Originally Posted by etisll40
Great post and links.
I'm trying to figure out what bullet to choose for hunting, 500-1000 yards for a 300 Weatherby. Any suggestions? The 210 Berger seems interesting. Gun not built yet. Need to buy correct reamer too.
Keep chiming in on 30 cal heavy bullets.
200gr Accubond. Best of both worlds the way I see it. Tougher than light constructed bullets, not as tough as solids. If your shots are typically closer to 1k or more, you may want a different bullet, but if they're typically 500-800ish the Accubond offers great ballistics & reliable, & proven performance, and will still handle 1k+.
I'm not even in the same league as Broz, or LTLR, & I never claim to be. I don't have the years of hands on experience under my belt, so take my opinion for what its worth. But, I have killed my share of big game, & have formed my own opinion that fits my hunting style to a "T". My opinion lies almost exactly in between these two well respected, mossyhorned, Long Range Heavyweights.
My way isn't the only way, nor is it the best way for everyone else, but it is a completely viable & proven way for how I hunt, & the ranges described for your cartrige.
If the animals you hunt, in the country you hunt, rarely present the perfect broadside shot, & you need to put em down with the best shot presented, the monometal bullets really shine.
If your into extreme long range, the lighter constructed bullets with high b.c.'s offer more range, less wind drift, & a lower velocity to expand.
If you want somewhere in between, & your willing to sacrifice some BC, & or bullet construction, its hard to stray too far from the Accubond. It's just a great middle ground bullet.
Now as for the rest of this thread, which I have followed rather closely, I'm gonna keep reading, & learning, but it sure does keep me coming back to my opinion of bullet selection stated above for my style of hunting. If two of the best & most respected LR shooters, & hunters we know on this forum, are of such opposite opinions, where does that leave the rest of us?
There's no perfect bullet. Every bullet has to give something up to the next. Every bullet can have a bonus over the next as well depending on application, & intended use.
Broz is a long time proponent of Bergers. LTLR is a long time proponent of controlled expansion hunting bullets. Nobody on either side of this debate is going to change either of thier minds, period. All we can do is learn from thier experience, & form our own opinion.