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140 NBT vs 140 Accubond

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Unread 12-13-2008, 07:07 PM
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Re: 140 NBT vs 140 Accubond

Maybe its because I am pretty new to loading, ballistics and long range
that I do not have tunnel vision (Please DO NOT take that wrong)
I have been hunting for about 40 years and have always just used factory rounds.
For many reasons I have started to change the way I hunt and the cost of Ammo has made me become a loader and researcher of HOW and WHY.

I keep reading where people are not happy unless they have a pass thru shot so they can follow a blood trail.
I have track many blood trails (good and Bad) and it is not something that I really want to do when I can have a Bullet that expends ALL of it energy into the animal rather than the hillside behind it.

Energy= shock and trauma (JELLO Organs) causing close to instant death.
Why would you want to trail a wounded animal till it bleeds out like an arrow shot when you can SLAM him to the ground?

Please, I am not trying to get a fire going here, just trying to justifie it all
in my newbie, unpolluted mind.


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Unread 12-13-2008, 07:13 PM
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Re: 140 NBT vs 140 Accubond

I like both and use both depending on how long the shot is.

The accubond has an expansion rate somewhere between the ballistic tip
and the partition.

So I use the partition up close ( 200 yrds an in ) the accubond at medium
range ( 200 to 500 yrds ) and the ballistic past 500yrds at 7 WSM velocitys.

The range is extended with the 7STW and the 7 RUMs velocitys.

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Unread 12-14-2008, 06:36 PM
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Re: 140 NBT vs 140 Accubond

As a small time guide (for a local AF bombing range, different story). I deal with about 100 shot deer each year. Bang flop is a dream most of the time and those only happen when the shot hits the neck or back. I have tracked many very well hit deer. A simple doe with her lungs blown out can go more than a couple hundred of yards in a swamp. The deal I am getting at is a bullet is a bullet. I trust Accubombs will work and not to come apart at WSM speeds. Rarely do normal folks shoot well enough to hit anything beyond 100 yards. The Accubomb is the bullet I suggest they purchase. Most box ammo can be bought with them. I don't like non-bonded bullets in any deer rifle. A deer can be shot from a stand at all ranges, 10 to 350 yards where I guide and I have to insure the bullet the hunter is using will work from "here to there".

Personal experience and many tracked deer tell me, get a pass through it will bleed and we will find it. No pass through, little blood, often lost deer in SC swamps. Shoot a stout bullet.
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Unread 12-15-2008, 12:56 AM
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Re: 140 NBT vs 140 Accubond

Men, i need a little info on the accubond. I'm working up some loads with AB and want to know if you have better results seating them close or jumping them, if jumping how many k's usually

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