Friday Fun Fact: Accubond vs. Ballistic Tip


A few years back while working up a load for my Winchester Model 54 / 30-06 I discovered that these two bullets flew exactly the same (for me at least) even though they are different types of bullet. The Accubond is of course bonded and the Ballistic Tip is not. In my mind I was thinking that two different bullets, two different POI's, but they acted identical.

Shooting at 100 yards, I shot a ladder of the 165 gr Ballistic Tips because I didn't want to "waste" my Accubonds. After I chose the load I set out to re-zero my scope, again thinking that I would have to tweek something when I switched to the Accubonds. I loaded 5 rounds of the Ballistic Tips and 3 rounds of the Accubonds to see what happened and the picture below tells the story. The 3 Accubond shots were taken after adjusting the windage 2 clicks right. Pretty cool right!



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