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    270 150 accubond long range?

    Has anyone use the above out of a 22" Sako 85 barrelled rifle?? Noticed the BC is .625 g1 :-) what's the best powder to achieve the faster fps with this combo?? Aaron

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    I just shoot plain old Core Lokt and Hornady 150-gr out of my .270s.
    Max loads of 55.0 gr H-4831, 56.0 gr RL-22 or RL-19 will give you close to 2,850 out of a good 22-inch barrel.
    Start at 51.0 grains because that may be your most accurate load. But velocity will only be 2,600 to 2,680 fps.

    I have not tried the Accubond 150-gr, but that same velocity from my 22-inch .280 Remington with 162-gr SST and same BC of .625 is a flat shooting thing with a lot of retained velocity and energy.

    If you want flat shooting from a .270, try the 140-gr BT, AB, SST or Remington Bronze Point. Work up to a max of 58.0 grains of H-4831sc if you can find it, or 56.0 gr RL-19.

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    I got put off them by the reports that were not expanding very well when used at shorter ranges.

    They are obscenely expensive as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slickshot View Post
    Has anyone use the above out of a 22" Sako 85 barrelled rifle?? Noticed the BC is .625 g1 :-) what's the best powder to achieve the faster fps with this combo?? Aaron
    What do you call long range?
    Your reloading manual will usually give you an indication of what powders will give the highest velocity, but only you can actually find out what will work in your actual rifle.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8x57 View Post
    What do you call long range?
    Your reloading manual will usually give you an indication of what powders will give the highest velocity, but only you can actually find out what will work in your actual rifle.
    Just looking for a good bullets that holds it's energy for longer range shots.. Say 300 yards or so! But it doesn't matter was just a question to hear people's opinions :-) Aaron

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    For 300 yards I would stick to a standard Accubond in either 130gr or 140gr flavor, I have used these for years at longer distances than that with no problems. Half the price of the LR version as well.

    The Accubond long range bullets only really start coming into their own above 500-600 yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyR View Post
    For 300 yards I would stick to a standard Accubond in either 130gr or 140gr flavor, I have used these for years at longer distances than that with no problems. Half the price of the LR version as well.

    The Accubond long range bullets only really start coming into their own above 500-600 yards.
    Yea thanks for your input mate..

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    said it before but....

    the drop in velocity shooting 150gr over 130gr in a sub 28+" barrel negates any theoretical energy (or trajectory) advantage that the 150's may/might/could/would hold over 130's

    figures below based on standard BC soft points:

    130gr at 3100fps (feasibly more from a 24+" barrel) 0, 100, 200, 300, 400yds = 2774ftlbs, 2315ftlbs, 1920ftlbs, 1581ftlbs, 1290ftlbs

    150gr at 2850fps ( faster is very difficult from a 22") 0, 100, 200, 300, 400yds = 2706ftlbs, 2261ftlbs, 1877ftlbs, 1546ftlbs, 1260ftlbs
    150gr accubond only changes energy very slightly and only after 400yds and it brings the drop up slightly to match the 130gr.

    and just to make it worse:
    130gr - -1.5", 1.43", 0.0", -6.6", -19.5"

    150gr - -1.5", 1.83", 0.0", -7.99", -23.53"

    unless you are shooting deer at 400yds and upwards 130's at factory speed beat the 150's at factory speed on drop and energy across the board.
    Last edited by bewsher500; 27-05-2014 at 20:03.

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    Hi mate i would very much doubt if if B.C are correct and would check them at distance a 220 swift out to 300yds zero could not match these figures ,The bullet drop from 3 to 400yds seems to good to be true,if you put in a berger 215g hybrid bullet with the same velocity as the 150 nosler with these figures the 150 comes out on top.cant be right the g7 for the berger is 0.356 one of the best b.c around

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    said it before but....

    the drop in velocity shooting 150gr over 130gr in a sub 28+" barrel negates any theoretical energy (or trajectory) advantage that the 150's may/might/could/would hold over 130's
    All that high BC theory is great, IF you can get top accuracy at top velocity.

    130-gr is THE bullet for the .270 Winchester.
    In the last 15 years, some good 140-gr bullets have come along, and I like them.
    What I like about the 150-gr bullets is that they are accurate, moving a bit slower, don't blow up and they are... accurate.

    All my .270s shoot Remington Core Lokt 150-gr .270 Win ammunition as well as anything I could ever load, and at top velocity.
    The Remington or Sierra 150-gr RN bullets simply work predictably, and shoot like match bullets.
    I don't care if the BC is .250 or they drop a few inches more at 300 yards ( where I am unlikely to ever employ them.) Inside 225 yards, they shoot flat enough to my sight settings for the faster bullets, and they kill deer, boar and bear with complete penetration.

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