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Old 02-11-2005, 06:39 PM
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180 grain Accubond loads for a .308 win

Hey everyone. I've decided to use the 180 gr accubond for my bear if I get the chance. I will be shooting a Rem VLS chambered in .308 Win.

I am looking for your input on loads any of you have found to be accurate with this bullet.
Please do me one favor though, if you don't mind, let me know in which manual your loads max charge is published. (I'm weird that way [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img])

Thanks a ton folks.
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Re: 180 grain Accubond loads for a .308 win

Don't know what the max load would be but I would say 42-44 gr of Varget should work really well. I took two bear last spring with a 175 MatchKing over 45 gr of Varget.
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Re: 180 grain Accubond loads for a .308 win

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Re: 180 grain Accubond loads for a .308 win

I've had the best luck with this bullet over Varget in my Savage in .308. I've loaded from 42 grains to 44 grains. I found that 44 was really pushing the pressure limits in my 26" barrel, and dropped back to 43 grains. I have not found much published on loads for this bullet. I determine max loads for my rifle based on accuracy first, and case indications second. I think you will like this bullet.
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Re: 180 grain Accubond loads for a .308 win

Horn,
With all due respect you might be making a slight mistake in settling on a particular bullet without consulting with your rifle first. I would not argue the merits of the Accubond but I would also try the Interbond since Hornady now has it out in a 180. I would get my hands on a box of each and a pound of Varget, then do what Chris suggested and start at 42.0 and work up in half grain increments. Your groups and pressure signs will indicate which bullet your rifle and Varget work best with. We load all of our .308 Win. ammo out at 2.830" so they will feed nicely through the mag, overall length is another bug-boo that can really effect accuracy, but that length works in several rifles.
Good luck in your preparations - getting ready for a hunt is a big part of the sport.
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Re: 180 grain Accubond loads for a .308 win

Chris I assume this was with a .308. What were the distances and was it a heart lung or were you going for shoulder bones?
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Re: 180 grain Accubond loads for a .308 win

POP and Chessman, Thanks for the response.
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