Re: Bullet Worthy of a Once-in-a -Lifetime Trophy?
I really like the Accubonds too. High BC, performs well close or far, and shoots great in most guns. Whats not to like?
I wish nosler made a 338 AB in 275 or 300 grain. I think the MK would have some competition.
I think the SMK's for hunting debate has evolved. It's no longer a "they work" or "they don't work" debate. At least is shouldn't be anymore, but there are still those trolls that like to get on the soapbox.
The discussions should now be on alternatives. I have been on the side of the MK guys and still am. They do work. But, it wasn't long ago when we didn't have Accubonds, Wildcats, or even barnes TSX. We had ballistic tips that were accurate but also had performance problems and Barnes that were hard to group in most guns and guys swore at them instead of about them. Now, barnes seem to get good reviews as well. Although I never tried them....yet.
Now lets take the accubond with a BC of .588 in a 200 grain 30 cal bullet. If I'm shooting a 300 RUM and I can get this bullet to shoot well out to 700+ yards, I would have to consider this bullet as an alternative to a 240 SMK. A few years ago, what choice did I have?
By the way, the BC of the 200 grain SMK is .565 vs. .588 for the 200 AB. I would love to see a 240 accubond to see if the BC would rival the SMK there too.
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