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Oct 25th, 2014 at 10:58am
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what 30 cal projectiles people use for close to 500m shots im looking for an all round projectile as I cant get my 150 accubonds to group
  
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Reply #1 - Oct 25th, 2014 at 7:44pm
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Hornady SST, AMax.
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 25th, 2014 at 11:56pm
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Reply #3 - Oct 26th, 2014 at 1:39am
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royal twelve wrote on Oct 25th, 2014 at 10:58am:
what 30 cal projectiles people use for close to 500m shots im looking for an all round projectile as I cant get my 150 accubonds to group

Accubonds would be no good at 500m from a 308 anyway. Way too hard.
  

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Reply #4 - Oct 26th, 2014 at 1:48am
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150g SST's work well in my 308 with 18" barrel from 10m to 400m, 2700fps.
  
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Reply #5 - Oct 26th, 2014 at 8:17am
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I have some 165 sst's and some 155 berger vld's will these kill big animals from 10m-500m? or should I be looking at other projectiles whats the best alround projo for ultimate nock down and accuracy?
  
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Reply #6 - Oct 26th, 2014 at 8:35am
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royal twelve wrote on Oct 26th, 2014 at 8:17am:
I have some 165 sst's and some 155 berger vld's will these kill big animals from 10m-500m? or should I be looking at other projectiles whats the best alround projo for ultimate nock down and accuracy?

The sst's would be a good projectile out to 300yards then maybe use the A max out to 500 yards, which is where they will perform better.
The sst is a harder projectile designed for impact at higher velocities.
The A max is a frangible projectile designed for lower velocities hence its use at longer range.

Long range projectiles have the potential for wide shallow wounding at close range due to their construction and intended purpose.
  

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Reply #7 - Oct 26th, 2014 at 8:55am
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why not the 165 btsp interlock?
  
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Reply #8 - Oct 26th, 2014 at 9:00am
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is there not a a projectile that will cover all I need pain in the ass shooting with different ammo
  
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Reply #9 - Oct 26th, 2014 at 9:21am
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You know it really takes a lot of kills with a pill to say definitively that it performs this way or that... the difference in the width of the expansion and wounding can vary by as much as 50% based solely on wether or not the pill hits a rib on entry or not.
If the SSt shoots well enough in your rifle at 500 yards then use them. It has been my experience that the SSt is a fairly well expanding pill even at low velocities you always get a certain amount of expansion ....

Certainly don't go thinking you need to swap ammo when taking a long shot... That's ridiculous  Wink

  
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Reply #10 - Oct 26th, 2014 at 9:41am
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will give them a go what weight would be optimum?
  
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Reply #11 - Oct 26th, 2014 at 11:54am
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If you read the above post by OutTheDoor then that should answer your question or even just use your current stock of 165s.
  
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Reply #12 - Oct 27th, 2014 at 8:49am
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royal twelve wrote on Oct 26th, 2014 at 8:17am:
I have some 165 sst's and some 155 berger vld's will these kill big animals from 10m-500m? or should I be looking at other projectiles whats the best alround projo for ultimate nock down and accuracy?


This was a berger ar 480m. Was out of a rem mag and 168g, so yeah they work as long as you have the impact volume at range??

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Reply #13 - Oct 30th, 2014 at 6:42am
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Dr Watson wrote on Oct 26th, 2014 at 9:21am:
You know it really takes a lot of kills with a pill to say definitively that it performs this way or that... the difference in the width of the expansion and wounding can vary by as much as 50% based solely on wether or not the pill hits a rib on entry or not.
If the SSt shoots well enough in your rifle at 500 yards then use them. It has been my experience that the SSt is a fairly well expanding pill even at low velocities you always get a certain amount of expansion ....

Certainly don't go thinking you need to swap ammo when taking a long shot... That's ridiculous  Wink



True, you don't NEED to swap ammo.
I use 2 different projectiles in my 300wm. One magazine fit for 0-300 yards-ish (accubond) and one loaded specifically for accuracy and expansion at longer distances (lower velocities).
The Accubonds are great driven at high velocities and I have never had one self destruct. They expand and penetrate really well and do a lot of damage, but at lower velocities  they tend to pencil through too much for my liking.
I have not yet come across a +300m shot that I have not had time to set up and single load the Speer SPBT. I need time to set up at that distance! These projectiles work much better at reduced velocities and I trust them for a quicker kill at distance than the ABs.
Not so ridiculous really.
I think it is impossible to find a projectile that will do everything well. Penetrate and open well at close range and still open up and cause a lot at damage at longer range.
It's always a compromise.

  

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Reply #14 - Oct 30th, 2014 at 9:43pm
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Hornady 308,165 ssts good at any range for dropping deer out to 600yds on stags n fallow.
150 ssts bit fast on fallow close in.In the last 6 or 7 yrs, hornady 165stts is all iv used,you get to know yr ammo and its ability well.Never had a deer run away yet. Wink
  

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