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Old 04-07-2003, 10:47 AM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

Okay, now you guys have gotton me excited about these accubonds. Are these okay to use on elk or should I use partitions? And should I use 180 or 200 grains from my 300rum?. So where do you get these accubonds??? I cant find them anywhere!!
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Old 04-07-2003, 10:53 AM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

Okay, I just called Nosler and spoke with a technician there. He said that the 200 grain bullet would be better than the 180 and that the accubond and partition are very similar. However, If I were going long range, the accubond would be more superior.
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Old 04-07-2003, 07:49 PM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

Jon said Cabellas had the 200's.

I think the 200 AB will work on elk or moose at point blank range and all the way on out, it's bonded and will take the velocity well. The Scirocco or the Interbond should work the same too.
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:17 PM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

Keep impact vel under 3000fps and these bullets are going to be useable on anything this continent has to offer.

If heavy bullet, moderate vel and through penetration are your thing, your "accurate" bullets have just been invented.

Ian, I am glad that it is you, not me, that is going to need a new shoulder...ouch. Better get out and shoot them while the weather is still way too cold. Will make you numb to the pain.

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Old 04-07-2003, 09:37 PM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

Jerry,
I loaded a bunch of .300's this evening - those are big suckers compared to the mighty .308 Win. These are very uniform bullets, even the lengths on this batch are very good. I loaded them out at 3.575", which makes a .300 Win. look like a real cartridge [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Put some factories into the box for foulers and they are a lot shorter, but the rifle is on the long action M-70 so I can even seat these into the mag.
Plan on loading your beloved Hornady's into the .300 after I get a good Nosler load - will start with the 165's. We won't be shooting long for a few days, very wet out there since we got the foot of snow the other day.
It's the .338's that will be the nasties, don't have a heavy rifle for that job. PAST recoil shield will get used, they are great.
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Old 04-07-2003, 10:50 PM
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

Ian, Changeing the subject a little bit but have you tried any of the Hormady SST bullets in any of your 308 rifles ? If so what are your results . By the way I saw one of your guns at the gun show over the weekend, NICE looking gun . Looks like a real shooter .
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Re: NOSLER Bonded Bullets - .30 and .338

smoak,

I can't speak from experience (but then again, nobody else can at this point [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] ) but I'm 99.9% sure this will be an excellent elk bullet. In fact, I plan to use them myself in Wyoming in 2004 if everything works out as planned.

A guy on a different board tested them against 200 Partitions into dry newspaper (a very tough test) and they penetrated within an inch of the partitions while having a larger frontal area because they retained more weight. I plan to launch them somewhere around 3200 fps.

They are only available as 200's in 30 cal. They were in stock last time I checked at Midway and MidSouth Shooter's Supply. Give'm a try. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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