O.K. tried Barnes TSX , any suggestions on another #1 bullet???/

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by NorthernSniper, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. NorthernSniper

    NorthernSniper Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm about to give up on Barnes TSX bullets, I think they could be the most accurate hunting bullet made ( the ogive profile is very similar to the SMK ) but not working out for me. What other premium hunting bullet is known for pin point accuracy ?? in 30 cal 168gr ? I'm shooting them out of a 308 WarBird so they will have to be capable of withstanding high velocity impact. I would like to have the accuracy performance so that I can reach out and touch something like an Elk or Moose. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    Try the 200gr Accubond and Retumbo. It's proven very accurate in a number of rifles, I've only heard of two that didn't do well with the combo, and about 20-30 that did do well, so...
     

  3. GRainwater

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    I second Brent's Accubond suggestion. Looking forward to getting and trying 180gr Accubond. The 200's work well in two different rifles I've tried.
     
  4. Guest

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    If you want something closer to the 168g try the hornady interbond in 165g. If they work for you and you want something a little less tough for smaller game use the hornady sst 165g. The sst and interbond are the same on the outside and have the same BC so you can ues the same load and drops for both bullets.
     
  5. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for the 200gr Accubond, 7 one shot kills this deer season from 40 yds to 315 yds.
    Chris
     
  6. ktg

    ktg Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried any other weights of Triple Shocks? My rifle didn't like the 150's at all but the 168's shoot great. Maybe yours would like the 150's or 180's.

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  7. tomahawk #1

    tomahawk #1 Active Member

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    Another vote for accubonds as well, 30 and 338 cal.

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  8. NorthernSniper

    NorthernSniper Well-Known Member

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    My rifle didn't like the 150 TSX either nor the 180's but does like the 168's. Problem is I'm getting pressure signs at minimum loads ect. apparently some types of rifling does not work well with the solid copper bullets. [​IMG]
     
  9. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    200g Accubonds and H-1000 work very well for me and my .300 RUM, 1.5" 3 shot group at 525 yards.
     
  10. Guest

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    Is there much difference between the interbond and the accubond?
     
  11. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    I have found accuracy to be pretty close with both, they are both excellent. I expect it is fair to say that the Interbond will shoot at least as well as the SST and the Accubond will be at least as accurate as the Ballistic Tips. They are somewhat different in retained weight objectives. Hornady is striving for the high 70's to low 80 % retained weight, with expansion initiating and well underway in about four inches from impact. Nosler is going with slightly lower retained weight and at least as quick initiation of expansion.

    Which is the more accurate bullet? Very tough to say, would be determined by your barrel. I have been getting sub 1/2" five shot groups with both. Have shot a lot of 150 and 165 Interbonds in the .308 Win. and the 200 Accubonds in my .300 WIn. and also another fellows Savage heavy barrel. The 200 Accubonds tracked almost perfectly with 200 Sierra Match Kings out of his rifle out to 1000 yards and they were amazingly accurate all the way.
    Nosler originally entered the market with fairly heavy bullets in the Accubond line, intended for big magnums and big critters. Hornady went with lighter bullets with their Interbonds and they are obviously after deer sized critters.
    Was told that for some reason, some of these bonded bullets are actually shooting better test groups than comparable non-bonded from the same manufacturer.
    Newest .30 cal bullet is a wicked looking 180 Accubond from Nosler. Have them but have not shot any groups yet, too damn cold.