Above is my rifle and scope. I am trying to figure out which bullet beat fits my needs... -The round must fit in my magazine
-reliable expansion from 50 yards to 800 yards
-will be used for deer, hogs, and black bear. Elk may be coming soon but for now just those three.
Any ideas? What would your guys first choices be for load development.
Try 72-77grns H4831 under 180grn Accubond or 73-80grns H1000 under a 200grn accubond, the hornady sst interlocks are a good subsitute for accubonds also. My hunting rounds with noslers are .015" off the lands and come to 3.457 oal, so there's about .050" left to spare in a standard long action. My load currently is 73.7grns Imr4350 with 180grn NBT at 3.457" in black hills brass with CCI BR2 primers but this is very warm, past max book, will not work in all rifles but you. Could try to work up to it. It only gives me 3116 fps but for the accuracy I get I'm willing to lose the other 100fps its capable of with a slower powder.
as far as killing ability yes i recommend the partition over the accubond. The accubond has a slight advantage in long range as far as trajectory goes but out to 800 I doubt they have a real world edge in flight but the partition will be superior in killing ability. another option are barnes tripple shocks because the like to be seated off the Lans which means when loaded to fit a magazine a lot of times they are the most accurate choice and they are hammers also
" Real elk guns start with the number 3 or bigger and blow two holes, one in and one out." - My Dad
I do not disagree on the partitions they are good bullets, almost the same as accubonds but constructed a little heavier and no polymer tip to aid in exspansion and the CE bullets are monolithics, so in short at close ranges you may have through and throughs with partition and CE's even if you hit bone if the game is real close.