Okay, now you guys have gotton me excited about these accubonds. Are these okay to use on elk or should I use partitions? And should I use 180 or 200 grains from my 300rum?. So where do you get these accubonds??? I cant find them anywhere!!
Okay, I just called Nosler and spoke with a technician there. He said that the 200 grain bullet would be better than the 180 and that the accubond and partition are very similar. However, If I were going long range, the accubond would be more superior.
I loaded a bunch of .300's this evening - those are big suckers compared to the mighty .308 Win. These are very uniform bullets, even the lengths on this batch are very good. I loaded them out at 3.575", which makes a .300 Win. look like a real cartridge [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Put some factories into the box for foulers and they are a lot shorter, but the rifle is on the long action M-70 so I can even seat these into the mag.
Plan on loading your beloved Hornady's into the .300 after I get a good Nosler load - will start with the 165's. We won't be shooting long for a few days, very wet out there since we got the foot of snow the other day.
It's the .338's that will be the nasties, don't have a heavy rifle for that job. PAST recoil shield will get used, they are great.
Ian, Changeing the subject a little bit but have you tried any of the Hormady SST bullets in any of your 308 rifles ? If so what are your results . By the way I saw one of your guns at the gun show over the weekend, NICE looking gun . Looks like a real shooter .
I can't speak from experience (but then again, nobody else can at this point [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] ) but I'm 99.9% sure this will be an excellent elk bullet. In fact, I plan to use them myself in Wyoming in 2004 if everything works out as planned.
A guy on a different board tested them against 200 Partitions into dry newspaper (a very tough test) and they penetrated within an inch of the partitions while having a larger frontal area because they retained more weight. I plan to launch them somewhere around 3200 fps.
They are only available as 200's in 30 cal. They were in stock last time I checked at Midway and MidSouth Shooter's Supply. Give'm a try. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]