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150g accubond load help (308)

 
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:45 PM
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150g accubond load help (308)

hello.
I am intersted in trying to load some of the 150g accubonds for my 308, a Remington LTR with a 20" barrel

got the gun last week and quickly found a load that does 5 shots that can be covered with a dime with 44.5g of Varget and a Sierra Gameking BTSP, Lapua brass and CCI BR primers

I like the idea of the higher BC and lighter weight of the 150 AB

mainly for deer as I use a 6.8 AR for hogs most of the time, I would certainly wack a hog if the oppurtunity presented itself !

I have Hodgdon and Nosler data in front of me
I would like to think I can get 2900 FPS safely, maybe not...

anyone loading with the same components as I have?

thanks in advance

Charles

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Old 10-22-2009, 04:48 AM
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Re: 150g accubond load help (308)

Yes, I have the same rifle and componants. Varget is no good for your short barrel. You will need 50gr to acheive 2800fps. Best I have found so far is H4895, start at 44 grains and work up slowly. In my rifle, 46.5gr gives 2840fps with the Accubond and .6". This load is used as a back up load for my hunting clients when targeting pigs. Clients have a choice of a standard or magnum caliber back up rifle which stays at the base camp.

Your current load will be very accurate as it is not creating any recoil stress to the bedding surfaces or any great deal of barrel vibration etc. Muzzle velocity from the 20" tube will be around 2500fps- kind of like a tactical .30-30! Factory ammo isn't much better in the little rifles- around 2600-2650fps. Budget brands give around 2500fps.

Good luck, you should have no problems getting up to 2800-2860fps.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:08 AM
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Re: 150g accubond load help (308)

hey why not a 165/168 grainer.you can get 2700 +,with varget or 4064. 46g would be max with both.and you are putting more lead at the deer with more energy { knock down powder}.one of the powders should give you a good group.
John
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:58 AM
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Re: 150g accubond load help (308)

thanks for the replies
I already have a big can of Varget and a load with the 165g Gamekings working great, I have killed deer with them a few years ago no problem

I don't want to mess with more powder right now

here's the 5 shot group I got the other day with 44.5g of Varget
my previous 308 (tikka I foolishly sold) ran 45.5g and I may try that load as well

think I am going to just stick with what I have... I have run the ballistic calculator on Hornady's site and I really have to to get the velocity up considerably to get the 150s to shoot much flatter
My scope is a Kahles CL 3-10x50 with the multizero system, so, I can have 5 presets of elevation adjustemnt on instant tap
most of my shots where I hunt these days are under 200 yards realistically anyways

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Old 11-02-2009, 07:01 AM
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Re: 150g accubond load help (308)

My Model 7 with a 20" Broughton 1:12 5C IS SHOOTING 150 Nosler Accubonds into a knot hole at 100 yards. with 46. grains of Varget and 46.grains of W748.

Now I am trying to find a load for the 130 and 150 grain Barnes Tipped tripple shocks.

Nat Lambeth
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:53 AM
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Re: 150g accubond load help (308)

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Yes, I have the same rifle and componants. Varget is no good for your short barrel. You will need 50gr to acheive 2800fps. Best I have found so far is H4895, start at 44 grains and work up slowly. In my rifle, 46.5gr gives 2840fps with the Accubond and .6". This load is used as a back up load for my hunting clients when targeting pigs. Clients have a choice of a standard or magnum caliber back up rifle which stays at the base camp.

Your current load will be very accurate as it is not creating any recoil stress to the bedding surfaces or any great deal of barrel vibration etc. Muzzle velocity from the 20" tube will be around 2500fps- kind of like a tactical .30-30! Factory ammo isn't much better in the little rifles- around 2600-2650fps. Budget brands give around 2500fps.

Good luck, you should have no problems getting up to 2800-2860fps.
+1

H 4895 is one of the best powders out there for the 308 .

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