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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2020, 10:28:12 AM »
I want to thank everyone for the responses. Miles sure vary from person to person. I just believe with a 26 cal vs the 30 cal I use , the bullet choice is even more important.

I was only able to find 2 bullets so I loaded some up for beak in and ladder tests. 140 gr Partition and 142 gr Accubond LR. I'll see how they shoot but will also add an all copper to the mix. Im starting all off with RL26 because its what I use in my 300 and Ive heard good reports in the PRC

Thanks again and keep the input coming

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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2020, 12:55:13 PM »
I'm using 140g Accubond out of my PRC. I wanted reliable expansion at all my hunting ranges. I shot a whitetail doe a few years ago with the eldx out of my creedmoor and while it did the job I found just the jacket. The core exploded and separated. They do kill but I wasnt impressed with expansion and bond. I switch to the 142 ABLR for my creedmoor and have had the performance I e been wanting.
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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2020, 01:50:07 PM »
I just picked up a 6.5 PRC and will be reloading for it. Looking for first hand hunting experience with a hunting bullet in this caliber. I'm a big Partition fan but might raise the BC to the ELDX or Accubond long range

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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2020, 09:43:36 PM »
I'm still a big fan of the various Hammer Bullets. I'd look at the 124 Hammer Hunter and see how it shoots.

I've only had one bullet out of the 18 different styles I"ve used from Hammer that I couldn't get to shoot under .5 MOA in 20 shots or less. That particular bullet was at the very edge of stability and I knew it was going to be kind of iffy though.
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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2020, 10:47:00 PM »
Lrx seems to do well in my 26 nosler
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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2020, 07:46:35 AM »
The 140 grain AB shoots very well out of my 26

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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2020, 08:11:02 AM »
The 140 grain AB shoots very well out of my 26

Thanks again for all the input, suggestions

I would love to try some 140gr Accubonds but I cant find any :bash:

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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2020, 12:13:43 PM »
My 6.5-300wby likes the swift sciroccos 130gr. Took two deer with them this year and it performed perfect :twocents:.

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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2020, 08:42:36 AM »
I found some 140gr Accubonds  :tup:

I have the barrel broken in and some 140 gr. Partitions and some 142gr. Accubond LR loaded up with some RL26. Going to shoot for groups then load the Accubonds up when they get here and shoot those.

Hopefully I'll get one of those dialed :IBCOOL:

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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2020, 08:50:20 AM »
I settled on RL-25 behind the 127LRX in my 6.5PRC, smoked a cow elk in Idaho in early October.

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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2020, 09:35:30 AM »
I settled on RL-25 behind the 127LRX in my 6.5PRC, smoked a cow elk in Idaho in early October.

What velocity were you pushing those?

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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2020, 09:45:31 PM »
140 grain Accubond in the 260 works very well on deer for me
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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2020, 05:22:44 AM »
Would love to try some accubonds, had 100 bought, then they emailed me and said they didnt have any  :bash:

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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2020, 07:11:58 AM »
I settled on RL-25 behind the 127LRX in my 6.5PRC, smoked a cow elk in Idaho in early October.

What velocity were you pushing those?
Right at 3200fps.

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Re: What 26 caliber bullet
« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2020, 07:17:45 PM »
I settled on RL-25 behind the 127LRX in my 6.5PRC, smoked a cow elk in Idaho in early October.

What velocity were you pushing those?
Right at 3200fps.

Those are smokiing  :tup:

 


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