Originally Posted by elkaholic
I've noticed a lot of discussion lately on what the best bullet is. Unless you know the application, I don't think there is one! Having said that, as a bullet maker myself, I would like to throw out a candidate for best in most applications. What I've learned from making and testing bullets is that you want the bullet to open fairly quickly, even at lower velocities, and then slam the door. You want to cause maximum tissue damage but be able to hold together thru heavy tissue and bone if necessary to get to the vitals. Having hunted for nearly 50 years and having tried about every bullet made in various cartridges, the Nosler partition comes as close as anything I know of........STILL! The biggest down side is that at the extreme ranges that we talk about on this forum, the B.C. is a little lacking and some rifles won't shoot them quite as accurately as some others, although I have had rifles that shoot them very well. What say you guys that have had a few years of experience?????........Rich
P.S. how about a ballistic tip partition with an 8S or higher B.C. `design??
Until the Accubond came out My bullets of choice were the Partition under 400 yards and the
ballistic tips 400+ yards. Not just because of accuracy but the Partition held up at the higher
velocities of the big magnums and the ballistic tips opened well at extended distances(600
to 1000 yards on game.
I don't think that there is one perfect bullet because I look for the bullet that performs best
in the rifle and these categories = accuracy, performance on the game to be hunted at the
normal distance of the shot.
And if my rifle likes my favorite bullet "Great" . But if it doesn't then I will try something
So I think the "perfect" bullet would be the one that does all that you ask of it in your rifle
with all of the attributes mentioned above.
Currently I am using a wide variety of bullets because of overall performance. Accubonds,
Inter bonds,Partitions,A Frames,Burgers,Ballistic Tips,Barnes Xs And combined technology
for hunting. For paper the Sierra MKs are hard to beat.
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