It is currently Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:48 pm

  • NRA978x125a
  • riflebuilderad978x125

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 94 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:01 pm 

Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:35 pm
Posts: 295
This was a water jug test done at 25 yds with my .270 Win.

130 NAB @3200 fps: 84.6 gr retained (65.1%), expanded to .654", recovered in 4th jug.
Image
Image

I'm happy with this performance. Great expansion, good weight retention and decent penetration. It should deliver the goods on just about any shot at a deer. Distance, shot angle, and hitting bone should not be too much of a concern.

This is my load for the upcoming season. With a little luck I'll be able to update this thread with some on game performance in about eight months.

_________________
This preoccupation with bullets has a lot of good horse sense behind it... a wicked-looking cartridge case has yet to scare anything to death. -JOC


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:18 pm 

Joined: Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:49 pm
Posts: 24255
Location: Northern British Columbia
At those velocities, that is the bullet to use, for sure. Excellent post. Thanks for giving those of us who use the AB confidence in the bullet.

_________________
Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:27 pm 

Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:09 pm
Posts: 3124
Location: Western Montana
Sure like those Accubonds Trevor, and your test shows exactly why!
David

_________________
NRA LIFE MEMBER / RMEF / Montana Wild Sheep Foundation
Boone & Crockett Club / Montana Bow Hunters Association


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:24 pm 

Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:30 pm
Posts: 780
Location: Kansas City MO
Very Nice. Just imagine what it does to game. Excellent.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:27 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:05 pm
Posts: 8098
Location: I-5 Lala Land North, Washington State
That 130 gr Accubond appears to have performed perfectly. Thanks for the pics.

_________________
CDR3
Veteran, NRA Member


Top
Online Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:36 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:20 pm
Posts: 21630
Location: Northern Virginia
Hard to mess with the AB's. Pretty tough nuts!

_________________
SEMPER FIDELIS

Image


Actually, there are only two classes of people posting here: Model 70 owners and those who wish they had one. PATENT PENDING


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:49 pm 

Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:35 pm
Posts: 295
I'm really happy with this performance. The Accubond seems to be the bullet for high velocity impacts.

_________________
This preoccupation with bullets has a lot of good horse sense behind it... a wicked-looking cartridge case has yet to scare anything to death. -JOC


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:07 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:08 pm
Posts: 17260
Location: Rockford, MI
Trevor,

Nicely done. Excellent bullet performance. That load would handle deer as well as bigger game with ease with proper shot placement.

JD338

_________________
Speed sells but Accuracy kills.

Noslers Rock


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:59 pm 

Joined: Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:53 pm
Posts: 956
Location: Iowa
I was running it somewhat slower, at 3000 and change, but that bullet is dynamite on whitetails. Pretty sure ABs come programmed for when and how much to expand.

Enjoy your venison. :)


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:30 am 
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 18, 2009 3:51 pm
Posts: 927
Location: Ontario,Canada
Excellent results!..The Accubond is one heck of a tough bullet for sure, and deadly accurate to boot.It's my go to bullet as well in my .270 wsm. Thanks for posting, Lou.

_________________
375 H&H Magnum
"Queen of the Medium Bores"


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 3:01 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:43 am
Posts: 513
Location: far from home
Nice
I use that one in my 270 WSM. nice to know it holds up well in case I jump something close.
I knew it would anyways from all the reports on the NAB I read

_________________
Big guns can be loaded down to little gun levels. Little guns are always little guns.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:56 pm 

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:22 pm
Posts: 219
Location: Washington State, USA
Thanks for the test. I was going to do this one but now I don't have to!

_________________
"So many rifles; so little time." - Dr. Mike


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:26 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:05 pm
Posts: 8098
Location: I-5 Lala Land North, Washington State
With me, to switch from Partitions is strictly a matter of accuracy. I have a box of 130 AB's for my .270 Win and will get some loads made up and see how they compare in accuracy at 100 and 200 yards ranges with Partitions. I am not going to switch just caually , not after 40 years of using 130 Partitions with 100% success. Performance is fine on each bullet.

_________________
CDR3
Veteran, NRA Member


Last edited by Oldtrader3 on Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
Online Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:10 pm 

Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:39 am
Posts: 97
I am just wondering what relevance shooting into a water jug at 25 yards has to do with hunting big game ??


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:24 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:10 pm
Posts: 3575
Location: British Columbia
backcountryhunter wrote:
I am just wondering what relevance shooting into a water jug at 25 yards has to do with hunting big game ??


It tests the toughness of a bullet, a bullet that comes apart in this type of test would not be a good choice for something like moose, elk or grizzly. Plus it's fun :)

_________________
Saving the world one 35 Whelen at a time :)


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:28 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:05 pm
Posts: 8098
Location: I-5 Lala Land North, Washington State
Game animals are 85% water inside. That is about the only relevence of shooting jugs. Some take jugs and wrap them with pork ribs to simulate shooting medium game.

_________________
CDR3
Veteran, NRA Member


Last edited by Oldtrader3 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:51 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
Online Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:55 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:20 pm
Posts: 21630
Location: Northern Virginia
gerry wrote:
backcountryhunter wrote:
I am just wondering what relevance shooting into a water jug at 25 yards has to do with hunting big game ??


It tests the toughness of a bullet, a bullet that comes apart in this type of test would not be a good choice for something like moose, elk or grizzly. Plus it's fun :)


If you test them at your practical ranges, it gives a pretty decent idea of what the bullet is going to do. Not perfect, but it better than guessing. Plus, like Gerry said, it is pretty fun and about as cheap as it gets.

_________________
SEMPER FIDELIS

Image


Actually, there are only two classes of people posting here: Model 70 owners and those who wish they had one. PATENT PENDING


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:10 pm 

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:27 am
Posts: 3862
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
Hi Trevor that is great results. I use the same bullet and I was wondering what load you are using to get 3200fps? I would like to get that out of mine.
What powder and OAL and what rifle are you shooting?
Thanking you in advance for the help.
PS. what is the MOA @ 100yds?

Blessings,
Dan

_________________
Keep the Son in your eyes

Whelen is the way


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:36 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:20 pm
Posts: 21630
Location: Northern Virginia
Dan, MOA is a Minute of Angle and just slightly larger than an 1" at 100 yards, 2" at 200..

I think Trevor is rocking RL22 in his stuff. I am sure he'll be along to answer that.

_________________
SEMPER FIDELIS

Image


Actually, there are only two classes of people posting here: Model 70 owners and those who wish they had one. PATENT PENDING


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:17 pm 

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:27 am
Posts: 3862
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
Thanks Scott for that information.

Blessings,
Dan

_________________
Keep the Son in your eyes

Whelen is the way


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:46 am 

Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:35 pm
Posts: 295
Dan, Scotty is all over it. I am using RL-22. I worked up to 61 grains for my rifle.

Sorry for the slow response. I've been dedicating my spare time to putting my four wheeled toy back together. Good luck wit the load development. The 130 AB's liked a lot of jump in my rifle.

-Trevor

Also, I've seen pretty strong correlation in performance between bullets recovered from water jugs and bullets recovered from deer. I haven't recovered enough from either to make any scientific conclusions, though.

_________________
This preoccupation with bullets has a lot of good horse sense behind it... a wicked-looking cartridge case has yet to scare anything to death. -JOC


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:13 am 

Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:09 pm
Posts: 3124
Location: Western Montana
Trevor here is a 165 gr. Accubond from water jugs at 25 yards.

Image

Here is a 180 gr. Accubond from an elk at 90 yards. My son shot this with his 300 WSM.

Image

I think that the water jugs give a pretty fair comparison really. It's cheap, fun, and something we all can do with different bullets so we have an accurate comparison as we are all shooting into the same thing.

_________________
NRA LIFE MEMBER / RMEF / Montana Wild Sheep Foundation
Boone & Crockett Club / Montana Bow Hunters Association


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:43 am 

Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:16 am
Posts: 40
Hi there all members.
I am a new comer here and it is my pleasure.
recently I purchased 2 lots of Nosler 130gr. AB. for my 270win rifle.
I am a little confused by this long bullet as I used to reload Sierra or Hornady ,because of unavailability of Nosler AB or BT etc.
my questions is around it's Max. CAOL in my rifle without touching rifling without or any pressure.
I gauged it yesterday and really amazing , it touched the rifling around 86.70mm, while my magazine Max. length is about 83.80mm .
I must back the bullet in what accurate CAOL and not losing my accuracy.
I chrono 2850fps with 83mm CAOL with Sierra pro hunter 130gr. with44gr. IMR 4895.
Bests
Rami
If you don't mind , also email me on rami27088@yahoo.com your valuable remarks and comments...


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:24 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:20 pm
Posts: 21630
Location: Northern Virginia
Welcome aboard buddy. I wouldn't worry about being on the rifling with the AB. I have found they tend to shoot just fine with some jump. Your going to make most of us pull out our calculators to convert metric to standard, but the easiest way to start would be to load to the max of your magazine for good feeding and tweak it back from there. Find a solid powder charge and see what shoots. I am betting you'll find something pretty easily.

_________________
SEMPER FIDELIS

Image


Actually, there are only two classes of people posting here: Model 70 owners and those who wish they had one. PATENT PENDING


Top
Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: .277 130 Accubond
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:37 am 

Joined: Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:49 pm
Posts: 24255
Location: Northern British Columbia
Rami270,

Load your cartridge to fit the magazine and adjust the powder charge for accuracy. Many rifles restrict the COAL by the magazine. These rifles can still be made to shoot very accurately through adjusting the powder charge. Welcome to the forum. Many of the fellows here will be able to help you along.

_________________
Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim.


Top
Offline Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 94 posts ]  Moderators: JD338, NOSLER2, FOTIS, NoslerV, Nosler4, NOSLER Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

This forum is:

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Theme created StylerBB.net