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Old 11-03-2009, 10:47 AM
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Re: 826 mule deer and 850 elk, CO.

Yeah, I just didn't like what I saw with that Berger, I'll admit that. Jim's buck WAS a big bodied bastard, probaby 230-250 dressed weight, but I personally would be awefully careful about where that bullet hit an elk. We got very little meat off the front shoulders as that bullet chewed em up pretty good. I just don't think it offers the flexability of a bullet that has more penetration capability such as a quartering to you shot.

I don't know what the Accubond would have done differently, I'd like to think it would hold up better, but I have no way of knowing, only hoping I suppose.

On my elk, the 200gr Accubond didn't have much resistance at all, and still had about a 1" or better exit hole and a bit bigger through both lungs. Damage was about what I would have expected and obviously since it was 9" or so behind the shoulder we didn't loose a scrap of meat. I am very curious about the perfomance of that bullet through bone and will stick with that one at this point. With a BC in the high .5's, at over 3200fps, the trajectory and wind drifts with it are more than acceptable to me.
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I wish Nosler made a 30 cal 220 gr AB bullet.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:41 PM
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+1 as above
+2 on the pics.

My mule deer was shot with the 168 berger with my MOA in 7 Sundance (376 Steyr)
It sounds like the hit you had but I didn't loose the whole shoulder.
It was only a 562 yd shot, slightly uphill with his nose right behind a doe. He went 10 yds at most.
If I get a deer license here in WI I will be using the Savage.
I finally got a bobcat tag and sure would like to fill it, it took 5 years.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:33 AM
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Re: 826 mule deer and 850 elk, CO.




hey guys theres the pics!
better late than never

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:52 AM
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I'm in the process of getting a 7mm Dakota up and shooting for this year...I'm not sure which bullet go with but I have 160gr Accubonds loaded up right now, and I'm thinking if velocity and accuracy are there, that's what I'll stick with for now, although I might scam a few Bergers off Jim and try them out.
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Very nice buck Jim!
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:20 AM
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hey guys theres the pics!
better late than never
On the jeep forums if there are no pics it didn't happen ;-)
That sure looks like some tuff terrain to walk in. How is it packing out the meat?

Enjoying some new snow today?
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