180gr accubond or 180 gr sierra match

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by supercrossbmx69, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. supercrossbmx69

    supercrossbmx69 Well-Known Member

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    i will be having a friend do some reloading for my new 300 ultra tommorow for hunting so i was wondering what bullet should i go with? any input will be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    I like both bullets and have hunted with both in a .30 x .378. The 190 and 200 Mkhps are the only Sierras that were under 1 moa.

    The 200gr Accubond is just as accurate, and is much more predictable as a hunting bullet. It's all I load for the 30 x anymore.

    There's not that much difference in performance between the .300 Rum and the .30 x Wby, so they should be a good choice in your rifle.

    Knowing what I know now, I would start with them.

    I'd like to hear how it turns out.

    Tom
     

  3. supercrossbmx69

    supercrossbmx69 Well-Known Member

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    ^ which would you chose (accubonds) the 180s or 200s for hunting?
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    either, but the rifle's gotta like 'em. I personally use the 180 hornady or 225 hornady bt in my 30 rum. Both are 1/2 moa capable and hornady bullets kill very well.
     
  5. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    I like 180gr bullets in .300 Win mag and .300 Wby mag, but I believe the 200gr is a better bullet in the boomers.

    Lefty7mm makes a couple of very good points. The rifle must like the bullet, and the Hornady Interbonds have an excellent reputation for accuracy and terminal performance. I've never tried them, but I never had any luck with the Hornady Spirepoints or match bullets, so when I discovered that the Accubonds shot in everything I tried them in, I just quit looking.

    Tom
     
  6. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I actually usually use the spire points but have we've used the sst etc. from hornady too and they are great. The interlocks can be a bit soft in the nose so I like to get a bit heavier, say at least a 180- 190 in the rum. I love the 190 accuracy wise but haven't killed with it.
     
  7. J300UM

    J300UM Well-Known Member

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    For me it would be the Accubond hands down. I would start with the 200gr offering first. Ive loaded that bullet in 3 different ultras and found accuracy well under MOA with all 3.