165gr vs 180gr

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Nomad, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Banned

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    Son, has a elk hunt into Wilderness Area Idaho shooting an 06.
    Not sure as to which load to load for him 165gr or the 180gr will be a premium
    bullet one of the Accubond or the SST interbond bullets.
     
  2. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    I'd use the 165 in a 30-06.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Unless he plans on making shots over 400 yards I would recomend the 165 Accubond.

    Less recoil and flatter shooting . Inside 200 yards the Elk will never know the difference.

    Good Luck

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    I use 165 grns in 30-06. I've got an accurate load using H4350 pushing the bullet at 2950 fps.
     
  5. Good

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    Speer claims their 165 has a BC of .52. I highly doubt it's that high, but if so, it kills anything below the 190 for wind drift at any distance, IIRC... I wonder what the BC actually is for this bullet...
     
  6. backwoods83

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    I think the bc of the 165 speer falls around .47, I'd use a 165 accubond or sst interlock over 58-60grns H4350 with an oal at about 3.325"