.308 AccuBond 165 vs Sierra 168 SMK

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by scsims, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    I'm just about to begin loading up some loads for my new Remington 700P .308

    I was wanting to know which bullet would be the best choice for targets out to 500 yards. First and foremost I want the most accurate load possible. I plan on using Varget powder and possibly Lapua brass and Winchester primers.

    Secondly if the smks are the choice for the most accurate will they work for hunting whitetails out to 300 or 400 yards?
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    The Accubonds are great but not quite as accurate as the Match King
    because of the thinner jacket on the MK.

    There are a lot of great hunting bullets and in some rifles/pistols
    they may shoot as well but as a rule the match grade bullets
    will out perform hunting bullets and for the same weight have a
    better BC.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. guns_and_labs

    guns_and_labs Well-Known Member

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    Well, this may not help, but I'll venture out from my quiet corner...

    I just finished developing loads for a Remington 700 STS (very similar to the "P") in .308. I found the SMKs to be stellar, well under .5 MOA out to my 300 yard range. Mind you, I'm not physically capable of shooting better than that at that range, not with a light rifle.

    But the lighter Accubonds were not far behind, well under 1 MOA. But the180 gr Accubonds were pushing down to below .5 MOA, even though it was the end of the shooting day for me (I can't shoot even .308's more than 50-60 rounds anymore, before my accuracy tanks).
     
  4. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    I know you didnt ask about the 168 berger vlds, but they would be my choice for accuracy and performance on game.