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Best bonded bullet?

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Unread 08-24-2004, 08:42 PM
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Best bonded bullet?

Which one of the new bonded bullets in 165-180 gr. seems to be giving the best accuracy and performance on deer and elk sized animals? I'm looking for something for my .30-06'.

Thanks, Pat S.
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Unread 08-24-2004, 09:56 PM
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Re: Best bonded bullet?

You might try the 180gr Nosler Accubond. I use the 180gr in my 308 and it shoots pretty good so far - still working on getting the right load, but so far they shoot awesome.
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Unread 08-25-2004, 01:36 AM
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Re: Best bonded bullet?

I'll second the 180 Accubond. <.5MOA, reasonable BC, and good performance on the three bears we took this spring. 70 yrds, 338 yrds, and 500 yrds. The 70 yrder was a touch messy but I'm pushing these bullets at 3500 fps, and the bear is dead. I haven't tried the Swifts or the Interbond.
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Unread 08-25-2004, 07:31 AM
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Re: Best bonded bullet?

Hornady interbonds are good, as are Swift sciroccos.
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Unread 08-25-2004, 04:51 PM
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Re: Best bonded bullet?

I'd vote for the AccuBonds.
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Unread 08-26-2004, 12:32 PM
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Re: Best bonded bullet?

I've only tried the Accubonds, but have gotten great accuracy out of them. Good luck.
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Unread 08-26-2004, 12:53 PM
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Re: Best bonded bullet?

I have shot the interbonds in 165gr and they were very accurate.

Just remember that a bonded bullet is still only as effective as the expansion characteristics of its jacket. Doesn't do much good if all the lead is stuck to the jacket but it looks like a sunflower.

Impact vel will still determine penetration characteristics. Neither the Nosler or Hornady bonded bullets are substantial tougher then their non bonded cousins.

I hunt with an '06 and 165gr SST. At 2700fps, it will never come apart and gives superb on game performance. This will be one of the rifles I will be using on Canadian moose shortly. This bullet has shown its ability to penetrate through several feet of deer guts before exiting with a sizeable hole.

What more can you ask for???

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