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Amax vs accubond

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Unread 10-06-2012, 05:56 PM
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Re: Amax vs accubond

I have come to the conclusion that the "premium" bullets for hunting are a total waste of money. Also boat tail bullets are also not needed. Flat based bullets are almost always more accurate at hunting distances (25-500 yards). Either pick yourself up some Speer hot cores , Hornady flat based interlocks, or sierra pro hunters and go hunt whatever you want.
Those accubonds may be cool and all, but not needed and way overpriced. If you want a good bonded bullet then get the Speer deepcurl.
The Amax on the other hand is a fantastic long range hunting bullet. Same with the SST.

The way I choose, is harder flat based bullets for short to mid range and softer boat tail bullets for extreme long range (amax,sst and the overlooked Speer spbt)
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Unread 10-06-2012, 06:41 PM
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Re: Amax vs accubond

The Swift Scirocco is an excellent all around hunting bullet provided they will group in your rifle. Good b.c., expand at longer ranges, and hold up at close range. The often overlooked Nosler Ballistic tip is also a pretty good all around bullet although it doesn't hold up as well at high velocity as the scirocco. It is lower priced though and usually gives excellent accuracy......Rich
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Unread 10-06-2012, 07:25 PM
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Re: Amax vs accubond

I've taken an antelope doe and muley doe with 178 gr A-max off my .300 Win Mag ~300 yards. On both, had very little entry/exit hole but the internal were blown and DRT.

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