Best Bullet

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by wildgameassassin, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. wildgameassassin

    wildgameassassin Member

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    I know that some of you guys are tired of this question,but I would like to get ya'lls input on the best all around preforming bullet in the .300 rum. I'm looking for something in between the SMK and the TSX, a really good grouping bullet that is going to retain at least 75% of it's weight. Thanks Guys
     
  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    The best bullet is a subjective term, but for the perameters based on your stated requirments, the 180 and 200 ACCUBOND bullets are hard to beat. The 180 TSX is another good choice with the right twist (a sweet spot for the 180 TSX is 11 to 11.5x)
     

  3. firstcoueswas80

    firstcoueswas80 Well-Known Member

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    agreed, Accubond all the way! i shot that in my 270 270wsm 7rum, 30-06
     
  4. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    Look no further than either the 180 gr or 200 gr Nosler Accubond.

    JD338
     
  5. deerhunter7UM

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    i like the berger VLDs myself. i have had good luck with them in my 7 RUM and 30 RUM.
     
  6. Roll-Yur-Own

    Roll-Yur-Own Well-Known Member

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    ACCUBOND!!!! High BC, Accurate, drops 'em fast!

    Barnes.....can't say the same.
     
  7. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    accubond and berger.
     
  8. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    accubond and berger.

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  9. Blacktail2

    Blacktail2 Well-Known Member

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    AB
     
  10. lefty15

    lefty15 Well-Known Member

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    I had very poor results with the 180gr Accubond out of my .300 win mag, in my experience these Accubonds are junk.
    My buddy shot a cow elk at about 300 yards with his .300 win mag 168gr barnes triple shock.We found the bullet and weighed it @ 167.2gr. I think this is pretty good retention, and a perfect mushroom. .
     
  11. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    Lefty, you're the first person i've ever heard say the accubonds are junk.

    Accubond or Hornady's interbonds
     
  12. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Lefty,

    just out of curiosity, what were the bad results?? Not accurate, didnt expand? I would like to know what you found.

    I could see how some might see this as an argument or the start of one. Not the intension here. I really am just curious.
     
  13. lefty15

    lefty15 Well-Known Member

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    I am not trying to start anything, just from my experience I have had bad results. I used the Accu-bonds during the 2005 hunting season
    I shot a whitetail buck last year at about 100 yards right in the front shoulder with my .300 win mag using 180gr Accu-bonds. The deer went about 200 yards and layed down, and looked to be dead, and even roled onto his side and put his head down.There were still pushers in the bush, and I heard more deer coming, and looked away from the buck for just a second, when I looked up the deer was on the move, and we tracked him for about 2 miles, with lots of blood, but eventually lost him. The buck I did end up getting was also on the run, and I shot him at about two hundred yards. When I opened the deer up I could see that the bullet once it struck the bone completely exploded, and I felt very lucky to have retreived the buck. Later on last year I also shot a cow elk in the front shoulder at about 200 yards and never did find her either. I tracked the cow elk for about a mile, and I could see that she was dragging her left front leg.
    My buddy was also using 180gr Accu-bonds out of his .300 win mag, and he shot his cow right in the kill zone, and ended up shooting her in the head to kill her. Once we opened her up, we found the same result, as soon as the bullet struck bone it comletely fragmented, and there was nothing left of the bullet. In both the whitetail that I shot and my buddy's elk, once we opened them up, it looked like someone had shot these animals with a shotgun.
    This year I shot two deer and one elk with my .300 win mag, and I was using 168gr Traiple shocks, and every animal dropped in there tracks.