Re: Confused on 7mm bullets for elk
I have killed big game with both and read hundred's of posts about this subject. Bottom line:
If you want a hole out the back side pick another bullet.
Both of these will leave most of it's energy inside the animal, as that is what they are both designed to do, though one more violently than the other.
The berger will give you consistent initial penetration then violent expansion, in the vital and make soup out of the internal organs, and a lot of bloodshot. The berger will also, typically, give very good long range accuracy and much better wind/trajectory after 500 yards. You will need to be able to reload well and know how to tune the load and seating depth.
Accubonds are very good with good accuracy but the BC, while good, just doesn't hold up, especially given the lighter weight, past 500 yards. I do prefer that they make less of a mess than the bergers, but don't kill any better.
If you want pass through shot's so you can trail your still alive game, then pick another bullet.