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Unread 07-11-2007, 05:44 PM
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Re: 338 Thunder II

That's the guy!

We'll do. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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    Kirby,

    The barrel is a straight 1.25" barrel and was bedded using pillars in the standard way.

    I would be all about trying out some AL tipped wildcats. What twist would the 265 grain require? I have a 9.5" twist. How do I get some to try? And have you tested the terminal performance of them yet on phonebooks or other media?

    Would use them on a moose next month if they turned out ok. Going for 1500 yards or perhaps a 1 mile kill.
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    The 300 grain MK and the 250 MK gave very inconsistent results when it came to terminal performance in my testing. The 250 Scenars had no terminal performance! Could have loaded them back up almost. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    Accubonds have not let me down yet. They always expand and they make a big hole.
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    GoodGrouper, how did your friend do this past fall with his Thunder?
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    Eaglet,

    Thats one long shot. Those are some really cool looking rifles and it works. As they say the proof is in the pudding. That was one long shot. I hope to be able to do that some day. Way to go!!
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    Where did you get the scope ring with the level on it?
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    GoodGrouper, how did your friend do this past fall with his Thunder?


    Well, he killed three antelope, two elk, a deer, and several coyotes. His farthest was a doe antelope at just over 1500 yards. Hit her with a 300 grain SMK and it went from butt to chest and exited. She was drinking out of a pond when the bullet struck and she dropped right into the water and probably drowned before she lost all and I mean all of her blood. Exit wound was grapefruit sized!

    His farthest coyote was around 900 yards if memory serves and it almost cut it's head off.

    One of the elk was under 20 yards in a self defense situation and the 225 Accubond went in the chest and out the rear and the elk skidded to a stop on it's belly so close that he touched the nose with his muzzle!
    A quick bugle in the pre-dawn light set this bull off into a full on charge.
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