Nosler Accubond

bearhtr2

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Wanted feedback on bullet performance. Anybodybused both the Nosler accubond and long range version???? Pics of results?
 

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7mm RUM at 300yds 140gr AB 3200ish fps....quartering away...just a little.

6.5-06 130gr AB DRT 307yds a nice buck last season...nice wound channel with golf ball size exit. Sorry no pics.
 

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Yes sir. I have the 129 6.5 LRAB's but have not put a bullet on bone yet.

Edit; I thought had both only have the 129gr
 
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Plinker147

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Shot two cow elk and 1 antelope last year with 129's LRAB out of 6.5 at 3000fps. All one shot kills. Both elk were broadside heart/lung area shots, bullets stop on just under off side hide on both. I didn't weigh the bullets but they were around 60-70%. Antelope was high shoulder and it passed through. I posted a picture on another thread about BT and LRABS.
 

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I did a test with my 6.5-06 with 142 grain lrab started at 2950fps. I wrapped an elk femur in a couple layers of cardboard and then taped the femur to a water jug and stacked two more jugs behind it and shot it from 40 yards.
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Went though 1st jug and dumped shrapnel in second jug and went into 3rd jug and poked a hole on backside of 3rd jug but didn’t have enough to pass through. That’s 3 feet of water jugs
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Here’s the pass through of femur.
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142 grain lrab retained 63 grains. I’d have no problem dumping one into an elk
 

bearhtr2

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great test. I agree. I think it will work. I have heard the LRAB will mushroom easier and not retain as much weight. That was why I was curious if anyone had used both and what difference in bullets they observed.
 

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great test. I agree. I think it will work. I have heard the LRAB will mushroom easier and not retain as much weight. That was why I was curious if anyone had used both and what difference in bullets they observed.
The regular accubond retains a little more weight
 

Shortmagman

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I load for a number of my deer hunter friends and the bullet I use most of the time is the regular Nosler Accubond, so I have shot or have seen over 20 deer shot with this bullet. I say it is our favorite deer bullet from 30 yards to 400.

Last year I decide to try the 150 LR Accubond in my 280 Rem.. I took a small doe, about (100 lbs) at 104 yards. I found there to be quite a bit of difference between the two bullets. The regular accubond does retain more weight and it also seem to penetrate more. The LR destroyed the shoulder of this small deer. I think the regular accubond would have done less damage because it would not have expanded as quickly and as much. Both would have killed the deer.

I have concluded that for deer up to 300-400 yds I will use the regular accubond. For longer shots the LR should work fine.
 

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