Re: 7mm Rem Mag waaayyy out there
I think you make a good point when you recommend using Accubonds for long range (0-850) and I have proven that with pictures on this forum. However, I believe your understanding of match bullets is curious to me. It sounds like you believe them to be FMJ's in hollow point clothing. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Shoot a few of those VLD's into a sand burm, or phonebooks, or anything solid at the ranges you would normally shoot other bullets. <font color="blue"> MASSIVE DEFRAGMENTATION </font> is what you will see. These bullets have super-thin jackets with long sloping noses and mostly rearward lead cores. I agree that some of the smaller caliber vld's just poke holes on varmints, but on big game, there are few bullets in my experience that damage flesh like match hollowpoints.
Look at my post on Bullets, barrels, ballistics of the .338 MOAG pics and story. THere are several pics of HUGE 300 grain bullets slamming into soft dirt at 300 yards and they look like little bits of a copper bomb! And these are 300 grain bullets with a sectional density of .375! If there is a match bullet that will hold together, this is it and it didn't.
The reason why these bullets "work" at longer ranges (850 and beyond) is because they still open up and cause damage even after they slow down. THe farthest I have seen the Accubond used on game was when Brian B nailed a speed goat at 949 yards and it did excellent. I need to test them at 1000 yards plus, but I know that match bullets will work this far out. My antelope at 1030 yards was only hit about 2 inches up from the brisket and it cut her from brisket to mid lung. She walked about 50 yards and fell down. I could not have asked for better performance.
I am and always will be a fan of the bullet that causes the most damage internally. I don't care if the bullet leaves an exit wound as long as the entire front half of the shoulders and chest cavity are Jello-ized. People who prefer a zip through so they have a blood trail to track are like boxers who will go for the technical knock-out in the tenth round instead of ending it with a bone-crushing uppercut for a knockout in the first round. Match bullets at extended ranges and accubonds or ballistic tips at long range do the uppercut! 1,2,3, KO!
Hope this helps.
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