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Jul-30-17, 
02:07 PM (MST)
"200 grain nosler accubonds"

Anybody shoot these out of a 300 win mag?

What kind of accuracy (good or bad)?

Real world muzzle velocity?

On game performance out to 600 yards?

Thanks!

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: 200 grain ...  Millsworks      Jul-30-17   1 
  RE: 200 grain ...  Millsworks      Jul-30-17   2 
   RE: 200 grain ...  D6native      Jul-30-17   3 
   RE: 200 grain ...  mtmuley      Jul-30-17   4 
    RE: 200 grain ...  brdhuntr      Jul-31-17   5 
     RE: 200 grain ...  mtmuley      Jul-31-17   6 
      RE: 200 grain ...  brdhuntr      Jul-31-17   7 
       RE: 200 grain ...  mtmuley      Jul-31-17   8 
        RE: 200 grain ...  Zeke      Jul-31-17   9 
         RE: 200 grain ...  mtmuley      Jul-31-17   10 
 RE: 200 grain ...  Fubarracin      Aug-02-17   11 
  RE: 200 grain ...  two7D      Aug-07-17   12 

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Millsworks
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Jul-30-17, 
03:49 PM (MST)
1. "RE: 200 grain nosler accubonds"

I did have great accuracy with that bullet until the 400yrd. mark. It started to have groups a little bigger than what I shoot now past 400.
I dropped back to 180gr. for less recoil and feel it ls still big enough for large game, but not over kill for deer.
The deer I shot with the 200 accubond were not any more dead than the ones I shot with the 180gr. Accubond.
I have switched to the Hornady ELD-X 178gr. bullets this spring and haven't shot a live target with them yet.
Accuracy is close to the same as what I have gotten with several other bullet types.
My group size's with the 200gr. where probably more my fault than the bullets.
The felt recoil was just a bit more than I was comfortable with and I like to shoot often as I can.
The 20 or so grain difference makes a small energy difference and big enough recoil difference for me to prefer the lighter of the bullets.
I shoot a Win. Model 70 featherweight. It has a 1 in 10 twist rate.
I have yet to shoot an elk yet. I'm sure I'll shoot far more deer with my rifle than elk and don't want to use different loads if I don't have to.
If all a person hunted was larger game like elk, moose, and bigger, then maybe 200gr. is way to go.
I'm positive they are great bullets if you like shooting them. They certainly will hit em hard.

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Millsworks
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Jul-30-17, 
04:03 PM (MST)
2. "RE: 200 grain nosler accubonds"

Got 2,934 average fps with the accubond in 200gr., 180gr. accubond was averaging just over 3,000, and the 178 ELD-X averaged right at about 3,050.
I have a 26" barrel.

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D6native
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Jul-30-17, 
04:53 PM (MST)
3. "RE: 200 grain nosler accubonds"

Accubonds of any appropriate weight perform great on game, see if your rifle likes them.

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mtmuley
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Jul-30-17, 
04:59 PM (MST)
4. "RE: 200 grain nosler accubonds"

I've used them in a RUM for about 14 years now. Great accuracy and unbeatable on game performance. I wish they made them in 210 grain instead of the LR version in that weight for the faster .30's. I say load some and shoot them. If they group, no need to look for another bullet. mtmuley

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Jul-31-17, 
07:37 AM (MST)
5. "RE: 200 grain nosler accubonds"

LAST EDITED ON Jul-31-17 AT 08:39 AM (MST)

LAST EDITED ON Jul-31-17 AT 08:36 AM (MST)

I have shot this round for over 30 years with Reloader 22,and have put over 30 elk,2 moose,a buffalo,as well as antelope and deer on the ground.My average speed is 2855, and it has never failed. . I'm currently experimenting with the 190 Nosler ABLR'S .

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mtmuley
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Jul-31-17, 
10:46 AM (MST)
6. "RE: 200 grain nosler accubonds"

Accubonds haven't been available for 30 years. mtmuley

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Jul-31-17, 
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7. "RE: 200 grain nosler accubonds"

>Accubonds haven't been available for 30
>years. mtmuley


Damn nailed by the internet police again ! When you get old time runs together,and i guess i need to clarify that i have had this Ruger 77 for over 30 years,and switched to accubonds about 16-18 years ago. I hope i got it right!!

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mtmuley
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Jul-31-17, 
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8. "RE: 200 grain nosler accubonds"

First ones to come out were the 200 grain in .30 caliber. I got some of the first ones at our local sporting goods store. I think it was 02, I'd have to check my loading log book. Been using them in several cartridges ever since. mtmuley

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Jul-31-17, 
02:50 PM (MST)
9. "RE: 200 grain nosler accubonds"

I've been using the RUM for about 17 years but mymuley has used the 200 AB for longer than me. I've still accounted for near a dozen elk with the 200 Accubonds and I have those and the Barnes 168 TTSX loaded at all times.

I loaded some 200 Accubonds for my daughter's 300 Win Mag for an elk hunt and she practiced her shots out to longer range and then killed her big bull at 60 yards. The bullet was plenty "upset" at that range but I cannot deny the lethality of the pill in every scenario that we've put it through. I don't remember the velocity but do remember the accuracy... which was stellar.

Zeke

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Jul-31-17, 
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10. "RE: 200 grain nosler accubonds"

Zeke, I ran a 200 grain Accubond through a bull at 42 yards. Muzzle velocity 3200 fps. Longest kill was 588 yards. I have total confidence in them no matter the range. I love my RUM. Bought it early 2000. mtmuley

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Aug-02-17, 
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11. "RE: 200 grain nosler accubonds"

Shot a cow last season at 577 with a 200 accubond at 3000fps mv on a 300 wby also took a muley buck with a frontal shot at about 40 yards with the same load no complaints from me!

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Aug-07-17, 
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12. "RE: 200 grain nosler accubonds"

Thanks for the input. I may give them a try. Best of luck this fall

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