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.243 Win 90gr Accubond #14175082 10/03/19
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You guys that use this combo, does this bullet open pretty fast or is it slower than the Ballistic Tip? Curious...

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Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14175165 10/03/19
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I would say a little slower, have you considered the 80 Barnes? My grandkids use that bullet to great effect on deer and pigs!

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The accubond is essentially a BT with about 2/3 of the jacket bonded to the core. How fast they open in order would be BT, LRAB, Accubond and Partition but all four or more alike than different. Most casual post postmortems I can not tell the difference. Only on larger game the Partition can give a slightly smaller exit if the nose core is shed and the jacket flattens back along the bullet shank. This usually doesn't happen on deer.

I have not shot the 90-6mm as I have a big stash of 95 grain BT that I like, but I have been pleased with the ABs I have shot in 6.5, 270 & 7mm and will use them with no reservations. Should be good to go for the 6mms.

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Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14177241 10/04/19
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Thanks guys. I was thinking about getting one of those 22" barreled Mod 7s in .243, but I found a 240W instead. I like both rounds, have owned several in the past. I just like the '06 case sized ( or close) for deer and beating the wind out here. The last antelope I shot was with the 90gr BT from a 6mm/284 ( ala 240W) and it was very destructive. I have a good friend who uses nothing but the Nosler 95 Partition in his 240W, has even taken several big bull elk with it! I figure the 90 AB should be pretty wicked, yet hold together.

Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14177334 10/04/19
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We have taken deer with this bullet using both the .243 and 6mm Remington. One of my favorite bullets - both accurate and effective. Have taken probably 8-10 deer using the 90 gr. AB (most out of the 6mm Rem.) and all have exited. Our daughter got the buck in my avatar using this bullet out of a 6mm Rem. Deer was quartering away at 245 yards and it still exited the opposite shoulder.

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Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14178710 10/05/19
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Hanco- It was back in the 90's when I bought my first 240W. I handloaded the then available Barnes 90X bullet. I killed a coyote with it up here, then took it to Texas and killed some axis deer with it. My 2nd one I really had built for my one and only grandson when he was about 5 years old. It was a model 700 with a Shilen #2 in a Remington synthetic Mountain Rifle stock (the Ti model I think?) anyhow, I loaded the Nosler 95 bt for it but never killed anything with it. Liberal daughter then had a brain f--t and didn't "any guns" in her home ( except the one I made her husband keep for HD .357!) so I sold it. Like many, should have kept it. smile

Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14178834 10/05/19
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I've read where the 95 SST is a supposedly a good bullet in the 240W? I'm think of a wind bucking coyote load yet will "work OK" on deer? OTOH, one group of guys use the Nosler 70 BT for this same purpose. I was kind of surprised to read that one. smile

Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14179293 10/05/19
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both my grandsons are 6 for 6 with 90gr accubond,s and Hybrid 100.

Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14181227 10/06/19
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una- this is in a .243? What distances where they shooting the deer? I have always read where the Sierra 85 hp was a good one in the .243 too, but that has been more for Southern WT.

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100 to 200 yds--yes 243.

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Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14181716 10/06/19
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Originally Posted by Jim_Knight
una- this is in a .243? What distances where they shooting the deer? I have always read where the Sierra 85 hp was a good one in the .243 too, but that has been more for Southern WT.


I have used the 85 grain Sierra HPBT on coyotes and deer 'cause they are really accurate in every rifle/cartridge combination that I've tried them in, but I have decided that they are a little too fragile for deer, so I have moved on to more ruggedly constructed bullets like the ABs and Partitions when I want to shoot deer with .243" bore rifles.

Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14182097 10/06/19
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There is also the 90gr E-Tip, which is about the same length and profile as the 95gr NBT. Decent BC as well. I've been saying for a couple of years that I was going to try them out and I finally loaded some up the other day for my daughter's 20" .243 youth 700. They are doing right at 3,000fps and I am thinking they won't bounce off. I'd certainly give it a look in the .240wby. I shoot the 100gr .257 version at 3,330fps and it is a mean little bullet.


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Thanks guys. I have some Sierra 85 HPBTs and I ordered some 87gr Hornady HPs to try. I shot the 68gr Hornady HP in a 22-250 AI fast twist and it wicked.

Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14183956 10/07/19
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Originally Posted by Jim_Knight
Thanks guys. I was thinking about getting one of those 22" barreled Mod 7s in .243, but I found a 240W instead. I like both rounds, have owned several in the past. I just like the '06 case sized ( or close) for deer and beating the wind out here. The last antelope I shot was with the 90gr BT from a 6mm/284 ( ala 240W) and it was very destructive. I have a good friend who uses nothing but the Nosler 95 Partition in his 240W, has even taken several big bull elk with it! I figure the 90 AB should be pretty wicked, yet hold together.


The 90AB is not tough enough for the 240Wby, not even close. I shot two 8pts and a doe with them and they were like varmint bullets at that speed, no exits and shallow penetration. On one buck with a broadside rib impact the bullet did nothing to the offside ribs, just mush and bullet frags inside.

My brother uses them at 3150MV in a 6 Rem and they behave much better at the lower MV. I loaded them for my boy's 243 this year and expect good performance at 2800.

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Originally Posted by Reloader7RM
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The 90AB is not tough enough for the 240Wby, not even close. I shot two 8pts and a doe with them and they were like varmint bullets at that speed, no exits and shallow penetration. On one buck with a broadside rib impact the bullet did nothing to the offside ribs, just mush and bullet frags inside.



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It's possible you got a hold of the un-bonded Accubond. John Barsness has posted several times about a Nosler employee who thought he could speed up production and these resulted in no bonding. The Accubond with out the bonding would be as or more violent than a BT.


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The 90AB is not tough enough for the 240Wby, not even close. I shot two 8pts and a doe with them and they were like varmint bullets at that speed, no exits and shallow penetration. On one buck with a broadside rib impact the bullet did nothing to the offside ribs, just mush and bullet frags inside.



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It's possible you got a hold of the un-bonded Accubond. John Barsness has posted several times about a Nosler employee who thought he could speed up production and these resulted in no bonding. The Accubond with out the bonding would be as or more violent than a BT.


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I highly doubt that as one of the partial recovered jackets had a very, very thin smear of lead. They are great bullets at normal speeds, I've loaded 100s of them. 3500fps is hell on a bullet. At least with a NPT or TSX the shank will give full penetration.

Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14186455 10/08/19
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I'm pretty sure that, for deer, I would go with Barnes or something like the Partition, just because I'm a little "OCD" on reliability, ha. smile

Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14201892 10/14/19
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Good to know on the 90 gr. Accubond, I think Nosler puts the optimal velocity at 1,900 - 3,200 fps. Maybe they know something.

I think the smaller the caliber the more critical bullet selection is. Can't go wrong with the NPT or the Monos. I like the partitions because they open so easily and this could help with quicker kills, but hard to tell when these and the monos usually put them down in 30 feet or less.


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Re: .243 Win 90gr Accubond [Re: Jim_Knight] #14201930 10/14/19
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95 NBT is my go to in 6BR and 243 for all ranges, in a 240 I might go 80 TTSX.......but longer shots Mono needs speed to expand.....

A Swift 90 might be more reliable than those Noz that might not be bonded. Really high speeds put a lot of stress on bullets....

Partitions will be a bit slower if 100gr and do well to most normal shots in your 240.

In that case capacity - personally I'd rather a 6.5 or 7mm bore.


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