Re: 110 accubond and h4350
Reply to the question about the 117 Hornady SST. It is an accurate bullet but for 100 to 200 pound deer I think they are a little tough. They hold together and will shoot through both shoulders of a deer even at 50 yards. I like a little softer bullet myself. I like the 117 Sierra pro hunter out of my 25-06. I have had deer run off a little ways after taking a 117 SST through the front shoulders and so has my hunting buddy. This almost never happens with the 117 Sierra, BANG FLOP. I shoot 49 grs. IMR or AA 4350 (I get the same POI and velocity is about the same, average 3000 fps). Rem. case and CCI 250 Mag. primer with the 117's. This load will do 1 inch 5 shot groups average at 300 yards from my 700 Rem. action 26 inch #6 Shilen barrel from the bench. Try the Mag. primers with your loads. I could not get my rifle to shoot much under an inch at 100 yards with any Regular LR primer. When I tried the CCI 250's BINGO it started shooting bug hole groups. My buddy shoots 52 grs. H-4831, Rem. case, CCI-BR2 primer with the 117's. I have killed well over 200 deer with everything from a bow through a 45-70 and I have never found anything that kills them like a 25-06 with a Sierra 100 or 117 gr. bullet. To let you know where I am coming from with this knowledge I helped my buddy control hunt a big farm in East NC where we had to kill 100 deer a year for control purposes for 13 years. We found out what kills deer well and what does not. They do not have that program anymore but we still hunt the same farm and they now have unlimited doe permits so my bullet and caliber experimentation goes on.