Re: .25cal Elk Bullets
I'm relatively new to the sight, I joined to get some long range perspective on my soon to be semi-cutom 7mm Mag. That said I have been toting a .25-06 out to the killing grounds of Maryland for 30+ years now and can attest to the virtues of the quarter bore. IMHO, .257 is the 'modified" Rodney Dangerfield of the centerfire world: "not much repsect". Many nice whitetail have given it up to the ol' .25 but I regularly hunt this little imported free range critter in the marshes of the Chesapeake Bay called a Sika deer. I hunt him because he lives in one of the few places in this state where true long range shooting is a possibility. Large stags are nocturnal, hairy 115-130 lb. beasts that if not stopped in their tracks will leave only the faintest of blood trails through the three square, big blue stem, and phragmites grasses that infest our tidal marsh. After years of shooting only 100gr Nosler BT's from 350-500yds at these bugling miniature Elk I had experience many flat out, slam bang kills with that round. But, there are 3 deer that still haunt me, shot but not found. Minimal sign. So for years I pined away for something better, something that would act like a BT, but behave more like a Partition. Tried Barnes, didn't open fast enough, pinhole in and out through shoulders. Then Nosler came out with the Accubond, I switched, and in 2010 at 447yds with 5-10mph crosswind he dropped stone dead. My point after all that hot air and to offer my suggestion is that for a do-it-all at any range projectile take that .257 Roy out to Elk Land and stuff that Norma Brass with a 110 Accubond, put the shot it where it ought to be, and roll that big dude off the mountain. The Accubond is as advertised.