2 bullet system?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by busse fan, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. busse fan

    busse fan Well-Known Member

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    I recently got my 300 rum sendero and will begin load dev shortly. I would like to run a 210 berger for long range and a copper bullet for short range. What bullet do u recommend? Thisbullet would be used out to the range at which the Berger would take over. 180 etip? 180 ttsx (anyone know the actual bc?) or maybe the 200 nab? It's not copper but has a nice bc.

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  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    I like the 200 grain Accubond in .30 for hunting, better than any bullet I've found in that caliber, although I still chamber 220 Partitions when I try to predator call bears into really short range.
     

  3. cross

    cross Well-Known Member

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    I used to do the same thing when I first went to Bergers. I wanted 7mm the 168 Bergers for long range and was packing 160 Accubonds for timber hunting. I eventually grew to trust the Bergers enough that I no longer carry the Accubonds but I still don't think it's a bad idea.

    I think you're getting off the wrong track worrying about the BC of your short range bullet. BCs don't mean squat until 400 to 500 yards anyway. If you really interested in having a short range hammer then I'm thinking the 200 NAB, 200 Barnes X, 200 or 220 Partitions. You'de be hard pressed to argue that any of them aren't as good as the others. To me, my biggest concern would be for the bullet/load that gave me the same point of aim at my zero range as the 210 Berger.

    Cross
     
  4. busse fan

    busse fan Well-Known Member

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    Bergers are rum speeds at 100 yards or so scare me. I use Barnes in my other hunting rifles but the good reports about the etips and nab bullets made me want to ask about them. I just want to make sure they open and do their job at 100 yards just as well as at 500 or so. 200 nab open up real good I've read. I guess I'll pick whatever groups best. I'm pretty sure they are all good bullets.
     
  5. 270 lefty

    270 lefty Well-Known Member

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    Nab 200 are hard to beat is there a reason you are concerned with lead instead of solid copper? The accubond is a pretty good bullet even for the long stuff better than some bonded bullets imho but wont open like a berger way out there
     
  6. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    If you choose to do that, the first thing I would do is see which bullets are compatible as far as POI at the closer ranges. You HAVE to be adjusted for the long range load but that doesn't mean ANY other bullet will be close enough at 500 yards.......Rich
     
  7. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    Not a problem for the "Shooter" ballistic program.
    Just load in the bullet you want to shoot and the program will make the required POI change from your zero settings.
     
  8. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    How does it account for right or left? I've had some bullets be off considerably in windage (as much as 2 moa) or more......Rich
     
  9. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    It makes no difference,

    You just sight in your rifle for one load and then shoot other loads and note down the difference in POI.

    Then you input these changes into the program under that particular bullet.

    Then when you want to shoot that particular bullet, you select it and the program will give the required corrections for the ballistic solution to the target.

    It works perfectly!
     
  10. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Got ya! That sounds like a good program........Rich