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Re: Nosler 140gr Accubond reloading

Reply #30
OP: on the 120gr Nosler ballistic tip , closest I've done in a 24" barrel was 123 ELD-M over 41 gn Varget for ~3000 fps, well under an MOA but not further tested. 
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Re: Nosler 140gr Accubond reloading

Reply #31
  The ? Was for the OP . but that's great👍.
  Sounds like quite a cleaning regimen you have .  Me , I just pour a bunch of Hoppes#9 Benchrest in the chamber end till it runs out the muzzle. Hold the rifle horizontal and slowly rotate in 360 a few times. Then run my Bore Snake thru it a few times. Comes out neat and shiny as a pin 😀😌🙈
 
 If anyone has any info on the 142 AB LR in the Creed. I'm all ears. They may be the ideal expanding bullet for me.
 
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Re: Nosler 140gr Accubond reloading

Reply #32
i just bought a box to load up for hunting to compare to the 143 eldx load i had made. the eldx liked being drove hard. 42.4 grains of H4350 in hornady brass .02 off the lands. the 142 nosler ablr didnt like that high of a load and had a good accuracy node 41.4 - 41.8 grains of H4350 at .03 off the lands in hornady brass. at 42.2 - 42.4 i had a 1.5" shift to the right. didnt end up doing more experimentation with the load because i stuck with the 143 eldx for the season. but this fall/winter hunting season the 142 ablr will be the bullet i am going to be using.

Re: Nosler 140gr Accubond reloading

Reply #33
How many rounds do you have down the barrel now ?  What is your cleaning regimen ?

I'm around 150rnds through it now and I clean it between every 20-30 rounds. I polished the bore when it was new so cleaning is a breeze, usually scrub with a brush and KG12 then about 6-8 patches till clean.

I ran out of the accubonds and started loading the 143 ELDX and found a load that's 1 hole with less powder. I am very interested in the accubond LR but I can't find them in stock anywhere. But when i do I'll probably start with my ELDX load and go from there.

Re: Nosler 140gr Accubond reloading

Reply #34
OP: on the 120gr Nosler ballistic tip , closest I've done in a 24" barrel was 123 ELD-M over 41 gn Varget for ~3000 fps, well under an MOA but not further tested. 

Thanks for the info. I've put the 120s aside for now as I got frustrated after trying 6 different powder ladders. There were a couple of loads that were moa but the 6.5 has turned me into a one hole snob haha.
I've recently bought a box of the 95gr Vmax to try next for a lighter round. I want something for coyotes as the ELDX is too much bullet.

 

Re: Nosler 140gr Accubond reloading

Reply #36
I do ladders changing depth from deep to .020 to lands with the same powder charge to understand what a given bullets pressure tendencies are as well as finding valleys of velocity that tend to mimic accuracy.
I don't know what you mean by valleys of velocity. Yes each powder has its own quirks, but I'd love to see your pressure data showing deeper spikes pressure. Pretty sure I've shared my pressure traces where with certain progressive powders, the variance is almost statistical noise.
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