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Old 11-20-2003, 05:12 PM
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More 200 gr Accubond results

On Sunday the 16th I was fortunate enough to take 2 whitetail deer with my 300 win mag using 200 gr. Accubonds. The first was a 8 pt. buck at 191 yds. I shot him through both front shoulders (near a property line, didn't want him going anywhere) the bullet passed through both shoulders and exited. The second was a rather large doe, she was shot broadside through both lungs at 242 yds. again the bullet exited. The buck managed to go about eight feet before expiring, the doe dropped right in her tracks and never moved. So far this bullet seems to be the real deal. Hope to get a few more opprotunities in the next few weeks. Will keep you guys posted.
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Old 11-20-2003, 05:41 PM
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Re: More 200 gr Accubond results

You might be interested to hear that Nosler has just announced a 180 grain .30 cal bullet and a 140 in 7mm. Should be good for your rifle also since deer really do not require a 200 grain bullet.

Hopefully they are also working on lighter weights, would like to see a 165 and a 150 for us guys who shoot the mighty .308 Win.
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Old 11-20-2003, 07:00 PM
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Re: More 200 gr Accubond results

Ian M
Thanks for the info, may try the 180's at a later date. For right now I'll stick with the 200's I chose them for their long range potential and since I've got them shooting about 1/2 - 3/4 MOA I'm sticking with them.
I know it's overkill for deer but they work.
Hopefully after the first of the year I'll pick up a .243 and have that ready for next season, sure would like to see a 100 gr Accubond for that!!
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Old 11-20-2003, 09:03 PM
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Re: More 200 gr Accubond results

I just bought a box of the Nosler 180bt.

Did a little load development the other day..Shot about 1MOA...I will get this round shooting as accurate as I can and see what it does on a Cow Elk...

However I might consider that 200gr Accubond after hearing your results.
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Old 11-21-2003, 03:05 AM
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Re: More 200 gr Accubond results

Mmmm, those 140's would be a match made in heaven for my 7mm-08! I'm going to have to give those a try.
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Old 11-22-2003, 01:31 AM
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Re: More 200 gr Accubond results

Winmagman, how much damage was done to the shoulders of that deer? Were you able to salvage anything from it? I am shooting a 200 gr Accubond out of my 300WM as well, and am worried that I would lose the whole front half of the deer if I hit in the shoulder. I usually use 165 ballistic tips, but sighted in the accubonds to use on elk primarily.

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Old 11-23-2003, 12:30 AM
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Re: More 200 gr Accubond results

gonehuntingagain,

Haven't got my 300 yet, but I find 165 BTs extremely destructive (fist size exit wounds) on deer from my 308. I had assumed they would be like grenades at 300 velocities and wasn't going to use them. What's the destruction like at magnum velocity? -or do you have a self-imposed minimum range?
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