225 gr Accubond results?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by jmbn, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. jmbn

    jmbn Active Member

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    Has anyone shot an elk yet with the 225 Accubond? I'd be interested in the results. I just got an Oregon blacktail with the 140 Accubond in my .270; got it in the spine and the damage and exit was more spectacular than I would have expected. Much more damage than with a partition, and it makes me wonder if the .338 225 grain is up to elk on a close shot. A great BC is what attracts me.

    Jerry
     
  2. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    I used the 200g Accubond out of my 300 RUM for Easterm Oregon bull elk and shot my bull on the last day of the season,(yesterday morning) across a canyon at 512 yards. Muzzle velocity is mild at 3108fps. Accuracy is excellent giving me a 1.5" 3 shot group at 525 yards prior to the elk hunt. The first shot I hit him behind the shoulder as he was feeding broadside. He humped up, ran up the hill 5 yards and just stopped, I shot as he was away, (back shot) I missed. He then ran back down the 5 yards to where I first hit him and he stood broadside once more and that time I put the 3rd shot right in his shoulder and I swear I never seen an elk drop so fast and roll down the canyon. When I got it gutted I found out both bullets fully exited leaving nice 50 cent piece exit holes. When we got back to camp I skinned it and the damage was devastating. My uncle and fellow hunters said they have never seen anything like it in there 30 years of hunting. I will stick with this load untill my barrel burns out. After that I'm planning on getting a longer, maybe 30" Lilja fluted and get it in the Tomahawk. I figure you should be able to get the 200g out at 3400fps or so. Just thought I would share my experience with the Accubond bullet. Not the .338" 225g but it is probly real close. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Thunder Hunter

    Thunder Hunter Active Member

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    Congrats on the Elk and LONG RANGE SHOT. What type of scope were you using. If fixed model; what is zero on the scope for that range?. I use a Lapua Mag. with about 20 more ft. per sec. bullet in the 210gr. Nosler.
     
  4. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    The scope is a new VX 2 Leupold, 6x-18x, Target, Fine Duplex. I got it for $430. I think its a nice scope for the shooting I do. Enough magnification for deer and elk out to 800 yards.