Nosler accubond failure

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by wvhunter92, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. wvhunter92

    wvhunter92 Well-Known Member

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    I've got about 3 boxes of .338 225gr accubonds that the tips are breaking off of. I mean just barely touch some of them and they crumble. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this sort of thing. I was also wondering how nosler was on backing up their product.

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  2. moosehead7

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    Yeah my friend has a 7 mm and when he would chamber a loaded accubond round, then extract it without firing it a few tips were busted, I wonder how bad the accuracy would have been.:)
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I had some years ago do it in the mag box under recoil and a few in my back pack. But have not seen it again for years. I would say a bad run in the plastic tips and Nossler would surely want to know and make it right.

    Jeff
     
  4. wvhunter92

    wvhunter92 Well-Known Member

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    It was causing a .25 moa rifle to throw them out past 1.25 moa. I would say it would be alot worse at long range as I suspect the BC would be alot different
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I had that happen on some factory loaded .257 Wby Mag rounds with 110gr Accubonds. I just pullet the bullet and chunked it in a drawer, dumped the powder and used the brass for another load.
     
  6. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Interesting... never have seen that myself and I use both the 140 gr 7mm ab and the 338 225 gr ab. Wouldn't put it past anyone though as we did see that with early hdy tipped varmint pills in 24 cal. Loose and brittle tips. Like Broz said I'd give 'em a ring; they'll most likely make it right with you.
     
  7. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    I have had .308 cal 180 gr accubonds where about 1/4 of them the tips fell off in th box new . Have had many times where the tips fall off in the mag. Pretty annoying if you ask me.....I even had a new box of 165 gr accubonds brand new box from store that looked corroded and green and lots of tips looked corroded away... Hope these problems stop because I have had great accuracy with them
     
  8. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    Had that happen to me. They told me they had a bad lot go out the door. They sent me a free replacemnt box
     
  9. wvhunter92

    wvhunter92 Well-Known Member

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    I spoke with nosler customer service today. They had me email pictures of the bullets, and I did they are sending me 3 new boxes as soon as they make another run of them. Very pleased with their customer service. Thanks to all who replied
     
  10. peashooter

    peashooter Well-Known Member

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    I believe everyone makes mistakes. I always pay attention to how the problems are resolved. It looks like Nosler has taken care of the problem in a respectable manner.