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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by urbaneruralite, Jul 21, 2019.
Do Accubond tend to group similarly to the same weight Ballistic Tip?
That's asking, "Because I like apple fritters, will I enjoy lemon jelly donuts?"
How agreeable a consumer of a thing, be it your mouth or your rifle, will be to a particular thing has no bearing on if it'll like something else entirely which happens to share 1 similarity but which also has 100 differences
They have for me.
Same overall length
Same bearing surface
I don't meant to be a contrarian, and maybe I've just been lucky, but I'm curious what the 100 differences are @BallisticsGuy - very much value your contributions here!
Talked with Nosler several months ago on this subject and the tech told me they are the same bullet only one has a bonded core and the other does not I have shot them side by side and if there is a difference it would be very marginal as I don't see any difference on paper with the same load
same published bc too (both inflated)
Same load data and published velocity for identical loads by nosler.
But of course, the accubonds all have white tips and the b-tips are all different colours. And if hornady has taught us anything it’s that the tip is all important! The white tips will not heat up in the sunlight as much and won’t melt as fast. This is the single biggest advantage of accubond bullets over all the others. (Hoping my sarcasm is obvious)
They both shoot nearly identical in two of my rifles at 100 yds. I have not shot the NBTs at distance to compare though.
Yes, I can use the same load and brass with 180gr Accubonds/Ballistic Tips in my 300 and have almost identical POI.
This doesn't happen in every cartridge, however.
I have used 95 grain NBTs and 115 grain NBTs in my .243s and my .25-06, respectively for several years and still do. Plus, I was able to get a really good deal on them from Midway and stocked up. Anyway, my first experience with the Accubond was in my 6.5-284 (130 grain) and man does it shoot! I use the same bullet in my 6.5 ([email protected]&#%Moore) and it shoots great out of that too. The terminal performance does not disappoint from either bullet, either. I was a bit surprised to see that the Accubond is subject to limited production and seasonal availability so if you do adopt it as your “go-to” bullet, stock up while you can!
The Accubond and Ballistic Tip have shot similar for me when shot from a 280AI and a 30-280AI.
Well, then the obvious questions that have to be asked are:
1) Why haven’t they discontinued the white tips?
2) Why don’t they offer a rainbow- tipped option?
It's a beautiful world!
Well, not exactly “ROYGBIV” but that’s a start!
Actually they do have O now, 22cal is orange. The rainbow is complete!
I can reload and shoot with confidence now! Thank you Hand Skills!