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    7mm long range accubonds

    Has any body any expenses in using the 150grn nobler long range accubonds on reds and sika? Have a full packet lying around but would.be interested in any real world experiences before committing to developing a load only to find they are average on deer. Especially since components are so hard to get at the moment.
    Cheers guys.

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    There was a write up on them recently, not sure if it were the 150gr or 168gr. My mate has a load in his 270win with the 150s and seems to do really well, think the longest so far has been nudging on 600yds.

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    I've run them in 7mm08, work well on reds. Can be trickie getting them to shoot well. They have a rep as a fussy projectile.

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    @Gkp uses the 168s out of a 7mmsaum and dominates animal's @stagstalker uses the 142s in a 260 and again has shot a shitload of fallow with them and even a massive red up close
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    Haven’t used the 7mm ones but as Superdiver said I run the 6.5mm 142s in my 260. Apart from being the worst projectile I have done load development with (I almost gave up but got there in the end), they work awesome on game. Shot lots of sika at ranges from 20 - 570 yards and a big red stag at 30yards that dropped dead. For terminal performance I rate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stagstalker View Post
    Haven’t used the 7mm ones but as Superdiver said I run the 6.5mm 142s in my 260. Apart from being the worst projectile I have done load development with (I almost gave up but got there in the end), they work awesome on game. Shot lots of sika at ranges from 20 - 570 yards and a big red stag at 30yards that dropped dead. For terminal performance I rate them.
    So what was your reason for almost giving up on them?? So what did you change to get them shooting better???

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    Quote Originally Posted by matagouri View Post
    So what was your reason for almost giving up on them?? So what did you change to get them shooting better???
    I almost gave up because I couldn’t get them shooting well. But eventually I cracked the code by working out the fine line they liked between seating depth and powder charge. Used almost a box of projectiles mucking around trying to make them work.

    55 thou jump, 48.6gr Rel 26 (260).

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    Quote Originally Posted by stagstalker View Post
    I almost gave up because I couldn’t get them shooting well. But eventually I cracked the code by working out the fine line they liked between seating depth and powder charge. Used almost a box of projectiles mucking around trying to make them work.
    55 thou jump, 48.6gr Rel 26 (260).

    interesting - my 7mm08 likes them at ~40thou jump
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    The 175 gr works well in my 7 mm Mag on a couple of reds so far.

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    As Chainsaw says, a lot of guns just plain don't like them. Fortunately, my .280 Ackley does like the 150s @ 3130 and it deals death to sika and occasionally reds. Longest so far 565yds, most 300-450 at my main spot and it levels them.
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    Has anyone found a particular jump that seems to be the goldilocks zone? I want to look at using them in a 284 Tikka t3x with Norma brass and have a few tubs of win 760 and a tub of superformance to try.
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    Most people try and then give up on the 7mm 168g LR's

    They just don't stabilise properly in a standard twist barrel.

    There is some very good information re these on the main American LR forums you can easily search up.

    I did buy some once but after reading that years ago and following the results of a number of NZ long range shooters I didn't even bother trying them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackfern View Post
    Has anyone found a particular jump that seems to be the goldilocks zone? I want to look at using them in a 284 Tikka t3x with Norma brass and have a few tubs of win 760 and a tub of superformance to try.
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    based on limited info ábove I'd start with 40 or 50 thou jump. The Superformance powder would be my pick for your 284.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackfern View Post
    Has any body any expenses in using the 150grn nobler long range accubonds on reds and sika? Have a full packet lying around but would.be interested in any real world experiences before committing to developing a load only to find they are average on deer. Especially since components are so hard to get at the moment.
    Cheers guys.
    What are you launching them out of?
    I shot a heap of reds with 150gr LR accubond out of a 7mm saum the results were all impressive all boom flops.

    Sent from my SM-G986B using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    What are you launching them out of?
    I shot a heap of reds with 150gr LR accubond out of a 7mm saum the results were all impressive all boom flops.

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    Tikka t3x 284. 18 inch barrel. Been reading to much NZ Hunter and the forum and got a keen on to own a Tikka in 284. It just turned up from the south island this week. It will be wearing a delta titanium 4 to 24 that I bought from @Sarvo

 

 

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