Going with Accubonds

bigngreen

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Accubonds will all of the sudden hit the wall when opening, I found at 2200 fps I was recovering bullets after going through deer that were barely open after going into peat bog. If you see an animal killed with an Accubond and the impact is below 1800 fps it was tumbling that got the job done not an open bullet. There are better choices but also worse choices IMO, close they do well but being tipped I've had the worst blood shot on elk from Accubonds just be sure you use the real BC not the one on the box!!
 

Johnny Huff

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Two shooting friends just returned from a Gemsbok hunt in southern New Mexico. Both harvested an animal with one rifle and Federal Premium 180 Trophy bonded tip.
One of the 300 Wiin. Mag uses Accubonds, and a tip from a 180 grain came loose and fell in the receiver and froze up the bolt.. They did not know this until returning and the gunsmith that built it took it apart and found the wedged bullet tip in the action.
 

rld346

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I’ve used the 175 ABLR in my 28 Nosler for a few years now on Elk. I have not loaded them very hot....about 3000-3050 fps. Kill ranges were not exactly long range either.....75 / 250 / 350 yds. They all dropped on the spot. Recovered the bullet from the 350 yd kill and it had expanded nicely.
 

azsugarbear

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Can't go wrong with the Accubond. As with any bullet, you need to be mindful of min velocity necessary to get it to open up and perform the way it was designed to do.
 

Konarex

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I’ve used Accubonds and Accubond long range in my 7mm Mag for years. They work great. Nosler built their company making great hunting bullets. You can’t go wrong with them.
 

Savage 12BVSS

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Accubonds are accurate and deadly on game if kept above minimum opening velocity. Haven't had a failure yet in my hunting world. Dave
 

SilverbulletMAG

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Broken record but.....great choice, great bullet, verify your velocities and make sure you keep your shots inside the minimum recommended impact velocity. If you need or want to push things further, then you have other good options like the VLD or ABLR.
In my 300 RUM, I'll carry 2 types of bullets depending on the terrain and type of hunt. If I'm in the nasty thick stuff, I'll have a partition in the pipe ready to go for quick/close shots and then have a 210 ABLR carried on the stock for longer shots where you have more time to setup and prepare for the shot. Definitely not needed but, it shoots both well and I love me some partitions at closer ranges.
 

homeontherange

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I've taken 4 North American species and 17 African species with Accubond. Sizes have ranged from 50-pound vhaal rhebok to 1700-pound eland. Ranges have been from 70 - 550 yards. Calibers were mostly 30-06 in 165 grain but a few in 6.5C in 130 grain. In the .30-06 I have never felt like the bullet performed other than perfectly although I will say they tend to open up violently and do a lot of meat damage inside of 150 yards or so. I was not as impressed with the AB using the 6.5 on African game and I am looking for a different bullet for that role.
 

John Polk

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Two shooting friends just returned from a Gemsbok hunt in southern New Mexico. Both harvested an animal with one rifle and Federal Premium 180 Trophy bonded tip.
One of the 300 Wiin. Mag uses Accubonds, and a tip from a 180 grain came loose and fell in the receiver and froze up the bolt.. They did not know this until returning and the gunsmith that built it took it apart and found the wedged bullet tip in the action.
Any rifle that uses "tips" is subject to this failure. I'm surprised that the hunters didn't notice it missing or check to see if that was the problem.
 

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