Re: Nosler Accubond Performance
Starting velocity has nothing to do with it at 210 yards.
30-06 2500fps starting velocity, 2229fps and 1985 fpe @ 200 yards
300 Win Mag 3000fps starting velocity, 2697fps and 2907fpe @ 200 yards
300 win Mag 2213fps and 1957fpe @ 550 yards ( Same numbers as 30-06 @ 200 yards )
With that thinking the 180 Accubomd is only marginal at 550 yards. I DON'T THINK SO. In 300 Win Mag at 1000 yards it still has 1116fpe and is flying at 1671fps which is on the borderline of the bullet performance window at this velocity. There is something here that is not being seen as far as the bullets performance in this ONE case. It might be noted that you cannot compare other bullet designs and expect to see the same results. In my opinion the Barnes TTSX bullet is the best hunting bullet on the planet followed by the Accubond then the Berger VLD hunting a close third. They all perform differently but they all work. In other words don't try to compare a Accubond with a VLD or vice versa because they are designed to perform differently.