Remington Accelerators

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Trez, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody tried the Remington Accelerators? Ive read reviews that their just a waste of money, to their a good varmint/small game round.. Ive heard that they were discontinued? I know where to get a box, should I?
    Thinking it could be neat to try some outta my M1903.. A 55 gr. .223 bullet at around 4000 fps sounds like it could be fun..
     
  2. TLuker

    TLuker Active Member

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    I've still got a box but I honestly can't remember how they shot? Many years ago my father dropped a 185lb buck in his tracks with a .308 accelerator. They will obviously drop a deer with really good shot placement so I'm guessing they would work great on small game and varmint? I would get that box just to have if nothing else since they're no longer available.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Some time back we had a gent dropped by the forum that worked on the development of the Accelerator. They were made (originally) in 30-30, .308. and 30-06. The .308 was dropped, but the others are still around (have 4 boxes of the .308 I am hoarding! Snicker, chortle, cackle!)

    Accuracy was as good as the parent rifle. Do not expect to be popping groundhogs at 600 meters with your Winchester 94. And they DID make an interesting varmint round for a .30 cal rifle- albeit rather pricey. But the SPEED- Good LORD- the 30-06 claimed 4500 fps, the .308 4100 fps. Has a distinct sound- reminds me of an Abrams firing the sabot round- sort of a PEEWHEEEEE! First time I fired some, the Rangemaster was over in 3 shots- "What is God's name are you SHOOTING?!?"

    Would avoid them for deer and above- bullet is just too light to get good penetration IMHO- but prairie dogs would evaporate. Literally.

    It is reported that Remington used a special powder, a low energy primer to prevent primer kicking the bullet foward before powder lit, and a VERY hard bullet- first bullets were blowing up when sabot sprang away from the bullet.
     
  4. sniper762

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    Great varmint round. I used them in my magnum research lone eagle .308
     
  5. Reciprocate

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    Have just purchased a good supply of these for the .308 in hopes of unlocking their secrets. Any assistance you could provide would be most appreciated.

    One of my first efforts was slated to be a friendly letter to Remington requesting such help. Obviously, this was a long shot. My chances of getting past their lawyers was likely not very promising.

    If I can successfully "crack" these highly engineered products - intend to publicly post this data. For those of us without a large collection of rifles, the accelerators were an attractive option. I'm saddened Remington elected to remove them from the market.
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    These would really be interesting loaded with the M855 ball penetrator bullet.:D
     
  7. sniper762

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    you can buy .30 cal sabots and load your own.
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The currently available sabots are pretty cool. 7.62 X 39 with a 55 gr FMJ @3400 fps? Unfortunately the longer 62 gr penetrators do not stablize well. I have tried.
     
  9. sniper762

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    its not the sabot's fault..........its the slow twist rate of your rifling
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You would thing a 1/10 .30 caliber barrel would be adequate for the 62 gr. In my attempts, it is not.
     
  11. sniper762

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    1/7-1/9 is preferred..........miltary went from 1/12 to 1/7 when changed from 55 to 62gr.
     
  12. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think when the weather warms up a bit, I just might buy some sabots for my .30-06 ans try them out with M855 bullets.

    If I had a .50 Barrett, it would be interesting to load SLAP rounds with .30 cal M-2 AP.:D

    Not sure, but I think that's what the govt uses for the Ma Deuce.