6.5 142 Nosler Long Range Accubond BC ?

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  1. mr.big

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    is it really possible for a 6.5 142 to have a .719 BC? I picked up a box to try and test the drops at 600 and 1000 to see,,if they test out that high and shoot accurate would really give the big 6.5s a boost,,

    gonna strap magnetospeed on and clock a few with a decent load of 4350 and zero at 100 and see how much it takes to make 1,000,,
    the bullets are longer than the 140 hybird and look good but .719 is a big number,
     
  2. FeMan

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    I am curious so please let us know what you come up with. I am working up loads for a bunch or other rofles so I haven't had a chance to test them yet myself. The nose profile looks poorer than my 140 hybrids to my eye. But the data will tell for sure.
     
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    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/testing-142-lr-accubond-155514/index7.html

    Looks like Bryan tested them out to be right around the .570 mark. Nothing special for sure and a far cry from .719
     
  4. mr.big

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    that sux,,I loaded 1 each from 39 to 41 and didnt get any heavy bolt lift or bad ejector swipe,,loaded 3 at 41 and they averaged 2835 fps in the same hole at 100 yards,,if the bc is less than .600 I will be better off with the 130 VLDs I been shooting,,

    I bet it would still be an awesome deer bullet though,,
     
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    at 2835 it took 27.5 moa to zero at 1000 from 100 yard base,,looks like the .570 # is pretty close,,,
     
  6. FeMan

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    Thought so. Thanks for sharing the data guys.
     
  7. dennisinaz

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    I tried some 2 weeks ago. I was about 15" low at 550 yards using .718 as the BC. How does Nosler get away with such blatant false advertising?
     
  8. the_accuser

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    Good question. I feel cheated out of $55 i spent on a box of 100.
     
  9. STOMP442

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    I have asked this question for years. They know that higher BC's sell bullets and until we as shooters start holding them accountable for such lies they will continue to sell inflated crap for as long as they can. I remember when the accubond long range bullets we first announced and people on forums all over the net started foaming at the mouth over these without ever even seeing one or stopping to think if the published numbers were even possible. With the technology available to the casual shooter these days anyone can measure a BC to a more accurate number than Nosler is fabricating with their computer program.
     
  10. Changeling

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    They derive their BC's the same way they get their muzzle velocities/barrel lengths ::)
     
  11. dennisinaz

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    Well they are so far off on these numbers that one really has to question whether ANYTHING they claim is truthful. Sounds to me like Nosler is run by a bean counter who is only concerned about the bottom line and not the company's reputation. Too bad it isn't like the old days.
     
  12. mr.big

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    they shoot great and I bet they would smash a whitetail/mulie size animal at really long range,,imo .570 is a good number for an accurate really good big game bullet,,they would sell with the correct # on the box,,
     
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    Definitely seems way off. They claim the .284 bullet at 168 grains is .653. Thats believable just because the 7mm is generally in the higher BC category at the heavier weight range bullet. Bryan Litz did a BC test on the Nosler Accubond LR in almost all of the caliber and weights avaiable. I know he was asking if anyone had any of the 175"s in 7mm cause he couldnt locate any for testing. His results are spot on. You can google his results.
     
  14. Montana Virgin

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    I now see that Nosler has downgraded the 142 LR to .625. They are posting that they used a neutral party with Doppler !
     
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