142gr 6.5 Accubond LR with BC of .719!?!?!?!?!

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  1. o2bwest

    o2bwest Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one that finds the BC of the new 142 Grainers hard to believe? How does a 142gr 6.5 have a BC of .719 when the 160gr Matrix bullet only has a BC of .685?
     
  2. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    I would think it might be a tad over estimated. I know the 150gr. .277" NABLR actual BC is not what is advertised.

    I would like to see a 142 TMK though.
     
  3. .284

    .284 Well-Known Member

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    Nosler has been over exaggerating their BC's as long as I can remember.
     
  4. TXAoudadKlr

    TXAoudadKlr Well-Known Member

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    I don't buy it. That's like the 210's having a .730bc and the sleeker 230 Berger has and advertised .743bc.
     
  5. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I'd bet they will be in the same BC range as the Berger and JLK(.640BC) bullets. The 210 LRAB, with it's equally overoptimistic BC claim is actually about the same as the 210 Berger VLD.
     
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  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Most bullet makers over state BCs because they calculate them and of course use the highest BC
    (Which was at the perfect conditions and not normal for most applications and altitudes).

    The best way to find the BCs of a bullet is to shoot it in your rifle under normal conditions that you would encounter and with a good velocity you can plot the trajectory and end up with the actual BC
    of a bullet.

    Don't get caught up in the numbers game with bullets because it could be different from rifle to rifle
    using the same bullet.

    It can be misleading if used improperly. I live on the gulf coast where the altitude is 18 ft and the humidity is 98 to 100% most of the time and the numbers don't mean very much. so I test all of the bullets for accurate BCs based on drop charts.

    Just my opinion

    J E CUSTOM
     
  7. jrsolocam

    jrsolocam Banned

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    According to the work Bryan Litz did on the ABLR's, 6 out of 11 bullets had the BC inflated by 9-10%. That would put the real BC at .647 or so, inline with what others have said here.
     
  8. Matt27

    Matt27 Well-Known Member

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    I highly doubt its higher than the Berger 140gr hybrid at G1 .624