Re: Long range performance of ballistic tip and accubond bullets
After I started reloading I started with BT's in my 7mm RM. They work just fine for deer. They are a heavier jacketed bullet above the .22 BT's and designed for hunting "thin-skinned" game like deer and antelopes. I would still use them if I was shooting deer only. However, I've switched to the Accubond since I hunt Black Bear and Elk since they can be tougher. Plus a tougher bullet allows for less than perfect shots whereas the BT is best for a heart/lung shot only. I was using the Partitions for my last 2 elk and they worked fine but didn't have quite the accuracy as the tipped bullets do. Plus I was losing the entire tip of the Partition in the elk and wanted a bullet that would hold together a little better.