Re: Load workup for Dall Sheep Hunt
I feel better. I have been pretty much honing in on the Accubond for my long range big game loads. We get lots of shooting at Bulls on the Oregon coast in the 550-800 yard ranges and so am setting up my 300win for that job after the sheep hunt is over.
One of the things that is very attractive (as long as the bullet works)about the Accubond is that the Accubond and Ballistic Tip are identical B.C's with the ballistic tip being less heavily built and less costly which makes it a good choice for light skinned game as well as a lower cost practice bullet. Additionalyl, according to Sierra Infinity V6, the Sierra Gameking in 180 grain shoots out to 400+ yds pretty much on the same path as the Noslers with an almost identical B.C, and may have its own applications with interchangeability being the key....one load, three bullets, you don't get that to often.
Thanks for clarifying what that bullet went through, as when I saw that pic. my first thought was a rib cage, heart lung shot and at almost 400yds, I expected to see a bullet looking more like the one in the pic on the left, but you can't expect anything to look too pretty after banging along the spine for a couple feet.
Sounds like it did great on the Moose and that gives me confidence to go ahead and work some load up with them.
If you don't mind sharing, what load (primer/powder etc) are you shooting and what kind of velocities are you seeing.