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Thread: .308 125gn Accubond Bushpig loads

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    Has anyone had any issues with temp sensitivity with the stout H335 charges?

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    changing the 308 into the 284 just involved getting a hold of a tikka 708 barrel and getting a smith to rechamber and fit it. I installed a long action bolt stop and a long action mag. cost me $500 all up (already had a mag and got a barrel for $200). Definitely worth the effort!

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    It's always intrigued me why people want to go to light projectiles.
    What will a 120-130 grain projectile in a 308 do that a 150 wont?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    It's always intrigued me why people want to go to light projectiles.
    What will a 120-130 grain projectile in a 308 do that a 150 wont?
    The lighter bullet will get good speeds out of a short barrel and therefore a good trajectory and killing power over moderate ranges.

    If standard 20" barrel then yes 150s are the way to go.
    15 or 16" and the lighter projectiles have a use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    The lighter bullet will get good speeds out of a short barrel and therefore a good trajectory and killing power over moderate ranges.

    If standard 20" barrel then yes 150s are the way to go.
    15 or 16" and the lighter projectiles have a use.
    Yeah not sure myself.

    I have a 16" 308
    Both at 400 Yards both actual loads:
    125 AB doing 3000 needs 6.8 MOA ups for impact v of 1937 with e of 1038
    165 BT doing 2650 needs 8.2 MOA ups for impact v of 1912 with e of 1340

    I just run the big dogs now.
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    This has intrigued me too...

    Reading the nz hunter article on reloading for the 308 bushpig they got a 150gn Accubond doing 2820fps... they didn't end up using it as they thought it was too slow for long range with the Accubonds.... 2820fps is factory std out of a 22'' barrel! Why not use some thing more frangible like a sst or even a SP? Should work ok from point blank to 300 ok?

    The numbers look better when run through the calculator albeit with a wee bit more drop but sod all..

    Might have to have a play!

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    I'm sort of in between both camps. I've got a 17" barrel 308 with a dpt suppressor. Been running 125 accubonds at 3000fps with no pressure signs. Leaves me Wondering how some of the heavier projectiles would perform.

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    @Gibo what powder you using with the 165gr BT's?

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    @Gibo what powder you using with the 165gr BT's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    @Gibo what powder you using with the 165gr BT's?
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    The std accubonds are quite a hard projectile, they need some speed to work well which is why they probably didn't use the 150gn.
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Well, trip to the range this weekend was productive...

    Comfortably got the 125gr AB's doing 3000fps and 150gr BT's doing 2860fps! Both just under MOA accuracy, not bad for a 16" tube!

    Think my plan is going to be to load some 150gr AB's for close range bush work this roar and 150gr BT's for any longer shots (>100m)

    Think this should work well with luck.

    Thanks for the help so far chaps!
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    Nice, what powder was that with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Nice, what powder was that with?
    @Gibo H335
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Nice, what powder was that with?
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