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TSX or Accubonds in a 300 win mag for Elk?

 
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:12 PM
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Try the 200gr TSX for Elk....Midway USA has them on sale (Federal) for $24/box....usually $42!!

I think the 200gr bullet is perfect for elk, that's where you really see the advantage of the 300 WM over just a 30-06.

Chris
I dont' have any experience with the Accubond, but the TSX ( 180 gr ) out of my 300WinMag at 3150 fps is an absolutely a one-shot affarir for our Red Stags.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:42 PM
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I shoot them both in my .270WSM - haven't been able to tell the difference... They both have excellent terminal performance. I hunt whitetail and hogs and have not seen a difference.

Difference for me is that the accubond can shoot one hole and the TSX is shooting about 3/4"..

The TSX from what I understand has less pressure and you can gain more velocity...
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:11 PM
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good choices

I have used both bullets on elk at varying ranges.

My 2005 6X6 bull fell to a 140 grain 270 WSM handload at just over 500 yards. The slug took out the on-side shoulder, turned the lungs to ribbons, broke the off shoulder, and clung precariously to the off shoulder hide exterior. The bullet sheared off one petal, but the result was an absolutely devastating one-shot kill.

My 2006 6X7 bull fell took a 200 grain accubond from a 300 Weatherby at a lasered 400 even. A wind gust drifted the shot back into the rear lungs and he required a follow-up. I also recovered that bullet and it's mushroom was magazine advertisement perfect.

At your ranges both are excellent bullets you can count on. I would give the accubond's high BC the edge if you were extending out towards 800-900 yards. I would say for 400 on in the TSX wins due to the extreme penetration it provides. That bullet will perform on big, tough bulls at hard angles. I second the other post on the TSX's expansion. I have seen several animals killed with the bullet and it HAD to have expanded IMMEDIATELY to cause the massive destruction inside the body cavity.

I think you are on the right track either way ... and good luck finding those bulls!
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:19 AM
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If you go with the Accubonds you can shoot the 180gr Balistic tips and then shoot the NAB's for hunting. Then you don't have to pay as much to practice, the bullets are not identical but they are very close BC wise.

That is what I am doing out of my 300WM, factory 24" barrel and I can't see any change in POI out to 400 yards.

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Old 07-28-2007, 08:52 PM
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180 grain Accubonds have been working for me for a few years. Haven't been able to recover one to see how they expand as all have been pass throughs. None of the elk have went more than 10 yds.
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:33 AM
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The Barnes TSX Bullet

My hunting partners and I have been using the TSX Barnes Bullet to harvest 6 elk and 8 mule deer. The elk have all been one shot kills with exceptional performance. The elk shots were 537, 460, 508, 380, 170, and 136 yds. The deer have all been beyond 370 yds, out to 628 yds.
I hand load for the following calibers, 243 AckImp, 7-08, 280, 308, and the 300 WinMag.
My best results have been with the 168gr TSX. It has the speed, stability, and accuracy out to 1000 yds. The velocity and energy are slightly less than the 180 gr. However, every shot was taken with 2 observers using a spotting scope and leica geovid 15x56 rangefinder binos.
All shooting factors were studied and field adjustments made "AFTER" the decision was made to take the shot.
We shoot offhand metallic shilouette out to 500m once a month. This is supplemented by long range bench, sitting and prone shooting out to 1000yds. We use Sierra Matchkings and Hornady Match and A-Max bullets for accuracy development. Once we have a true 100 yard zero, we develop dope sheets for each caliber. This is then followed by loading Barnes Bullets that approximate the match bullets, and shooting out in the desert from 100 to 1000 yards is conducted and fine tuning notes are logged. This data is refined through numerous field shooting sessions prior to the hunting season.
Before the Barnes Bullets, I used Nosler Partitions and Ballistic Tips. The Partitions were accurate out to 600yds. The Ballistic Tips were great out to 800 yds - BUT they destroyed a large portion of meat EVERYTIME! They didn't drop the game instantly and in many cases involved long tracking/recovery sessions. Wounded game animals use every possible obstacle to put distance on the hunter. Since using the Triple-Shock Bullets we haven't had to track a wounded animal because they dropped in their tracks or didn't go more than 70 yards.

Good Luck in your bullet choice and hunting.
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:41 AM
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The Barnes TSX Bullet

My hunting partners and I have been using the TSX Barnes Bullet to harvest 6 elk and 8 mule deer. The elk have all been one shot kills with exceptional performance. The elk shots were 537, 460, 508, 380, 170, and 136 yds. The deer have all been beyond 370 yds, out to 628 yds.
I hand load for the following calibers, 243 AckImp, 7-08, 280, 308, and the 300 WinMag.
My best results have been with the 168gr TSX. It has the speed, stability, and accuracy out to 1000 yds. The velocity and energy are slightly less than the 180 gr. However, every shot was taken with 2 observers using a spotting scope and leica geovid 15x56 rangefinder binos.
All shooting factors were studied and field adjustments made "AFTER" the decision was made to take the shot.
We shoot offhand metallic shilouette out to 500m once a month. This is supplemented by long range bench, sitting and prone shooting out to 1000yds. We use Sierra Matchkings and Hornady Match and A-Max bullets for accuracy development. Once we have a true 100 yard zero, we develop dope sheets for each caliber. This is then followed by loading Barnes Bullets that approximate the match bullets, and shooting out in the desert from 100 to 1000 yards is conducted and fine tuning notes are logged. This data is refined through numerous field shooting sessions prior to the hunting season.
Before the Barnes Bullets, I used Nosler Partitions and Ballistic Tips. The Partitions were accurate out to 600yds. The Ballistic Tips were great out to 800 yds - BUT they destroyed a large portion of meat EVERYTIME! They didn't drop the game instantly and in many cases involved long tracking/recovery sessions. Wounded game animals use every possible obstacle to put distance on the hunter. Since using the Triple-Shock Bullets we haven't had to track a wounded animal because they dropped in their tracks or didn't go more than 70 yards.

Good Luck in your bullet choice and hunting.
SEMPER FIDELIS
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