switching to hunting bullet for 6.5 saum, input welcome

rockwind

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need hunting bullet input. 24" proof .120 freebore 1:9 barrel on my saum. been using 150 smk's that work darn good but i am switching to a more dedicated hunting bullet, the current contenders are the 143 eld x, the 142 accubond LR, and of course the bergers has the 140 vld or elite. unless i am missing something, not too many other good choices. would appreciate reasonable advice based on recent experience. i want as heavy a bullet as accurately possible, i lean towards the bergers because bryan litz recommends them. however, the accubond have a great history for a hunting bullet and the hornady's, well,,,, after using hornady brass,,,,my impression of things hornady is not positive but i know lots of folks like the eld's thanks in advance
 

rockwind

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course there is the lapua scenar 139 someone just reminded, can't leave that out
 

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Could look into Matrix bullets if you want something heavier. They make up to a 160 gr. VLD. The 150’s shot very good out of my 6.5 Sherman. 160’s were not bad but the 150’s were better.
 

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You mentioned two noslers bullets...they are not alike...
The LRAB(LONGRANGE ACCUBOND) is much thinner in the front than the standard Accubond...also i believe the body of the acc to be heavier...
And i believe the frontal portion of the LRAB is made softer than the acc...
I have only one elk to have the experience with..but that lrab left a .5" chunk of the boattail in the elk....sure it killed the elk...but fragments were allover the place....that was 570 yards....accubonds have proven they stay together much better....
 

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std accubond is what I settled on, I found 143ELD-X were too explodey and wrecked / wasted too much meat however a lot of you guys seem to like that
 

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