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Accubonds or Siroccos??

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Re: Accubonds or Siroccos??

Not nocking the sirrocco but I had a very strange experience a few years ago with 150g sirrocco loaded in a 7x57 Mauser whilst hunting in south Africa.
I shot a springbok at 130yds broadside. the reaction to shot was as if it had been gut shot it went down quite quickly upon inspection shot placement had been on the shoulder the bullet deflected and turned 90' around under the skin between it's hind legs. Got a picture but don't know how to post it.
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    I am wanting to stay with a bonded bullet so that a can take any angled shot and not worry about bullet failure. I'm wanting it for the .280 rem and 7RUM and they only offer them in the 140 and 160. So I think a 150gr would also be nice too. Do you know if you can get the XP3 from that web site?
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    Not nocking the sirrocco but I had a very strange experience a few years ago with 150g sirrocco loaded in a 7x57 Mauser whilst hunting in south Africa.
    I shot a springbok at 130yds broadside. the reaction to shot was as if it had been gut shot it went down quite quickly upon inspection shot placement had been on the shoulder the bullet deflected and turned 90' around under the skin between it's hind legs. Got a picture but don't know how to post it.
    It almost sounds like an FMJ or a solid. Like it didnt even expand at all.
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    Re: Accubonds or Siroccos??

    I think the Scirrocco is the better bullet for terminal ballistics. It is more consistent in my opinion, and deforms into a better shape mushroom.

    In a nut shell... The best lead core bullet on the market. As long as your rifle likes it. It is more finicky.

    As far as more copper fouling, this may be true, but you got to clean anyway. Why not use a cleaning method that takes out copper?

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    I used Accubonds and Scirocco's and then used Interbonds. They all worked ok but I liked the Interbonds best for hunting.
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    Re: Accubonds or Siroccos??

    No personal experience with Scirocco's, but plenty with Nosler Accubonds. love the Accubond 140's in my 270wsm, and 180's in my 300wby. gonna try the 165's in my -06 next.
    Also load N.A.B.'s in 2 other rifles, one is my dads, one is my cousins. Easiest bullet Ive ever worked up loads with. Plenty deadly on Mule Deer, Elk, and Black Bear at the ranges Ive used em at (11 yds -to-600yds +/-) Havent had the right opportunity past there yet, but its commin.
    Good luck with whatever choice you make, and let us know how they fly, and how they work on game.
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    Re: Accubonds or Siroccos??

    I Shoot the Hornady SST 225 gn in my 338 RUM
    Then switch to the Hornady Interbond 225 gn for hunting
    The SST are cheaper for paper and the shape of the Interbond are very close
    I do like the Berger 210 VLD for my 300 RUM and the VLD 168gn for the 30-06

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