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Old 01-20-2014, 04:31 PM
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Nosler Accubond or Partition on elk?

I have my 2014 elk hunt all planned...

I have a 7mm and in the past have killed two nice elk with the 140 grain Nosler Partition.

Thinking of using the 140 grain accubond this year as it is more accurate for my rifle.

Any thoughts, or will they both do the job?
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:50 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond or Partition on elk?

They will both do their job if placed well with in their range of proper usage. But to better define an answer one would need to know what your maximum range you intend to shoot would be. I have used Partitions up close but would prefer a higher BC offering for longer distances.
Also I am guessing by 7mm you mean a 7mm Rem Mag.?
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:51 PM
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Re: Nosler Accubond or Partition on elk?

I have killed a pile of elk with the 160 partition in my 7mag and it did so easily. I have also killed a few using accubonds in other rifles and they perform almost identical as far as weight retantion. I think the partition has a slight edge on weight retention but I would use AB in a heart beat if it were more accurate. I would however use the 160 over a 140.. 140 is pretty dang light if things get ugly you will be wishing you had more bullet
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Re: Nosler Accubond or Partition on elk?

Thanks for the input on the bullets. Yes it is a 7mag.
Well on my last two hunts, I killed at 214 yards, and 434 with nosler partitions. Not quite sure what the range will be this trip...
From what I am told a 3-400 yard shot is possible, but most in past few years where I am going has been under 200.

Any comments on how the 168 bergers would do, as that is what I have used back east this year for deer...
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Re: Nosler Accubond or Partition on elk?

I have killed all my elk with partitions. I killed my last one with a 270 wsm at 530ish yards with a 150 grain bullet. The exit holes was about the size of the entrance holes which didn't make me feel too cozy. That being said, it F'N jellied his lungs and heart so I was happy.

I would really like to use accubonds for the higher BC but I can't get them to shoot in anything but a heavy barreled dedicated LR rig. I have tried them in 6 rifles and they flat don't shoot for me.
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Re: Nosler Accubond or Partition on elk?

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Any comments on how the 168 bergers would do, as that is what I have used back east this year for deer...
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MM
I have a friends using them. Many elk are taken with them each year. Put them in the crease right behind the shoulder and its lights out. They will kill elk with out problems unless you put it under the tail then you may have a problem. But I do prefer the 180 VLD's for elk. If your shots are going to be in the open under 500 yards I see no reason you could not hunt with your 168 gr load. I would if that is what I had working for me on deer and they shot well for me.

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Re: Nosler Accubond or Partition on elk?

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Any comments on how the 168 bergers would do, as that is what I have used back east this year for deer...
thanks
MM
We have taken about 2 dozen elk with the 168 bergers out of 280AI's. One rifle pushes them at 2840 fps and other 2 run mid 2900's. We have had no problems and have no intentions to change. We have 10 twist barrels but if I had a 9 twist I'd be trying the 180's.
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