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270 Nosler accubond long range

15 Mar 2014
@ 04:58 am (GMT)

John Silver

After reading the knowledge base on the 270 was wondering what the views were on the accubond LR projectiles?

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15 Mar 2014
@ 05:37 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: 270 Nosler accubond long range
Hi John, I have put my thoughts on this bullet in my last book. You can also look into the .26 Nosler thread to see further discussions.

This is a good general hunting bullet design but those who designed it, lacked the most basic fundamental understanding of what is required of a long range hunting bullet. It is what I call an intermediate long range bullet, ideal for hunting out to extended ranges as opposed to truly long ranges. The book is more useful because it goes into great detail about bullet requirements, mechanics of wounding and so forth. Not something I want to try to explain or justify within the space of a post, though I have in the past attempted basic explanations in other posts as well as the game killing section of the KB.
15 Mar 2014
@ 08:47 pm (GMT)

John Silver

Re: 270 Nosler accubond long range
Ok thanks i will have to add your books to the birthday list. Looking at getting some loads done, What would your first response be for someone looking for the best all round 270 projectile for 0-650y. The 150sst or 150 partion maybe? Does one have an advantage over the other? Thanks
15 Mar 2014
@ 09:11 pm (GMT)

Mike Davis

Re: 270 Nosler accubond long range
well I would say those ranges require 2 loads...you cant expect a soft projectile (needed for long range) to hold together at high speed up close..it could well blow up causing short shallow wound. and the opposite is also true if hard enough for up close at high speed it probably will pencil through out further at slower speed. I have read elsewhere SST is great past 200 in slower rifles and 300 in magnums so would think that would be good cut off GUIDELINE and Nathan has gone to lengths to describe the partitions effectiveness in the knowledge base.
16 Mar 2014
@ 03:57 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: 270 Nosler accubond long range
Hi Jon, yes, those are my two go to bullets.

Taking Mike's comments a step further, much depends on the size of the animals you intend to hunt as to what you can get away with or whether you need to dual load. But as a general allrounder to 650 yards, the 150gr SST is the way to go for light to mid sized deer. A good fast load is the key, the reloading manuals are not very helpful in this regard. I have put load data in the second book.
16 Mar 2014
@ 11:45 pm (GMT)

Grant Harris

Re: 270 Nosler accubond long range
Hi John,

I'd be careful about trying the LRAB - not so much due to its use, but more that it seems to be a very finicky projectile in the .270 range and other calibers as well. There's only been a small % of .270 rifles that can shoot it with some accuracy, and the ones that do shoot it, it seems that you cannot drive the projectile to any great speed. I looked extensively into this for my own rifle but after speaking to Nathan I've ended up using the 150gr partition.

Cheers,
Grunta
 

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