Re: Accubond\'s - how good are they?
I would agree with Fiftydriver as they are probly one of the better bullets out there, for several reasons mentioned. They are accurate, have good b.c., penetrate and expand well at all ranges. I have used the 200g version in my 300 RUM on a small 5x5 bull elk last year at 512 yards. First shot hit him behind the shoulder, basically he was dead elk walking, but I shot another as he was going uphill away from me, I missed that shot, then he walked back down and stopped broadside for me to put the 3rd shot on the spot of his shoulder which quickly anchored him on the spot! Both bullets exited, damn it anyways, I was hoping to find one, but it didn't work out that way, even though the 3rd shot went directly through his shoulder bones. I am also shooting the 110g out of my 25-06 with surprising accuracy. 51g of H-4831 is routinely shooting .5" at 100 yards. I'll have to wait till deer season to try them out on game though. I also shoot bullets into a penetration/expansion test. It is just wet/soaked newspaper stuck together in a cardboard box. It does however simulate basically what I want to know of a bullet. I dont have them right here in front of me, but I know that 200g Accubond went lengthwise through the first box at 50 yards. Cant remember exactly the weight, but know they were around the 60%-65%. Your 225g should prove to be a real killer. Just wait till you shoot an animal with them.