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#3057191 - 11/30/12 04:51 PM sst or accubond
william martin
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im gonna reload some for my 25-06 just wondering which bullet would preform better range 300 yards or less i want something to do the damage but also looking for good penatration any and all advice will be great
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#3057201 - 11/30/12 05:03 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: william martin]
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Whichever shoots best
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#3057224 - 11/30/12 05:24 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: paradis1142]
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Sorry, I'm a Nosler bigot and my Accubond experience is all good. I'm moving off Partitions to Accubonds for all deer hunting. You can load and shoot less expensive ballistic tips and when you are happy, switch over to Accubonds.
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#3057239 - 11/30/12 05:31 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: DaveB]
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the bassistic coefficients are a little better on the accubonds a just hate to buy 2 boxs of bullets and not use them
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#3057292 - 11/30/12 06:08 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: william martin]
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If you can budget them I'd go with the nosler bullets.
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#3057300 - 11/30/12 06:13 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: Jcalder]
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i started with the Sierra Gamekings for my 308 but i am gonna get some Accubonds by next season without question.
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#3057309 - 11/30/12 06:22 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: REN]
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yea i was kinda leaning towards the accubonds but just wanted some opinions of people that have tried them
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#3057325 - 11/30/12 06:30 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: paradis1142]
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 Originally Posted By: paradis1142
Whichever shoots best


yep x2.

In ballistic gelatin tests the Accubombs and the Ballistic tips performed almost identically. The Accubombs are basically a more expensive ballistic tip.
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#3057576 - 11/30/12 08:57 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: REN]
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Did you use the bthp or the btsp. I used the bthp and they grouped really well but I wasn't impressed when I shot a deer with them.


Edited by Jcalder (11/30/12 08:58 PM)

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#3057673 - 11/30/12 09:48 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: Jcalder]
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Either will work just fine. Which ever shoots the best. I like the Sierra GameKing HPBT for 25-06. Good luck.
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#3058210 - 12/01/12 11:53 AM Re: sst or accubond [Re: Jcalder]
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 Originally Posted By: Jcalder
REN

Did you use the bthp or the btsp. I used the bthp and they grouped really well but I wasn't impressed when I shot a deer with them.


Btsp and they are a very good bullet. I use to shot the HP from my 243 but man it was just to much explosion for my liking. The btsp is a happy medium IMO.

I do like the accubonds though, a lot like a ballistic but more penetrationwith somewhat controlled expantion
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#3058242 - 12/01/12 12:24 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: REN]
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whichever shots the best for your gun. in my ruger i shoot a sst and my remington 700 I shoot an accubond bullet
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#3058347 - 12/01/12 02:58 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: danny1975]
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Have you considered the Berger VLDs?
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#3058394 - 12/01/12 03:36 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: REN]
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I used the hp in my 308. But at 30 yards it basically punched a hole. Gonna switch to hornady btsp and try those. Would shoot sierra btsp but my local store don't carry them.
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#3058506 - 12/01/12 04:59 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: Jcalder]
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I switched to Accubonds and have not looked back. Best bullet for hunting ever devised for my $.

Of course I speak from experience. Some wouldn`t know a good bullet if it bit them in the azz.
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#3058732 - 12/01/12 07:31 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: TiminTN]
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Im def leaning toward the accubonds i just want a bullet that will penetrate good and do the damage also
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#3058743 - 12/01/12 07:36 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: TiminTN]
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At 25-06 velocities, I would go Accubond or Interbond if they shoot good in your gun. It's hard to forget about Nosler Partitions as well.
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#3058784 - 12/01/12 07:52 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: Kimberman]
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#3058996 - 12/01/12 10:48 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: muddyboots]
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shot the accubonds a few seasons ago in 30.06, shoots straight and great expansion, maintains bullet mass very well. have also used the others but honestly in real world difference - there isn't much either bullet will please and both shoot almost exactly the same.
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#3059031 - 12/02/12 01:05 AM Re: sst or accubond [Re: JoshDosMil]
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I switched to Berger Vld . Deep penetration and explosivness.
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#3059194 - 12/02/12 07:55 AM Re: sst or accubond [Re: upatree]
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My brother killed a 400+ elk this year with a 117 gr SST. He's used .25-06 for deer and elk since the 70's, always Ruger heavy barrel varmint rifles. Used to load his own with 120 gr partitions, but now he just buys the Hornady ammo with the SST's.
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#3059244 - 12/02/12 08:35 AM Re: sst or accubond [Re: Hogbear]
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When I started reloading ammo for my 7mm mag, I ordered a box each of SST and Noslar Ballistic tips. After, testing and playing with the formula's. The Noslars won out to accuracy and performance. I have never tried the accubonds.

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#3059424 - 12/02/12 11:42 AM Re: sst or accubond [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man


In ballistic gelatin tests the Accubombs and the Ballistic tips performed almost identically. The Accubombs are basically a more expensive ballistic tip.


I would like to read these test results if they are available online.
Can you provide linky?

Accubonds are a bonded bullet, Ballistic Tips are not.

tks,


Edited by trap55555 (12/02/12 11:43 AM)
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#3059718 - 12/02/12 03:56 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: trap55555]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man


In ballistic gelatin tests the Accubombs and the Ballistic tips performed almost identically. The Accubombs are basically a more expensive ballistic tip.


I would like to read these test results if they are available online.
Can you provide linky?

Accubonds are a bonded bullet, Ballistic Tips are not.

tks,


I know the Accubombs are bonded. The Ballistic tips and the Accubombs perform basically the same in deer hunting bullets. That's why most people that have used both call the Accubonds "Accubombs". Of course the Varmint Ballistic tip bullets will be explosive.

Can you tell the difference in performance watching these videos? Both bullets completely pass thru the gelatin and are basically the same. The wound channels even look the same.

Accubond

Ballistic tip
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#3059778 - 12/02/12 04:34 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: Model70Man]
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So are you basing your statement from 2 videos with no actual data showed?
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#3059864 - 12/02/12 05:26 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: REN
So are you basing your statement from 2 videos with no actual data showed?


Not just the videos, but from hundreds of people that use both bullets and post their results on the numerous forums that I frequently go to on a daily basis. Most of them basically say the same thing about the performance of both bullets.

I also read an article by Rick Jamison in Shooting Times back in 2006 and he basically said after his testing that they were pretty much the same with the Accubond penetrating 2 inches deeper than the ballistic tip. The wound channel of the Ballistic tip was larger and about 2 inches shallower. The Accubond penetrated 16 inches and the Ballistic tip penetrated 14 inches. It had before and after pics of the same weight and caliber bullet .308 from different bullet makers. You couldn't tell the difference between the 2 bullets after it was recovered. It is no longer in the archives of that site.
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#3059964 - 12/02/12 06:19 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: Model70Man]
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Cool I got no issue with your stance as ling as you have something to base it on that can stand is all.

The accubond is design to have ballistic tip characteristics but to have a bit more weight retention and somewhat more controlled expansion. If your getting the bullet in hopes it is like a Spire or partition then you have the wrong idea of its purpose

It is however very comparable to the sst which is what the op was about.
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#3060001 - 12/02/12 06:40 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: REN]
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They are all good bullets. I personally would pick whichever shot the best out of my rifle. I shoot SST's, NBT's, IB's, Scirroco's, Accubonds, TTSX etc. They all kill deer with ease.
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#3060235 - 12/02/12 08:17 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: TiminTN]
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 Originally Posted By: TiminTN
I switched to Accubonds and have not looked back. Best bullet for hunting ever devised for my $.

Of course I speak from experience. Some wouldn`t know a good bullet if it bit them in the azz.

ditto killing 15 + deer a year with a rifle and different loads I will advise you and accubond all day long over a BT bullet

the only exception is the nosler 120 BT in .284


I load dblaarchery's 257 weatherby mag with 110 accubond at 3517 fps he will certainly tell how they perform


I have killed mutiple deer with these accubonds

.270

130 and 140

284

140 160

308

180

300 rum

150
200

7/08

160


they are the ticket

i am sure the interbonds from hndy would work but i am a nosler fan period

if i owned a 25/06
110 accubond all day long
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#3060249 - 12/02/12 08:22 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: upatree]
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 Originally Posted By: upatree
I switched to Berger Vld . Deep penetration and explosivness.
most accurate bullet ever shot out of my 7 saum


they will put a hole in them

exit 180 yd shot 168 vld 7 saum 2790 somthing mel vel

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#3060254 - 12/02/12 08:23 PM Re: sst or accubond [Re: Kimberman]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
At 25-06 velocities, I would go Accubond or Interbond if they shoot good in your gun. It's hard to forget about Nosler Partitions as well.


i agree partitions are awesome bullets as well
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