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#5760259 - 05/26/15 01:33 PM 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond
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Registered: 01/13/15
Posts: 6
Does anyone have experience with the Berger 115 gr vld, as well as 110 gr accubond ? I shoot 110 accubond and have great success, but just wanted to see if anyone has shot both and which performs better ?

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#5760262 - 05/26/15 01:34 PM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: Prov1]
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
I have shot and played with both. When you say "performs better", what do you want to know? Terminal ballistics, exterior ballistics, more accurate?
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#5760273 - 05/26/15 01:39 PM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: Prov1]
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Green Horn

Registered: 01/13/15
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What, if any, is the difference the bullets do to game? Mostly whitetails

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#5760297 - 05/26/15 01:52 PM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: Prov1]
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I shoot the 110 grain accubond. Only killed one deer with it but performance was great
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#5760299 - 05/26/15 01:53 PM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: Prov1]
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The VLD's will open up dramatically and fragment providing about 18"-22" of penetration. They are flat out devastating on game. The wound channels are very large inside. The 115 VLD provides the highest BC available in the 25 caliber, so it is a great longer range bullet.

The Accubond is a bonded bullet and will expand, hold together and provide deep penetration. It will generally provide an exit wound.

A well placed shot with either bullet will do very well.
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#5760305 - 05/26/15 01:56 PM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: Prov1]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41127
Loc: Metroplex
The 110 ab and the 115 vld's are two totally different designs.

AB is bonded and will retain 80% plus of weight (most likey to get a passtru of the two... By a huge margin)
VLD is not bonded and designed to explode after entry.

You don't want to run the VLD over 3400 ft a second.... Bad things happen

Speed won't hurt the AB.

If my 257 loved AB like it does VLD's I'd probably use it over the VLD's but it's hard to walk a way from 5 shot .25 groups

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#5760308 - 05/26/15 01:59 PM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: Prov1]
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Green Horn

Registered: 01/13/15
Posts: 6
So basically just personal preference then. Any differences in accuracy ? Farthest I shoot is about 220 and that's rare. My gun likes accubonds, but that's also the only bullet ever shot out of it. Hits where the crosshairs are, it's well within the 1" at 100 guarantee weatherby gives.

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#5760315 - 05/26/15 02:02 PM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: Prov1]
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I think you pretty much answered you question.

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#5760316 - 05/26/15 02:03 PM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: Prov1]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41127
Loc: Metroplex
Stick with the AB then especially since it's an OTC round produced by two companies.

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#5760319 - 05/26/15 02:04 PM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: Prov1]
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Green Horn

Registered: 01/13/15
Posts: 6
Thanks guys.

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#5760320 - 05/26/15 02:04 PM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: Prov1]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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For a hunting bullet at those distances I would be inclined to continue using the accubond.
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#5760642 - 05/26/15 05:21 PM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: redchevy]
Makaira Offline
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Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 9
Loc: Aptos,California
Has any one tried the cutting edge in either the 90 grain Raptor or MTH for hunting?The Raptor has a BC of 360 and the MTH a BC of 420.

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#5767185 - 05/31/15 07:30 AM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: Prov1]
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Registered: 02/14/09
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Loc: Deer Park, Tx.
Here is the performance of a 110gr Accubond on a 170lb Sika deer at 230yds from a 257 Weatherby.

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#5768001 - 05/31/15 08:23 PM Re: 257 wby mag 115 gr Berger vs 110 gr accubond [Re: Prov1]
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I like both for hunting. Both hit hard

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