Originally Posted by Ultramag45
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.