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338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

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Re: 338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

Accuracy has not been my problem with the 225 AB. It has shot very well in all my big 338's I have tried it in. I switched this year to this bullet and so my big game experience with it is limited. However every shot I made this year with it had complete bullet failure and so did a number of others who I built guns for and also switched this year. Although I received some reports of good performance, most were very poor performance. Makes no difference to me what a guy shoots. I am on here like everybody else to report my findings as accurately as possible and learn what works best for others. That is what has made this forum great. I have shot thousands of nosler bullets for 40 years with mostly good results. These did not perform to my expectations so I reported that and will be switching to the 250 AB or another bullet. It seems a number of guys are having good luck with the 250's. Once a bullet fails on an animal I shot I look for something else.
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    Re: 338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

    LTLR,

    Thank you for the reply. I have shot the 225 gr AB only on paper and water jugs from 50-300 yds and they worked fine for me. I do realize on game performance is a lot different than water.

    I pushed Nosler for 3 years to come out with the 250 gr AB and was pleased with the introduction.
    Its the only bullet I plan on using in my 338 RUM, I am sure it will work well for you too.

    Recovered 250 gr AB bullets from water jugs at 100 yds-

    Recovered 250 gr AB bullets from water jugs at 300 yds-

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    Re: 338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

    I have nothing to offer to the discussion other than a *HUGE* thank you.

    You all are giving us non-professionals *free* information and wisdom and i want you all to know i (and probably many others - i'm just more vocal...) appreciate it.

    One day when i'm back in the States long-term, i'd love to join the ranks of elk hunters as well as get back into shooting and this information is really valuable.

    Thanks
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    Re: 338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

    I thought I would show my 338 225 gr AB test results. These bullets were recovered from gallon water jugs, MV 3080 fps.


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    Re: 338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

    Jd,

    Do you have weights on the 250's at the same ranges?
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    Re: 338 RUM, 225 or 250 Accubond

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    Jd,

    Do you have weights on the 250's at the same ranges?
    Here is the link to the tests.
    Nosler Reloading - ammunition, hunting, shooting, and performance reloading expertise from the source.

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