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Old 05-29-2008, 05:02 PM
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At the velocity you have with the '06 the 180 gr Ballistic Tip would work fine on elk but I would have to agree with Joel and say that since its there, there is no reason not to step up to the 180 gr Accubond as it offers all the good things that the BT offers but also in a much better bullet for penetrating and bullet weight retention.

I would pic the 180 gr Accubond even over the 180 gr Partition. In my testing the Accubond will retain at least as much bullet weight and generally put penetrate the partition. Plus it shoots flatter and bucks the wind better!!

For a commercial big game bullet, the Accubonds are about as good as things get, if your rifle shoots them well and most do.
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Nosler has just come out with the 180 gr E-Tip. They have a little better BC than the Accubonds, but not sure about their penetration. I'll be loading them in my 300 WSM.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:31 PM
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for the 06, do you think 175gr or 185 gr would be better?
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:29 AM
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Go w/ the 180 Accubond, or look hard @ the new E-tip.

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Go w/ the 180 Accubond, or look hard @ the new E-tip.

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Very good advice. IMHO
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:49 PM
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ive seen those e-tips, any advantage going with them over the accubond? what is the BC of the e-tip?
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:32 AM
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I forget the exact b.c. but it is almost the same as the 200gn accubond. In the '06 the added muzzel vel. would be great over the 200grn accubond. I just ordered some to try. Looking forward to using them. Going to try them in a 30-06 and 30-338 lapua imp. I know, not very heavy for cal, but I'm not ready for the loooong ranges yet.

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