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Old 10-20-2008, 09:47 AM
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Re: 225 gr accubonds on elk

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If the sun moon and stars line up correctly, it should account for a moose and elk this year. If things are normal though she'll just bust a bunch of rocks.
So did you get over there for a peek. We will be there Thursday night and ready to roll Friday morning.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:39 AM
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Re: 225 gr accubonds on elk

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I Do like to shoot animals in the shoulder, as it anchors them immediately.. i am a little hesitant with the accubonds doing that. ANd like you said if you think you have made a less then perfect shot, a follow up is always next, whether it is the Texas Heart or whatever angle. Just about every deer i have shot in the shoulder has passed through and broken both... wondering if i can look forward to doing that on an elk with the accubonds... I know that partitions will do it... I know that 338 RUM at 3200 might make that accubond blow up if I dead center a bulls front shoulder.... Or am I a little overboard, and accubonds are better then I think
Go ahead and dead center a bulls shoulder with that bullet anytime you want. I don't care if that bullet does come apart, it's going to take one hell of a lot of energy to do it and during the course of the bullet coming apart, that bulls shoulder is going to come apart. Accubonds are very good and very tough (and after shooting 2 sub MOA groups at 500 and 700 yards with them through my Model 70 sporter this weekend very accurate). I would wager that the Accubond is going to out penetrate the Partition most of the time because it's going to retain mass better than the Partition (remember I'm a Partition fan). I find it hard to believe that you're going to find anything that is going to give you more reliable performance.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:48 AM
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Re: 225 gr accubonds on elk

Have you considered the 250 accubond? Should give more penetration on a difficult/big bone shot.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:55 AM
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Re: 225 gr accubonds on elk

Though it is not in a 338. I spent 4 months taking stern shots in 200 pound deer checking penetration and bullet proformance with the 225gr Accubond from my 358STA.
AT 600 yards I hit right of the exit port breaking the pelvis and the off side front shoulder, finding the bullet under the skin in front of the front shoulder. Intact and full mushroom. The next one taken was shot at 250 and he was aware of my presence. I waited for perfect alignment and took the shot at the base of the tail. The bullet split the back bone for six inches and I found the bullet in the flap skin under the lower jaw. Again the perfect mushroom. More examples with the same results.

Be confident with the bullet choice.

Neal
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:04 PM
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Re: 225 gr accubonds on elk

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Have you considered the 250 accubond? Should give more penetration on a difficult/big bone shot.
I agree, more of a good thing with the 338 cal 250 gr AB.

Accuracy from a factory M700 LSS 338 RUM is pretty good too.


JD338
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:14 PM
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Re: 225 gr accubonds on elk

Where are you getting your accubonds? The best price I can find is midway. Thanks
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:51 PM
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Re: 225 gr accubonds on elk

let's see, we have a 338RUM shooting a 225gr Accubond at 3200. for hunting elk, this would be like a sore dick, you can't beat it!
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