View Full Version : Nosler Accubond Experiences

08-20-2003, 02:57 PM
I just ordered some of the 200 grain 30 caliber accubonds for my 30-338. Has anyone had any successes with any of the accubond bullets out there?

08-21-2003, 07:21 AM
I just loaded some of the 225 grain 338 bullets but have not had the chance to shoot them yet. I'll let you know when I do. Jim

08-21-2003, 07:33 AM
I was really excited about this bullet till I learned my Model 70 Classic SS magazine box is a little too short for these long for weight, high ballistic coeffecient bullets.

Used as single shots, seated roughly .30" off the lands, they shot great at +/- 2850 fps out of a 26" barrel.

As for bullet integrity, they retained around 55% of their original weight as compared to 70% for 250 gr. Partitions in my very un-scientific test medium - a 3/4" plywood target stand and backdrop of very hard, dry, black clay type soil.

I know these bullets, as all bullets, would retain more weight when going thru hide, bone and muscle intsead of plywood!

08-21-2003, 10:55 AM
What is the composition of these bullets? I use 200 gr. NP and love the performance. Is this a new bullet they have introduced to complete with the barnes X or trohy bonded bear claws?

08-21-2003, 11:25 AM
It is designed to compete with Swift's Scirocco--bonded lead core with poly tip and boattail.

08-21-2003, 02:53 PM
Shu, Thanks for the info. I will have to try some in the 180gr. to 200gr. class. They should be very accurate.

08-21-2003, 04:18 PM
I just loaded up 15 for this Saturday. I happen to have a pretty long magazine in my Model 70 and have them seated out to 3.53". The ballistic coefficient is .586 so they should be excellent for long range work if I can get them to fly good. The initial reviews on weight retention seem to indicate that they will be satisfactory for any close range shots that present themselves. I am anxious to hear how the 338s shoot as I also have a 340 that I might try them in. I'll post how I do on Saturday if I can get out and would appreciate any other range data that is collected. Thank you, Kurt

08-22-2003, 07:08 AM
I just got the new Rifle magazine yesterday and read about boattail vs. flatbase bullets. Ross is as good as ever! I would recommend it because it covers what we are talking about. Jim

08-25-2003, 07:21 AM
I went out and shot them this weekend. They worked wonderfully. They are hitting the same place my 250 grain Patition load is hitting and I can ring the 9 inch gong at 300 yards with it every time. I think I will try them out on caribou next month. I'll let you know how they work. Jim

08-26-2003, 03:09 AM
Jim, That sounds great. I was unable to get out this weekend but will post some results on the 200 grain 30 cal bullets soon. Good shooting. Kurt

Brian in WY
08-26-2003, 12:14 PM
Please keep us posted guys. I have a 300. weath.mag I would like to try these bullets in. Sounds like they might be good for elk, mullies, and speed goats.

Good luck on the caribou Jim.


08-30-2003, 11:19 AM
Brian, I just got done shooting the 200 grain accubonds in my Douglas barreled Model 70. The rate of twist is 1:10 and the barrel length is 24.5". Shooting maximum loads of RL25, I got speeds of 3000 fps. The neat thing was they shot slightly better than my favorite 200 grain sierra boattails. Two different 4 shot groups went into .6 to .7 inches. I am going to tweak my powder charge a bit to try and get it to .5", but heck I'm pretty happy with those groups.

I have had excellent luck with RL25 in my 340 and several friends have done great things with it in their 300 Weatherbys. Best of luck on what looks like a great bullet. Kurt

Brian in WY
09-04-2003, 10:46 AM
Thanks Kurt!!

Can't wait to see what you guys discover on your hunts. The ultimate test of any bullet---- ON GAME-----

Good luck guys!!