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pro/cons of the 200 grain accubond vs 180 gr speer btsp in 300 win mag

 
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:26 PM
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pro/cons of the 200 grain accubond vs 180 gr speer btsp in 300 win mag

I am fairily new to reloading, and was wondering what would be the would be better on elk at up to 600 yrds. I have developed a load for both the 200 gr nosler accubond ( ballistic coeficient .588) at approximately 2900 fps and the 180 gr speer btsp ( ballistic coeficient .540) at approximately 3100 fps. Both group sub moa from my remington m710 with 22 in. Barrel, 1:10 twist, and weaver scope. Its a cheap rifle but has always grouped well with anything i threw at it, up to .5 moa with proper load. Thank you for your time

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Re: pro/cons of the 200 grain accubond vs 180 gr speer btsp in 300 win mag

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I am fairily new to reloading, and was wondering what would be the would be better on elk at up to 600 yrds. I have developed a load for both the 200 gr nosler accubond ( ballistic coeficient .588) at approximately 2900 fps and the 180 gr speer btsp ( ballistic coeficient .540) at approximately 3100 fps. Both group sub moa from my remington m710 with 22 in. Barrel, 1:10 twist, and weaver scope. Its a cheap rifle but has always grouped well with anything i threw at it, up to .5 moa with proper load. Thank you for your time
In the real world an elk shot with either bullet wouldn't notice the difference, but in a true long range sense, the 200gr Accubond would be the better choice, flatter trajectory and harder hitting at 600yrds.

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Re: pro/cons of the 200 grain accubond vs 180 gr speer btsp in 300 win mag

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I am fairily new to reloading, and was wondering what would be the would be better on elk at up to 600 yrds. I have developed a load for both the 200 gr nosler accubond ( ballistic coeficient .588) at approximately 2900 fps and the 180 gr speer btsp ( ballistic coeficient .540) at approximately 3100 fps. Both group sub moa from my remington m710 with 22 in. Barrel, 1:10 twist, and weaver scope. Its a cheap rifle but has always grouped well with anything i threw at it, up to .5 moa with proper load. Thank you for your time
Have you chronographed your loads or are you using approx fps? They seem pretty fast compared to my loads. Just curious is all. I have never shot an elk so I could not answer your question. I have shot deer with a 180 and it does a very good job. Some guys shoot the 200 in F-Class and like it. But that is different shooting, paper vs flesh.
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Re: pro/cons of the 200 grain accubond vs 180 gr speer btsp in 300 win mag

Devil- where are you hunting elk?? bulls ? cows?
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Re: pro/cons of the 200 grain accubond vs 180 gr speer btsp in 300 win mag

Thank you for the info gentleman. And those are approximated out of the reloading manual. If you have observed speeds i would appreciate the info.
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Devil- where are you hunting elk?? bulls ? cows?
North idaho. Bulls only. Cows are a draw only tag now up here. Lots of cross canyon shots, ebery once in a blie moon you get some in close, but i usually hint the last half of the season so they are a little flighty by then
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Re: pro/cons of the 200 grain accubond vs 180 gr speer btsp in 300 win mag

the 200 is going to have more energy . i would shoot the one that shoots the smallest group at 300 and 500
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