Re: Accubond workup utilizing Ballistic Tips Question?
I use the standard Ballistic Tip to work up a load, then transfer the loading data to an Accubond bullet in 7mm's.
There is one fly in the ointment, you absolutely have to use an Ojive guage to establish the seating depth that the load likes. You can not assume that the profile of various lots of bullets are the same, they are infact quite different. To get down to bug hole accuracy, my 7 mags and 7 STW's are very particular in their seating depth, with all of them liking the bullet seated .010 off the lands to .003 into the lands...they are very unforgiving of any mistakes on your part when it comes to seating depth striving for extreme accuracy. Of course, everyone's rife is different and a little bit of experimentation may give big dividends. I seat the first bullet longer that will not go into the magazine and the second round to fit the magazine. I can count on one hand the number of times that I have had to fire more than one round, and the first round was usually the only one that counted because they were usually running dead on the hit with the second round.
If you don' like the complexity of keeping track of two lenghts of loaded rounds, then seat the bullet as long as the magazine will allow and be satisfied.