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Unread 07-29-2009, 11:46 AM
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Re: Elk Bullet

I've shot mule deere and elk with 208 Amax that's a paper punching bullet I know yada yada they were from 60 yards to 100 yards. If the Amax will drop them in their tracks and it's a paper puncher, then the 210 grain berger will no doubt get the job DONE
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Unread 08-02-2009, 01:00 AM
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Re: Elk Bullet

Take the 200g AB.

Used it out of my 300 RUM at 3200fps to take a few elk, furthest being 525 yards. If your looking for a bullet that will fully penetrate through shoulders leaving a baseball size hole then this is your bullet. If you want a bullet that will literally explode in the elk and might not exit, then use the Berger.
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Unread 08-04-2009, 03:19 PM
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Re: Elk Bullet

I have used Accubonds on plenty of moose and a few elk and they work very well. I think they are averaging about 75-80% weight retention for me. These have all been from a .300 Win Mag and a .300 Wby Mag. I have also used the .264 Win Mag and .338 Lapua on moose but they were shooting 140 gr and 215 gr Sierra Gamekings respectively.

I haven't used Bergers yet but when I build my .260AI I will try them out.

For the elk the Accubond is a great bullet and with a BC of over .500 for a 180 gr in a .30 cal you can`t go wrong.

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Unread 08-04-2009, 04:32 PM
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I like the Elkubond , dropped last years elk in its tracks at 528 yards. shot from a 300 ullta at 3450 fps.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 07:55 PM
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Re: Elk Bullet

i have only been hunting elk for about 5 years, but my dad has been hunting them for 25 years. if you are only shooting elk at 300 or less both of these round or almost any round on the market that will shoot a decent group and weighs at least 150 grains will do. I have been using Noslers ballistic silver tips though and my gun likes them and the elk hate em.
me or people i have been with have shot 5 elk in the last 2 years and they have all been with the ballistic silver tips 150gr from a hundred out to 300 yards and they have all been one shot to drop them and one shot from a couple yards away to finish them off.

the most important thing to remember when hunting elk is good shot placement. where i hunt i can have them run very far (to many hunters willing to tag my animals) so i use a high shoulder shot so i break the spine. this is a shot that will work with almost any thing you hit them with. Either i hit the animal and it's dead or i miss. and for those best of the west guys no that isn't where i heard this first my dad has used this idea for years and has been able to kill many elk in his days of hunting.

If i had to pick between the two bullets you are talking about i would take the one that is more accurate and the max range you expect to shoot. that is what matters the most as long as you have a bullet that will carry enough energy (you don't have a problem there )
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