MOVE OVER SCIRROCOS, THERE'S A NEW KID IN TOWN. NOSLER HAS PROBABLY JUST INTRODUCED THE ULTIMATE BULLET FOR THOSE WHO PREFER THE LONG SHOT ON ALL CRITTERS BIG AND SMALL! I SAW THESE BABIES IN ACTION ON A DOE ANTELOPE HUNT IN WYOMING THIS WEEKEND AND I WAS VERY IMPRESSED AT THE PERFORMANCE. THE SHOT WAS FIRED AT 949 YARD FROM A .300 WIN MAG. THE BULLET WAS THE 180 GRAIN ACCUBOND. IT PUT A TENNIS-BALL SIZED HOLE THROUGH THE SHOULDER BLADE ON ONE SHOT, AND COMPLETELY REMOVED THE HIP JOINT ON ANOTHER SHOT! I WAS WORRIED THAT AT EXTREME RANGE, THESE BONDED BULLETS MIGHT NOT OPEN UP ENOUGH BUT NOW I HAVE NO FEARS. THEY WORK JUST LIKE THERE SUPPOSED TO-AND NO MORE WEIGHING OF BULLETS PRIOR TO RELOADING LIKE THE SCIRROCOS. DON'T GET ME WRONG, I STILL LIKE SCIRROCOS, BUT EVEN AFTER WEIGHING I STILL GET SOME FLIERS. NOT THE CASE WITH ACCUBONDS. ALL HIT WHERE INTENDED AND THE WEIGHT VARIED LESS THAN ONE-TENTH OF A GRAIN!
[ 09-15-2004: Message edited by: goodgrouper ]
the B.C. on the 308cal.Accubond 180gr.is
supposed to be the same as the Ballistic Tip
.507, it might in reality be slightly different as my Accubond's are .020 longer
than my Ballistic Tip's but that might just
be a typical lot to lot variation. as far as
performance a bullet is only as good as it's
placement,you put this bullet in a 300wm at
3100fps and place it in the right spot on an
ELK at 500yard's GAME OVER !!!!!!!!!
To be honest, at 500 yards, I would feel totally confident aiming a 180 gr Ballistic Silvertip into the chest of a bull elk.
THere are certainly better options out there but at that range, the velocity will make the bullet perform very well. I would by no means intentionally aim to take out an onside shoulder but I would hold on the off side shoulder.
As far as the Accubond, in all the testing I have done with expansion and penetration, it compared extremely well to the partitions of equal weight, in both weight retention and penetration.
Personally I would opt for the heavier 200 gr version if hunting elk but that is just my opinion. I feel either Accubond in 308 would perform extremely well on elk size game from a 300 Win Mag out to 500 yards.
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Hi , I just started shooting the 200 gr. accubonds and am finding them not as accurate as the SMK , but way better than the sciroccos. I am curious as to what kind of powder everyone is using . I have been using H1000 .