Originally Posted by Elkmen
Nosler PT, I have used them for 50 years for a reason, they work.
+1 Nosler Partitions work great as do the Nosler Accubonds. I've also had good luck in my sons 6mm Remington with the 90 gr. Nosler E-tip.
I have always shot the 165 gr. Partition or Accubond in my 30-06 (after Nosler stopped making the solid-base boattail) and have never felt I needed the 180 for elk. I think I would choose between the 165 and the 180 with any of these three bullets and shoot the one that my rifle shot the best out of them and stick with that. Having said that, It looks to me like the Speers worked well for you and I'm assuming they were recovered under the hide on the off-side. It's amazing what elk can withstand even when hit properly with a good bullet. Some elk just take more. I've heard good words on the Fusion, but like Elkmen, I'm a diehard Nosler fan and they build fantastic bullets