Powder recomendations 200gr. Accubond 300WM??

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  1. NorthernSniper

    NorthernSniper Well-Known Member

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    I posted this at accurate reloading thought I would try longrangehuntng as well [​IMG]. Anybody have any powder recomendations for the 200gr. Accubond 300WM. I have a Sako Hunter 75 SS on the way and would like to break her in with 200gr. Accubonds. Anybody have any powder recomendations for an accuracy load? How many fps do you get with your load? Thanks for any comments or info! [​IMG]
     
  2. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    We shot that bullet from 100 out to 1000 last fall, it dropped exactly with the 200 grain Match King and stayed with it for accuracy also in the particular rifle being tested.

    Here are the drops for the 200 Accubond from that new Savage heavy barrel, the laminated model with Accutrigger. The load was a near max charge of H-1000, you could easily work it up for your rifle using Hodgdon data.

    ZEROS
    200 zero +1.00
    300 zero +3.00
    400 zero +5.75
    500 zero +8.25
    600 zero +10.50
    700 zero +13.00
    800 zero +16.25
    900 zero +19.00
    1000 zero +22.00
    Believe the fellow was using Win. brass and primers.
    Good luck.
     
  3. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    We shot that bullet from 100 out to 1000 last fall, it dropped exactly with the 200 grain Match King and stayed with it for accuracy also in the particular rifle being tested.

    Here are the drops for the 200 Accubond from that new Savage heavy barrel, the laminated model with Accutrigger. The load was a near max charge of H-1000, you could easily work it up for your rifle using Hodgdon data.

    ZEROS
    200 zero +1.00
    300 zero +3.00
    400 zero +5.75
    500 zero +8.25
    600 zero +10.50
    700 zero +13.00
    800 zero +16.25
    900 zero +19.00
    1000 zero +22.00
    Believe the fellow was using Win. brass and primers.
    Good luck.
     
  4. NorthernSniper

    NorthernSniper Well-Known Member

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    I don't own a chrono yet so I was hoping to get some fps info @ so many gr. of powder as well so I can figure out my bullet drop at different ranges. Any info greatly appreciated, I was hoping to load to 2850 - 2900 fps. [​IMG]
     
  5. rufous

    rufous Well-Known Member

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    I have shot the 200 Accubond in my 300 Win Mag using up to 79 grains of H1000. That is a hot load (3030 fps) so start low and work up. I have also tried up to 82 grains of Ramshot Magnum for the same velocity, but again it is max (probably both are over max) in my rifle. No blown primers, no ejector blade marks on the case head but they are definately hot. Rufous.
     
  6. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    RE 22, 71grs, .5" groups at 100yds.
    Chris
     
  7. mt rancher

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    I've had good luck with 66 gr. H4350, fed 210m, win brass, COL 3.425". 2890 fps out of 24" Winchester M70. Not a max load in my rifle but best accuracy. Friend shot a 5 X 6 bull last fall at 431 yards with this load. No complaints!!
     
  8. 4ked Horn

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    Northernsniper.

    My buddy and forum member Gonehuntingagain shoots a 300 with 200 gr accubonds. I will send him an email and tell him to find this post and see if he can help you out.

    I am going to post a series of pictures of a gong we shot at a few weeks ago. The coolest hits were from his 300 accubond load at a mere 100 yds.

    I will post it here in Bullets barrels and ballistics. Hopefully tonight.

    [ 03-09-2004: Message edited by: 4ked Horn ]
     
  9. NorthernSniper

    NorthernSniper Well-Known Member

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    4ked Horn That would be very helpful especialy if fps is in the info, I don't have a chrono yet. So far 71gr Reloader 22 looks like it has given most of the people that responded the best results. [​IMG]
     
  10. jbubb

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    I am also working on the 300win is everyone setting their bullets .20 off the lands? form what I'm hearing this is where the greatest accuracy is acheived? And if everyone is using R-22 with 71 grains is their any drop charts out there for this load? Thanks jason
     
  11. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    jbubb
    I seat mine so they just fit in the mag. of my Savage 112bvss. I use it for hunting first, shooting little group at the range is just an added bonus. As for the drop chart I haven't had a chance to work past 400 yds., but out that far they seem to run awfully close to Ian's chart above.
    Chris
     
  12. gonehuntingagain

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    In my Win M70 300 mag, factory barrel with the BOSS, I use 69gr IMR4350 and get 2950fps with the 200gr Accubond, seated to mag length - it doesn't matter if it is 80F or 20F outside either. With a 200 yd zero, my actual drops are (in MOA):
    250 -0.5
    300 -2
    350 -2.5
    400 -4
    I haven't worked on ranges past 400 (yet!), and probably won't until I get a real scope on it.
    I worked up to this load, and it doesn't show pressure signs in my gun. I found this load in a very old manual (Speer #3).

    As for not having a chronograph, use the velocities that people are listing here to plug into a ballistics calculator, then go out and find out what your real drops are. Mine were different than what the calculator said they should be, some by quite a bit.
    These new accubonds are awesome - I was shooting 165gr ballistic tips (3200 fps) with a 100 yard zero - I had to adjust my scope DOWN 6" for the accubonds to be zeroed at 100. I just want to see what they will do to an Elk now [​IMG]