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Unread 12-06-2006, 02:10 PM
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7mm Accubond Carnage...graphic pics

Walloped a doe this AM with the 7mm-270WSM XP-100. Hit her with a Nosler 7mm 160gr Accubond w/ a MV of 2750fps. Range was nothing extraordinary...around 200yds. Bullet entered between the front right shoulder and the neck and exited behind the left shoulder. The deer did the usual 75yd downhill heart shot sprint and cartwheeled to a halt.

Entrance was caliber in size and the exit was about 1.5"...looked like a great hit to minimize meat damage for the oppurtunity I was presented. Heart and lungs were mush when I opened her up.

From the following pic it all looks good. This from the inside of the chest cavity showing the entrance on the right at the very front and exit on the left.

The next image is of the entrance (right) side. As you will see, the entire right side of the ribcage is jelly. And this was with a hit in FRONT of the shoulder.

This is the exit side.

I had thought the bonded core Accubond bullet would not blow up this bad. And I'm not driving this bullet near as fast as rifle shooters. I've drilled a bunch of deer with the 180gr .338" NBT @ 2500fps and not gotten this kind of meat damage. Any thoughts??
Dan B.
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Unread 12-06-2006, 02:39 PM
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Re: 7mm Accubond Carnage...graphic pics

Any thoughts??

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Actually I shot a nice 9pt (375 yds) on Nov. 16 with a 160 NAB in 7mm RUM @ 3400 fps and had the same result if not worse. I hit him behind the shoulder straight through the lungs. The entrance hole was about the size of a golf ball and the exit hole was larger than my fist (I actually stuck my fist through it). This isn't the first deer I've shot with these bullets but it is the first time it has been this devastating.
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Unread 12-06-2006, 03:40 PM
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Re: 7mm Accubond Carnage...graphic pics

You might try the 154gr InterBond by Hornady, its BC is .525 and I have seen test where it retained more weight than the AB. Or go to a wildcat bullet around the same weight, they stay together.

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Unread 12-06-2006, 04:29 PM
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Re: 7mm Accubond Carnage...graphic pics

I used to get that kind of damage all the time when I was pushing 130 sierra boat tails out of a 270 @ 3150.

I switched to Hornady 140 Interlocks and have had better performance.

Also 130 Nos Ballistic tips resulted in less meat damage.

Also, longer range helps. In your cartridge's case much longer range. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 12-06-2006, 04:55 PM
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Re: 7mm Accubond Carnage...graphic pics

I found that the Nosler BT don't have much penetration with a shoulder shot, but behind the shoulder they are ok.
I hunt South Texas
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Unread 12-06-2006, 05:16 PM
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Re: 7mm Accubond Carnage...graphic pics

in my experience the wildcat (you talking about Widcat Bullets I guess??)' will do much more meat damage than an acubond or an interbond.
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Unread 12-06-2006, 07:12 PM
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Re: 7mm Accubond Carnage...graphic pics

I shot a doe last year with a 140 accubond at 3100 f.p.s. out of a 7mm saum. The shot broke the left shoulder, turned the heart and lungs to mush, and exited behind the right shoulder. Hardly any bloodshot meat to speak of. I just was'nt pleased with how far the deer went after being hit.
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