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I thought it might be interesting to see if anyone out there has tried Remington .30-06 55grain Accelerator ammo in their rifle. I haven't, but it might do a nasty trick on varmints. Remington's ballistics rate it at 4080 ft/sec @ muzzle. Oh well, if anyone has used this ammo, let us know about accuracy and results. Thanks.
 

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Varmints? You might be able to hit an Elephant at 50 yds.

What good is all that speed if they arent accurate? I fool around with them, the most successful loads have been with little 40 gr. jet bullets, they dont have a long nose that protrudes out of the sabot like a 50 or 55 pointed bullet. I beleive the nose on the pointed bullets starts spinning in concentric circles and causes them to tumble. The only problem with the little 40 gr. Jet bullets is that they are so soft, I have been afraid to load them too fast for fear that they would melt from air friction. I would like to try a similar 'barrel' shaped bullet that is full metal jacket. Just havent gotten around to it yet.
 

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I tried them quite a few years ago.As for accuracy I cant really say.I was shooting at a log deck and I am not sure if i found where any hit lol.I have had good luck with the little 110 and 125 grainers..
 

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I tried them when they first appeared and was so disappointed with the accuracy that I threw the second box away! If you have a real tight chamber and short lead you might get servicable results. I doubt it but stranger things have happened.

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I have most of a box sitting on a shelf. They ain't worth spit.IMHO
 

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My father has a .30-06 that seemingly shoots most factory loads of 150 through 180 grains an inch or better at 100 yards. I once tried these loads on paper just for fun - groups were about 4" to 5" - ouch! :eek:

I think that the problem with accuracy in these loads is due to the sabot.

On the other hand, a friend of mine has a 30-06 that seems to shoot these loads much better - about 2" - not good, but better than the 4" to 5" my father's gun was getting.

My friend used this load on a 75 lb. Texas whitetail doe at about 50 yards away. He shot it right behind the shoulder, closer to the heart. The deer ran about 50 to 75 yards. When he cleaned it, the bullet completely disentegrated. BTW, .22 caliber bullets are allowed in Texas.

Zachary
 
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