocity is kept under 3300 fps.

That said, the Accubond will open and expand as easily as the ballistic tip but will retain even more weight so it may be the perfect bullet.

Either will work great for deer, there really is not a bad choice to make here, the Accubond just a bit more penetration insurance.

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Unread 03-11-2008, 08:51 AM
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I recommend you spend more time reading reports on the Ballistic Tip. I hear a lot of stories of those blowing up with no penetration on big game. I believe you will find the exact same accuracy with the Accubond, notice that the BT and the Accubond have the exact same BC listing for same grain selections. I have heard very very few complaints about Accubond performance on big game, except primarily for those in the camp of near 100% weight retention, which is not a trait of Nosler. My experience is with Accubonds from 270, 280, and 7mm Mag and all have worked very well. You have a smal sample of responses here, go out and read more first.
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Unread 04-06-2008, 11:23 PM
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