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Best 180gr. long range elk bullet?

 
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:39 PM
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Best 180gr. long range elk bullet?

I have been using Accubonds in my .300winmag for years but in recent years I have been looking to be able to take longer shots. The Accubond needs 1800fps to expand and past 400yrds I am getting slower than 1800fps. My question is what is the right bullet? Great accuracy, good performance at high and lower velocity is what I am after.

Any advice would be great
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:53 PM
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Re: Best 180gr. long range elk bullet?

Do you have your gun really loaded down?? I'm shooting the 180 grn Accubond out of my 300 Win. Mag. at 3148 fps. at the muzzle and it stays above 1800 fps out to 925 yds. at 5000 ft. elevation.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:31 PM
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Re: Best 180gr. long range elk bullet?

Hmmm. I am getting 3118 fps (muzzle) and using Nosler data at 500yrds I'm down to 1701 fps.
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Re: Best 180gr. long range elk bullet?

Well I ran the numbers in my program

180g ACCUBOND at 3118fps at the muzzle drops to 1800 FPS at 810 yards.

In comparision my 185g Berger VLD at 3030 FPS drops to 1800 FPS at 838 yards.

PM me your email address and I will send you the program.

Jon
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:16 PM
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Re: Best 180gr. long range elk bullet?

I checked the numbers and even at 0 elevation you GTG out 750yrds, if you live at elevation it just gets better, cut the reins loose
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