Accubonds for Elk...

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by BravoEMike, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. BravoEMike

    BravoEMike Well-Known Member

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    Need advice on bullet weight?

    Rifle Remington, .300 Win Mag.

    I shoot 200 grain Accubonds and really like the bullet,
    however...this load is for a friend and he was thinking a lighter bullet.
    Speciffically 180 grain Accubonds, or even 150 grain.
    Shooting will be under 500 yards.

    Thanks
    Bruce ~~___/)~*~
     
  2. 300winnie

    300winnie Well-Known Member

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    180 Accubond...that is all he will need.

    I used to shoot the 200's out of my .300WM, but went to the 180's a couple of years ago. Bullet is superb for the application.
     

  3. BravoEMike

    BravoEMike Well-Known Member

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    Thanks: 300winnie

    Would you care to share you load data,
    ...I must admit to being partial to IMR4350.
    I'll go do the ballistic work up now,
    but...would be interested as to what you use?
     
  4. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    RL22 or 4831 are the go to powders for the 300WM.
     
  5. 300winnie

    300winnie Well-Known Member

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    I am shooting the 180 grain Accubond over 76.0 grains of RL22 lit up by a Fed 215M all housed in a WW case.

    Out of my Browning Stainless Stalker I'm getting an average of 3,162 fps and sub moa groups.

    As always, start low and work up. Good luck.
     
  6. ATH

    ATH Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the 200 in a Win case, Fed 215M primer, 73.2gr Re22 for 2945 fps half MOA groups.

    Great damage on a bull at 683 yds, though he just stood there like he wasn't even being hit (shot him 4 times due to this).
     
  7. BravoEMike

    BravoEMike Well-Known Member

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    ATH...
    Good Shootn',
    he must have been in shock!

    I'm going to load a 100 rounds of 180 grain Accubonds,
    ...as that is what he wants.
    I would like to use Lapua brass...
    but, again will defer to the less costly Winchesters brass,
    I don't think there is much difference.
    Also, will use the Federal 215M primers.
    Powder...hmmm not sure yet,
    seems the Reloader is gaining in popularity!!
    I use redding bushing dies,
    guess i'll probably need a new bushing for different brass.
    Anyone want to give me the short method on Length Overall,
    how far off the lands????

    Thanks all...for your response!

    Bruce
     
  8. ATH

    ATH Well-Known Member

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    I can tell you what I did -- the sharpie method. I seated a bullet long in a dummy case, and seated it deeper and deeper until the bolt would just close (ie bullet was contacting the lands). Then a set back like .05, and that was the length I seated to. When you say OAL I assume you mean measured to the ogive, the true OAL to the tip of the bullet is IMO a useless measurement in reloading except in making sure you can feed from the mag.

    Good luck...
     
  9. BravoEMike

    BravoEMike Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ATH...

    I don't have one of those fancy tools from Sinclair to measure the bullet ogive,
    I think I can accomplish similiar results, using your advice...
    thank you again!
    I assume that once there are no scratches on the bullet, (i.e. marked bullet with sharpie),
    I set it back about 0.05 more,
    ...again assuming this (0.05) is an arbitray number?
    Also...making certain the round functions through the rifle's magazine,
    Then give it a go...see what happens at the range.

    Bruce