150 grn Accubond for elk?

Crp63

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I recently purchased a Browning A-Bolt Long Range Hunter in a 300 Win Mag. The most accurate and consistant load is 150 grn Accubond @ 3300 fps. Whats everybodys opinion of this load for elk out to 800 yds?
 

bowhunter42

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Im not sure if the 150 ab has enough left in it at 800 for elk., You need to be doing at least 1800 fps for the Accu-bond to relably expand, Given that the 150 AB has a bc of only.435 it is shedding velocity very quickly. My ballistics program is messed up right now oterwise I would run some numbers for you. What other weight ab's did you try?
 

Crp63

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I have tried 180 and 165 accubonds, but nothing has shot as consistant as the 150's.
 

bowhunter42

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might want to try the 200 gn AB's I have had great luck getting these to shoot and boy they hit really hard! and the BC is up to .588 so they carry the velocity better down range
 

COBrad

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I'll second the 200 gr. bullet. Not only will you have a lot more punch at long range, you will have a much higher BC and superior wind drift numbers.
The 150 is not a long range bullet.
 

HAMMERHAND

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I agree with Mike. The accubond would be my last choice for an elk bullet...particularly at close range where the accubond has the tendency to detonate much like a hunting ballistic tip, SST, etc. will do. Different bullet and atleast 50 grains heavier.
 

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