Loaded me up some accubonds this week end to try. Didn't like the way they grouped. Going back to seirra gamekings.shane256 said:If you're looking for long range (good BC), Accubonds will probably be your best bet. Some of the lead-free may have OK BC, too.
I cant find a 180 grain .35 whelen on Federal's website, but have seen other sites offering different specs:old jim said:I think I'm going to try the Federal fusion 180gr. It's advertised at 3000fps, maybe a good shooter?
Mine done that about the second week i had it. I took it back to the dealer and all they done was had to replace the spring or something to do with the firing pin. They said that most of that years TC Prohunter Encores had to have that piece replaced with a stronger one. It took just a few minutes and they were done.tha bugman said:I want one of these guns so bad but heard do much about misfires
I finally had someone call me back today from Fusion and they verified that their loads were 200 grain only. Probaly would still be a great load for around $30 per box.randywallace said:I cant find a 180 grain .35 whelen on Federal's website, but have seen other sites offering different specs:
Able Ammo has 180 grain at 2670fps
Federal site has a 200 grain at 2700. http://www.fusionammo.com/ballistics/rifle.aspx?id=877
Sportsman's Guide has 180 grain at 2700. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/federal-fusion-35-whelen-180-gr-20-rds.aspx?a=286527&bi=185911
Odd thing is most advertise that it is Federal load number F35FS1 which should be the 200 grain at 2700 [confused]
He's to stubborn to try something heavier than 180grains. He shot at least 4 boxes of these with buckshot type patterns. It's not stabilizingrandywallace said:I am now shooting them. Good groups out of my Encore. Buddy shooting it out of a CVA scout cant get it to group at 100, but is shoots ok at 200.
Yep, he is bent on shooting the 180s no mater what. I thik he got chapped when I shot 7 out of mine and put it up. I didn't realize it until a member here pointed it out, but the Hornady SP have better ballistics with a heavier bullet. I wish I still had a few boxes of those accubonds.fullstrut said:He's to stubborn to try something heavier than 180grains. He shot at least 4 boxes of these with buckshot type patterns. It's not stabilizing