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Unread 07-26-2009, 07:10 AM
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Elk Bullet

I am going on my very first Elk hunt this year. I am a little fired up, to say the least. Taking my 300 win, the meat getter. My question is to you guys who have "been there and done that" which bullet? My rifle shoots 200 gr Accubonds and 210 Bergers almost identically, the Berger might be .25" better @ 300. Thanks
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Unread 07-26-2009, 09:33 AM
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Re: Elk Bullet

I don't have any experience with Bergers, but your 200 gr Accubond will work fine. I've shot a pretty good pile of elk with 180 gr Partitions from my .30 Gibbs.

I used 160 gr Accubonds in my 7mm Rem mag for caribou, musk ox, a pile of African plains game, and for my elk last year. They worked great.

My elk bullet this year will be a 180 gr Barnes TSX from my .300 Wby.
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Unread 07-26-2009, 09:34 AM
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Re: Elk Bullet

200 grain Accubonds work for me. I have taken 7 elk with them and will be using them again this year
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Unread 07-26-2009, 04:09 PM
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Re: Elk Bullet

They would both be work but the Accubond is a tougher bullet for those closer shots but still works for the the longer shots
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Unread 07-26-2009, 04:33 PM
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Re: Elk Bullet

My vote goes to the 200 AB for elk.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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Unread 07-26-2009, 07:36 PM
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Re: Elk Bullet

Barnes TSX 200gr. I have taken 3 elk with them without fail.
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Unread 07-29-2009, 10:20 AM
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Re: Elk Bullet

I've taken several elk with the 30 cal 180gr TSX and the 338 cal 225 & 250 gr Accubonds. I picked up a 300 RUM this spring and it shoots 210gr Bergers sooooo good I believe that's the bullet I'm gonna try this fall if I hunt with that rifle. If it shot 200 ABs equally well I think that's the way I would go.
But it gonna be hard to leave my 338 RUM in the case on opening morning.

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