Which bullet would you use? Accubond or TSX

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by CPerkins, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. CPerkins

    CPerkins Well-Known Member

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    I have two loads that are shooting consistant 1/2 moa better groups for my 284 Win. One uses a 140 gr. Barnes TSX and the other a Nosler Accubond. Each has maintained 1/2 moa out to 400 yards ( as far as I can shoot at the range I have access to).

    Which bullet would you use for whitetails ranging from 30 to 500+ yards?
     
  2. NYLES

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    What grain is the AB? Either will be a good choice I have them in 168 TSX and 180 AB for my 300 WM I also use the 140 AB in my 270 and will be used in my 270AM as a close range bullet(out to 500). Two great bullets that will serve you well.
     

  3. CPerkins

    CPerkins Well-Known Member

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    Sorry both are the 140 gr.
     
  4. NYLES

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    Both are great whitetail bullets the AB might be a little less finiky but your shooting some good groups with both, Id say whichever you like the best!
     
  5. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    They are both great hunting bullets. Go with the one that give YOU the most confidence. If that is a wash go with the cheaper one!
     
  6. daveosok

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    Meichele

    Check your pm please

    Thanks
     
  7. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Cperkins,
    Either one will do what you require of it at the ranges listed, if you can do your part. The TSX is a little tougher bullet than the AB. Weight retention is almost 100% for the TSX and probably 75-80% for the AB (not exactly sure). This info can be found on the Nosler site I would imagine.
    I used the .25-06 100gr TSX on whitetail a few years ago and they are absolutely dead right there (DRT). I only recovered one bullet. Deer was 200yds running straight away for the woods. I recovered the bullet under the skin in his chest. I cleaned up the bullet and weighed in on my high precision lab balance and it weighed 99.805gr. Perfect mushroom.
    Can't say what the AB would have done. I haven't tried them on deer yet. JohnnyK.
     
  8. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Dave PM answered.

    Sorry guys about the highjack!
     
  9. shiredude

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    The accubond gets my vote, although I am a bit biased as I haven't shot the TSX. Got lucky and and found a load that was impressive enough not to change. I use 140 AB in my STW and could not be happier. Longest whitetail to date w/ that round is 520 yds. Stuck on opposite shoulder and recovery weight was 112 grs. I am pushing them 3300 fps out of the STW.

    By reading other posts, it doesn't sound like you will go wrong with either, hope I made your decision harder, LOL...
     
  10. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    TSX are very accurate in my guns, as this 425 yard 3 shot group will attest

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    They terminal performance of the TSX is also excelent as the picture of thie Zebra heart will attest... 338 Federal 210 TSx

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  11. drenge

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    I just shot an average sized 5 point bull elk at just over 500 yards with a 140 nosler ab from my 7mm Rem. It ran 35 yards and dropped. The bullet penetrated the fron shoulder and blew up inside. I've liked the nosler ab's...
     
  12. BrandonA

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    Shoot whatever you like they'll both perform well...I'm a big TSX guy so I'm partial and will say shoot TSX, but the Accubonds shoot really well too!
    Good shooting jwp, TSX's do perform...
     
  13. CPerkins

    CPerkins Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the replys. My dad has a 280 rem that really liked the TSX and not the accubond. I loaded the TSX for him and loaded the Accubonds in my 284. I figure that we can try both this year and see how we like the results of each. I might even load up a few of the TSX and try them as well since they hit exactly .5 inch below the accubonds @ 100 yards.
     
  14. Cold Trigger Finger

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    For me it's an easy choice TSX all the way. If I'm planning on eating what I shoot definatly the Barnes. They kill great but don't blood shock the meat. What is inside the wound channel is destroyed and what is outside of the 1-4" dia. Wound channel is good eating.
    So far, all wound channels are directly proportional to the diameter and speed of the X bullet and the hardness of the animal.