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Posted: 10/2/2002 6:52:28 PM EDT
Do you experts have any experience with this ammo?
I know that it's been around for ages, but I haven't ever tried it out.
What should I expect?
Link Posted: 10/3/2002 4:25:00 AM EDT
IMHO,
YOUR RUNNING A SABOTED .223 DOWN A .30 BORE, DO NOT EXPECT MATCH ACCURACY, YOU CAN HOWEVER EXPECT A FAST LOW-RECOILING ROUND WITH A UNKNOWN PURPOSE, HAD A FEW BOXES SIT ON THE SHELF FOR YEARS NEVER SOLD THEM JUST SHOT THEM UP!

ACTION`S BY R.A.K.
CUSTOM GUNSMITHING
Link Posted: 10/3/2002 4:30:04 AM EDT
I had a few box's too. Kept them around for some special purpose, or whatever. They are gone now, and I have not seen them around on the shelves for along time. I assume they have been banned or outlawed, or just removed from production.
I 'very interesting' and sometimes useful round if there ever was one.
Link Posted: 10/3/2002 12:14:03 PM EDT
If you want a .22 cal bullet at 4000+ buy a .220 Swift or .22-250.

I've heard nothing but horrible accuracy from those accelerators. I do believe they're being produced again, FWIW. Remington lists them in thier ballistic, dataand have seen a few boxes in my fav gunshop.

If you're looking for a good varmint or *pest* load for you 30-06, a 125gr ballistic tip or something like that would work great. But if you're strictly talking factory, then I'm not sure what to tell ya... I don't know of any factory '06 under 150gr.
Link Posted: 10/4/2002 2:23:59 PM EDT
i've never had any accuracy problem with them. you do have to "sight in" for the cartridge. only the head and tail left of a coyote at 100 to 150 yds. mcole
Link Posted: 10/4/2002 4:11:04 PM EDT
Don't know about the 30-06, but I ran some through a Winchester 94 30-30. Advised to only load one in the barrel and one in the tube magazine to prevent a nasty accident with the pointed bullet hitting the primer during recoil. Anyway,it was realively accurate (Win. 94 not noted as a tack driver) and with the velocity of a .223. Did quite a bit of damage to Jackrabits and Coyotes. It was about 15 years ago or more, but I think they were more accurate than the .30 stuff out of that rifle anyway. Only one way to tell for sure if they will shoot accurately or not.
Link Posted: 10/4/2002 4:38:35 PM EDT
If you are interested, I had this thread about 30-06 accelerators in the reloading section...

Jonathan
Link Posted: 10/4/2002 7:18:07 PM EDT
Thanks all.
DsrtEgl50, thanks for the link. I'll check some of those references.
IMHO
Link Posted: 10/6/2002 8:49:09 PM EDT
I bought 5 boxes of Rem .30-06 Xcellerator from a store going out of business. I bought them mostly for the brass, is was that cheap.

I wondered how they shot, so rather than just pulling the bullets, I decided to shoot some of them.

Surprise, surprise, surprise! I shot them from my Rem 7400. I was getting 1" groups, centered pretty well, about 1" higher than my usual 150 gr Nosler Ballistic Tips over 51 grains of IMR 4064.

I would have bought more if available, but have not seen any since.
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