minimum velocity for reliable expansion?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by rufous, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. rufous

    rufous Well-Known Member

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    I would like to know what you all think is the minimum acceptible velocity to ensure reliable expansion of the 30 caliber Nolser 200 grain Accubond bullet. I am trying to figure out what would be my effective maximum range. Thanks, Rufous.
     

  2. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    I think Nosler lists them as ok down to 1600-1700 fps. I would limit them to around 2000 fps for "good" expansion on light targets. That's my 'rule-of-thumb" if you will.