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Accubond failures?

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Unread 08-30-2006, 03:49 PM
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Accubond failures?

Has anyone heard or experienced this? I personally have not along with a bunch of my hunting buddies. That said there are some reports on various forums that indicated the opposite. Any inputs? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Unread 08-30-2006, 04:14 PM
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Re: Accubond failures?

I initially heard the 115gr .257 AB wasnt preforming very well but I havent heard anything since then, and that was probably 8 months ago. I never got a chance to test them in my 25-06.

Everything else I have heard and seen has been great.

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Unread 08-30-2006, 04:37 PM
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Re: Accubond failures?

The only one's I have personally dealt with are the 110gr .257's and the 140gr .277's. Both have done what they were supposed to for us, they shot nice groups, and put hogs and yotes on the ground with authority. Of course I only got to shoot the groups, the daughter got to shoot the critters.
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Unread 08-30-2006, 05:17 PM
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Re: Accubond failures?

I personally recovered two 140 AB from Elk and 1 180 AB from last years bull. all travelled through to the off side shoulder and were the perfect picture of a great mushroom. I love em. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Unread 08-30-2006, 06:50 PM
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Re: Accubond failures?

I have not seen or been told of any failures with any weight of NAB. Most of of the told about ones and all of mine were 200 gr 30 cal or 225 338 cal. A few customers used the 160 7mm version and were tickeled to death with them. As I have said many times I think they are an excellent design my only regret is they don't and won't manufacture a 275 gr .338 version.
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Unread 08-30-2006, 07:53 PM
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Re: Accubond failures?

Allen Day reported miserable performance with the .338 Accubonds (can't remember the weight) on a recent trip to Africa. If you do a search at 24hourcampfire you should be able to find it.

My own personal experience with them is very limited, consisting of one whitetail buck. I got complete pass through on a shoulder shot and a piled up deer.
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Unread 08-30-2006, 07:57 PM
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Re: Accubond failures?

POP knows about Allen Days post on 24 Hour Campfire and has resonded, that is why he is asking the question here to see if any one else has experienced or knows of anyone else that has experienced failure
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