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Re: accubond bullet [Re: 1234] #15261175 09/26/20
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Re: accubond bullet [Re: 1234] #15261545 09/27/20
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My 270 was OK with 130 and 150's.

Saw a guy in our deer club kill a nice deer with a 110g Sierra, tried those and got very small groups

top end loads of R#17 and Win 760 both shot sub 1/2" groups at 3300. Shot a few deer but did not get complete penetration on one shot, so went to the 110g TTSX, groups got smaller, and brother, do these bullets drop deer! [email protected]

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I bought a M-70 in 270 for a donor action, screwed up and shot it, the load was 110gr TTSX's over RL-17 for 3500 fps, not a typo, accurate as hell, never shot anything with that rifle/load, it remains one of the hardest projects I had to do, sending it off to be torn down for the original build was tough, have no doubt those blue tipped speed demons would be fast hard killers.


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Only one animal with the Accubond bullets. The 165 gr. .30 caliber at about 2880 FPS from my 30-06 into a cow elk at about 100 yards give or take ten yards. Elk was quartering away and the bullet hit in the short rids and ended up in what was left of the left lung. The elk went maybe 30-40 feet and collapsed. She did require a finisher. The bullets were never recovered.
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Re: accubond bullet [Re: 1234] #15263849 09/27/20
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These threads are always interesting,. Killed my first big game animal with an AccuBond in 2004, and since then have taken a bunch more--and also been standing alongside hunting partners who took quite a few.

The bullets have included the 130 and 140-grain 6.5mm, 140 .270, 140 and 160 7mm, 150 and 180 .30, 225 .338, 250 9.3mm, and 260 .375. The cartridges have included the .260 Remington, 6.5-.284 Norma, .270 Winchester, .270 WSM, .308 Win.. 300 WSM, .300 Win. Magnum, .338 Win. Magnum, 9.3x62 Mauser, 9.3 Barsness-Sisk, .375 H&H and. 375 Ruger.

The animals have ranged in size from wolverine, baboon, pronghorn, springbok, impala, blesbok, whitetail, mule deer, various species of hartebeest, bush pig, caribou, elk, kudu, zebra, black and grizzly bear, and eland.

All the bullets have acted about like Nosler Partitions of the same caliber and weight, except a slightly higher percentage has been recovered, probably due to the wider "mushroom" of ABs. The larger, heavier bullets (such as the 225 .338, 250 9.3 and 260 .375) retained a higher percentage of weight, just as Partitions of the same caliber/weight do--around 80-85%. They are very capable of penetrating shoulders/spine--or opening widely on behind-the-shoulder lung shots.


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Re: accubond bullet [Re: 1234] #15263869 09/27/20
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I have had very good performance from the Accubond bullets, 6.5 and .338. Never lost a deer or had any issues. It has been a "go to" load in several rifles. Great accuracy, decent velocity, and terminal performance.Also never recovered a bullet, all were pass through.

Re: accubond bullet [Re: 1234] #15264653 09/28/20
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The 140 accubond has been my go to elk bullet in the 7mm-08 for my wife and kid's rifles and it has performed well on everything from antelope to elk with a mix of shoulder and rib shots. Have seen a bunch of game taken with the 140 in the .270 WSM at a variety of distances and shot angles/impact areas. They seem to be about the perfect balance of aerodynamics and terminal performance.

Worked up a 200 grain accubond load this summer for my .300 WM that previously I could not get to shoot the 180 accubond very well. Consistenly MOA or better with the 200. The long range numbers look good even at a less then impressive launch speed of 2880.

Working on a .30 Gibbs project that should be in my hands this week. Really hoping it will shoot a 165 or 180 accubond well. When I tested the rifle as a .30-06 prior to rechambering it shot the 180 Ballistic tip very well so I am optimistic.

Re: accubond bullet [Re: 1234] #15267460 09/29/20
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I like Accubonds especially the 225gn in my .35 Whelen. I've taken all my sambar deer with that bullet. The two I've recovered have retained about 70-75 percent weight and mushroomed like the ads, not that it really matters. I've also taken a bit of game (chital and pigs) with the 140gn in 7mm. I haven't recovered one of them yet. I have a heap more (.257 110gn, .264 130gn, .308 150/165/180gn, .366 250gn) but haven't taken game with them........yet.

Re: accubond bullet [Re: 1234] #15267520 09/29/20
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I have liked Nosler Accubonds ever since I started using them in my 270WSM way back in 2004. These days I use them in my 7mm/08, 308 & 270Win. In all my rifles, they shoot very accurately and kill with authority.


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Re: accubond bullet [Re: 1234] #15267529 09/29/20
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Mule Deer, I need you to use your pull with Nosler to get them to make a 100 grain or heavier Accubond in .243. A 105 would be perfect for the 6 Creed. That or get Swift to start making a 100 grain Scirocco again. Thanks as always!

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Re: accubond bullet [Re: gunner500] #15267673 09/29/20
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Originally Posted by gunner500
I'm a shoulder puncher, and not me, but an old buddy has used the 200gr Accubond in his 300 Win Mag to slay everything all over the world short of the Big 5, I initially worked up the load in his rifle, COL 3.600" with 80gr Retumbo for 3000 fps, he now has learned, and bought his own loading setup, it's a hell of a load, near or far.


That is a hell of a load indeed, if a guy can handle the recoil. I've used a lighter version, being the 160 NAB at that velocity in the 7mmRM. It's been great, both on shoulder shots and lungs.

Accubonds are almost never a bad pick. I like something a little tougher in the .25cal or under, but they have always been great game bullets in the larger calibers.


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Re: accubond bullet [Re: 1234] #15270679 09/30/20
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I've killed moose, wild cattle and DLP'd some bears with Accubonds out of a 30-06 and all worked well. I'm normally a loyal Partition guy, but find myself gravitating more toward Accubonds these days.

The Accubond I shot a 53" bull moose with 2 years ago just a few feet below me and about 3 steps out from the base of a treestand I was in doesn't look much different from the one I drilled a wild cow with on one of the nearby islands at about 200 yards.


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Re: accubond bullet [Re: 1234] #15271230 09/30/20
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I can only recall using Accubonds in my Swede. 130 grain 6.5’s... They shoot true bugholes from my Sako 5 in less than 1/2 “ consistently) and perform on deer like bullets in magazine ads. For the OP’s question, I’d say bust shoulders and get some bloodshot meat for DRT results or put it behind the shoulder for less damage and a short tracking job. Your choice.



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Re: accubond bullet [Re: 1234] #15297244 10/08/20
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I’ve used the 140 gr. Accubond out of a 270 WSM on 20+ animals ranging in size from a Corsican Ram up to a rag horn bull elk and have never recovered one yet. All good hits and a few less than perfect ones have resulted in quick kills with no tracking required. Ranges have spanned from 10-440 yards and effectiveness has been consistent across the board. Chest cavity shots reliably produce liquified lungs. Anything impacting meat does generate massive trauma and ruins some meat but that is why I aim for ribs whenever possible.

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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
These threads are always interesting,. Killed my first big game animal with an AccuBond in 2004, and since then have taken a bunch more--and also been standing alongside hunting partners who took quite a few.

The bullets have included the 130 and 140-grain 6.5mm, 140 .270, 140 and 160 7mm, 150 and 180 .30, 225 .338, 250 9.3mm, and 260 .375. The cartridges have included the .260 Remington, 6.5-.284 Norma, .270 Winchester, .270 WSM, .308 Win.. 300 WSM, .300 Win. Magnum, .338 Win. Magnum, 9.3x62 Mauser, 9.3 Barsness-Sisk, .375 H&H and. 375 Ruger.

The animals have ranged in size from wolverine, baboon, pronghorn, springbok, impala, blesbok, whitetail, mule deer, various species of hartebeest, bush pig, caribou, elk, kudu, zebra, black and grizzly bear, and eland.

All the bullets have acted about like Nosler Partitions of the same caliber and weight, except a slightly higher percentage has been recovered, probably due to the wider "mushroom" of ABs. The larger, heavier bullets (such as the 225 .338, 250 9.3 and 260 .375) retained a higher percentage of weight, just as Partitions of the same caliber/weight do--around 80-85%. They are very capable of penetrating shoulders/spine--or opening widely on behind-the-shoulder lung shots.


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Re: accubond bullet [Re: strosfann] #15297285 10/09/20
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Originally Posted by strosfann
I’ve used the 140 gr. Accubond out of a 270 WSM on 20+ animals ranging in size from a Corsican Ram up to a rag horn bull elk and have never recovered one yet. All good hits and a few less than perfect ones have resulted in quick kills with no tracking required. Ranges have spanned from 10-440 yards and effectiveness has been consistent across the board. Chest cavity shots reliably produce liquified lungs. Anything impacting meat does generate massive trauma and ruins some meat but that is why I aim for ribs whenever possible.



This pretty much mirrors my experience with them as well. This is the ONLY bullet I load in my .270 WSM.....rifle really likes them! Every critter that I've fired that rifle at has died....


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Re: accubond bullet [Re: 79S] #15297903 10/09/20
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These threads are always interesting,. Killed my first big game animal with an AccuBond in 2004, and since then have taken a bunch more--and also been standing alongside hunting partners who took quite a few.

The bullets have included the 130 and 140-grain 6.5mm, 140 .270, 140 and 160 7mm, 150 and 180 .30, 225 .338, 250 9.3mm, and 260 .375. The cartridges have included the .260 Remington, 6.5-.284 Norma, .270 Winchester, .270 WSM, .308 Win.. 300 WSM, .300 Win. Magnum, .338 Win. Magnum, 9.3x62 Mauser, 9.3 Barsness-Sisk, .375 H&H and. 375 Ruger.

The animals have ranged in size from wolverine, baboon, pronghorn, springbok, impala, blesbok, whitetail, mule deer, various species of hartebeest, bush pig, caribou, elk, kudu, zebra, black and grizzly bear, and eland.

All the bullets have acted about like Nosler Partitions of the same caliber and weight, except a slightly higher percentage has been recovered, probably due to the wider "mushroom" of ABs. The larger, heavier bullets (such as the 225 .338, 250 9.3 and 260 .375) retained a higher percentage of weight, just as Partitions of the same caliber/weight do--around 80-85%. They are very capable of penetrating shoulders/spine--or opening widely on behind-the-shoulder lung shots.


Prior to 2004, you were just a bird hunter??

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Re: accubond bullet [Re: 1234] #15315044 10/15/20
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Using a 110AB at the velocity a 270 can drive them id say a shoulder hit deer will probably drop right there... and you will probably destroy most of the shoulder meat. I’m sure a lung hit deer won’t go far. I Only used 140AB out of my 270 and I was very surprised when a normal sized Tennessee doe I shot quartering slightly away stopped the 140 AB. Range was about 95 yards and muzzle velocity was about 3015fps and I aimed for the off side shoulder.

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Originally Posted by Benbo
Using a 110AB at the velocity a 270 can drive them id say a shoulder hit deer will probably drop right there... and you will probably destroy most of the shoulder meat. I’m sure a lung hit deer won’t go far. I Only used 140AB out of my 270 and I was very surprised when a normal sized Tennessee doe I shot quartering slightly away stopped the 140 AB. Range was about 95 yards and muzzle velocity was about 3015fps and I aimed for the off side shoulder.



Am assuming the doe died pretty quickly?


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Yes! She did a hard death run of about 20 yards and hit an old fence, got tangled and that was it. Probable stayed on her feet 3 seconds total. The shot was at a pretty steep downward angle and I saw her drop. When I went to go get her, I walked straight to where I’d shot her. I was going to dig the bullet out of the dirt....I found hair and a small amount of blood but no hole containing the bullet... I looked and looked (I love seeing the recovered bullets when able). Finally gave up and went to the deer, I don’t recall the amount of blood on her short trail. When I rolled her over I felt around and found the bulge containing the bullet. Sliced her hide and there it was. A beautiful expanded accubond. Admittedly I’ve probable only shot 4-5 deer with that load and all properly hit deer died very quickly.

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