Re: accubond not exiting
Your experiances are normal.
Nosler recomends a MAXIMUM impact velocity of 3100 FPS for these bullets. In my experiance it is lower than that. At extreemly high velocity, these bullets will flatten out conciderably and lose their pass through abilities.
I shot clean through a 1300# bull moose at 650 yards with a 300 RUM and a 200 AB. Starting velocity was 3150 FPS.
Same bullet, same rifle didnt pass through a dall ram @ 360 yards. The ram however dropped in his tracks from the bullet "expending" all of its energy.
If you demand a pass through at short range, try the partition. The design of this bullet will not allow for complete flattening of the bullet on impact. Flat bullets dont pass through well. Long ones (even with a mushroom) pass through much easier. An ACCUBOND hitting at ultra high velocity WILL flatten.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.