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Unread 11-13-2009, 06:52 PM
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Bullets that explode

I have a 7mm stw that i am shooting 160gr accubond that is cronograghed at 3131 and they are blowing up before they reach the target and are only tearing the paper not penatrating theplywood does anybody have an answer
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    Unread 11-13-2009, 07:12 PM
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    Re: Bullets that explode

    Have you downloaded it slower? What twist? How do other bullets and other weights work for you?
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    Unread 11-13-2009, 07:15 PM
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    Re: Bullets that explode

    TRY SLOWING THEM DOWN A LITTLE HAD SOME NOSLERS IN A 22-250 GOING AROUND 4200 AND THAY LEFT A VAPOR TRAIL BEHIND THEM AND TORE THE PAPER AT A 100 YARDS IN ODD PATTERENS.
    JUST MY .02 WORTH
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    Unread 11-13-2009, 08:33 PM
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    Ok i will take this a step forward. I am shooting the bullets that biv-wak say are seconds and to my asking why they were seconds they said they were a overflow of the bullets they made for winchester and the only difference is that they have the red tip. I lined the gun up with the regular accubonds 160gr with no problem at all but when i shot the red tip 160gr accubond all blew up and is the speed of 3131 to fast for this bullet
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    Unread 11-13-2009, 08:36 PM
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    Re: Bullets that explode

    I am shooting 76gr of 7828 and the twist is 9.5 and all other bullets shoot great. This is a new barrel that krieger put together for me and is 27in long
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    Re: Bullets that explode

    I would be surprised that an Accubond would come apart at that velocity, I run 140's out of my 270WSM at 3340 and there is no hint of blowing, even hitting soft targets at close range they just mushroom farther.
    The best way to tell for sure is move in closer and shoot through paper, you will see the shot gun effect if they are blowing. 3131 just doesn't seem like enough
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    Re: Bullets that explode

    I have the target on 1/2 in plywood and when i shot the red tip 160gr accubond bullets i noticed it was on target but the paper was tearing more and more and when i went to check it did not have any holes in the plywood just the paper was tore. The only thing is the white tip accubonds didnt blow up and i shot maybe 20 times with no problems. I bought 1200 of the red tip 160gr accubonds on biv-wak this maybe bad bullets.
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