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Old 11-30-2013, 12:48 PM
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Re: 7mm STW accubond issue??

I killed around 10 deer/year in Alabama, about 2-3 in Missouri, and a few other states with a 7RemMag. Did this since the 80s. Most shots were under 100 yards. I've never had a problem and the deer died just like being shot with any of my other rifles. Nothing mysterious about the 7mm bullets in my experience.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:44 PM
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Re: 7mm STW accubond issue??

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I killed around 10 deer/year in Alabama, about 2-3 in Missouri, and a few other states with a 7RemMag. Did this since the 80s. Most shots were under 100 yards. I've never had a problem and the deer died just like being shot with any of my other rifles. Nothing mysterious about the 7mm bullets in my experience.
only bullets ive ever had an issue with were winchester silver ballistic tips. I had 3 never fire that were brand new off the shelf in my 300wm. I went to another store thinking it could be a problem there. I had 1 out of the 20 not fire. when i shot a deer with them they would got in and come out leaving a pencil size hole. Alot of guys swear by them, i sure dont. I tried another box from midwayusa in 2012 before i sold my 300wm. Just for the heck of it i wanted to try em again. Out of the 20 i have 3 misfires again. I tired to fire them again and still nothing. The first time i had it happen in 2010 i took my fire to my gunsmith to make sure it wasnt the pin. He said it was hitting where it should be hitting. So i said the hell with the winchesters.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:51 PM
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Re: 7mm STW accubond issue??

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Nothing mysterious about the 7mm bullets in my experience.
Perhaps Jack O'Connor is responsible for the myth that the .284 caliber is somehow vexed toward failure to kill, compared to .277 or .264 caliber bullets. We're talking .007 and .020 inch differences in diameter. I've read additional posts on this Forum where members swear against the .284 caliber, comparing them to dart guns. I haven't observed any lack of lethality with the .284 caliber cartridges, but it doesn't mean some combination of cartridge and bullet may have resulted in some poor experiences.

Now, they don't kill big bear with the authority of the .338 magnums. But the .284 bullets I've fired dispatched of deer, caribou, sheep, and black bear sized game just fine for me.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:25 PM
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If your getting 2" exit holes, I think the bullet is performing fine.
I would agree - if you are consistently pushing lungs out of the exit, the bullet is doing its job. I shot a doe this fall, 168 Berger Classic Hunter, exploded her heart, and she still ran about 110yds.

I've never completely removed a heart like Phorwath did on his bear but that is one hell of a story! Amazing how far animal instinct will carry a dead-critter that doesn't know it yet.

Phorwath - think the "issue" will disappear from the thread title?
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