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Old 08-31-2004, 09:22 PM
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hunting bullet for elk

Iloaded some 200 accubonds for eik in a Sendero. I used 94.5gr of RL 25. Not pleased at all with groups. Gun shoots 1 in. group at 200 yds. with 94.5 gr. RL 22 behind 168gr. Sierra MK. Will this bullet hold together well enough for an Elk? Leave on trip in ten days, not much time to test. First time forum user.
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Old 08-31-2004, 10:25 PM
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Re: hunting bullet for elk

I am guessing that you have a 300RUM,I ran
into the same problem last year with a friend's gun, I could not make it shoot the
200grainer, it shoot's the scirocco 180gr.
at 3400fps with RL25 into sub half inch group's,the only problem with scirocco's is
that you must weigh them because some lot's
can vary 3to4 gr.from one bullet to another.
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Old 09-01-2004, 08:11 AM
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Re: hunting bullet for elk

Docnoker,

Since you are backed up against the wall time wise, I would pick up a box of 180 gr Partition factory loads and see how your rifle shoots them.

The partition is an old steady standby and generally shoots very well in most rifles. Unfortunately 10 days is not alot of time to do alot of load testing.

I would not recommend the 168 gr Match bullet for use on elk. The heavier match bullets will do better but the 168 is pretty light for what you want to do.

Try the partitions and I bet they shoot well enough to get you easily through this hunt and then you can test loads after you get back with a high B.C. bullet.

Good Shooting and Good Luck!!

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Old 09-01-2004, 11:02 PM
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Re: hunting bullet for elk

Docnoker use 86gr of R-22 behind the 200gr Accubond with a Rem. mag primer. It shoots .5 out of my Sendero at a 100 yards!! I clocked them at 3136fps!!

It should not be much more than .75 to 1.0 at 200,250 yards. This is plenty accurate for game the size of Elk at that range. Do not use that 168gr MK for elk if it were for deer i would say ok but elk no way.

If not take Fiftydriver's advice and get a box of factory old faithful partitions in 180 or 200gr I never had a Partition. let me down [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Good Luck. Keep us posted
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Old 09-02-2004, 06:53 PM
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Re: hunting bullet for elk

Thank all of you for your suggestions. I especially want to thank Tommy B. I shot the load you suggested today at 100yds. and had 2 bullets in one hole and the other about 3/8in. off. Will try them at 200 tomorrow.
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docnoker where are you going to be hunting elk
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Old 09-03-2004, 01:24 PM
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Hunting in Southwest Montana near Cooke City.
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