Re: INTRODUCING Accubond Long Range
I guess I come at the bonded bullet issue from a different angle. When my hunting occured in the pacific northwest my bullets were primarily a-max's or smk's, and ballistic tips for the little critters and volume shooting.
As I transitioned back up to alaska after college my hunting territory changed. I still mostly hunt birds and fur bearers, with the occasional small game animal. The difference for me now is that really large brown things seem to be in a lot of the places I hunted this year. They are a variable that does not exist in any real number in or-wa-id. When we hunted ducks we saw bears, when we went alpine for goats, we saw bears. When we hunted ridges and creek bottoms for deer, we saw bears. Actually our hunting trip down the eastside we saw more bears than deer.
Never have I had a negative interaction with a bear resulting in the need of deadly force. (several on hunts as a youth, but none since adulthood) But thats not to say that there were several times where there were some tense moments.
When I hunt with the 7mm and 270 cal rigs, A heavy for caliber bonded bullet gives me a litte extra wiggle room in two areas. If I jump a big bull moose next year and have to break a shoulder blade I'd prefer a bonded bullet. If while were gutting a critter a bear comes to the dinner bell, I'd prefer a bonded bullet.
The 175 7mm accubond with a bc even 15% off from projected gives me a bullet weight, and b.c. that when combined with the 7 rum gives me tremendous versatility. The ability to do my beloved long rangeing, and still use it close.