200gr accubond - where do you like to seat them?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by LRHWAL, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. LRHWAL

    LRHWAL Well-Known Member

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    I know that we really need to do this by "organised trial and error"...

    But at the price over here I'd like to test from a COL that worked for those who've tried them please.

    I've started load development with the 200gr AB in my 300WM. I've achieved 2850 fps quite easily and the loads have good ES. Nevertheless at the current COL I'm shooting patterns and not groups! I know the AB should shoot well by all accounts and from what I've seen here.

    I like to shoot with a jump around 0.040 and even my 210VLD's shoot lights out there, but not the AB's.

    Any ideas at to what you've had good results with will be welcome and maybe I can start there and save a bit on bullets whilst I get the load worked up. Thanks.
     
  2. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    try .010-.015 off lands.
     

  3. Moosetracker

    Moosetracker Well-Known Member

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    +1. Mine groups very well at .010" from the lands. My friend's rifle does best at .015".
     
  4. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Have you checked your run out? Are you using a competition seater?

    I usually try to seat about .010 - .020 off the lans.

    I Have only used the 200 AB's in basic load development with my 300 RUM and ran out of bullets and ended up going with 180 E-Tips because they worked very well. The 200 AB's worked well also.
     
  5. LRHWAL

    LRHWAL Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I'll try 0.010" off. I'll probably test a bit of a range again and potentially just load two at each COL. If two won't group, three shots won't make the group smaller. :D

    Yes, Forster dies and other equipment that loads 210gr Berger VLD's good for 1/2 MOA and better.

    I'll let you know!
     
  6. sakoluvr

    sakoluvr Well-Known Member

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    I shoot 180's ~ 0.015 off of the lands in my .300WM Sako TRG. Holes touch at 100 yards with 5 different loads.

    Don't forget, if you are seating closer, I would back off my charge, and work up. I like to start load testing with bullets close, and see what max charge will do there and then increase jump from that point. All of this assuming you do not have magazine constraints.
     
  7. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    I run mine at .05 in a 300 WSM with fantastic accuracy. 2885 fps
     
  8. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    I seat mine to fit in the magazine, which leaves me .145 off the lands. Amazingly they shoot just as well with that big of a jump as they did .010 off the lands. Seem to be a very forgiving bullet.

    Chris