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160 Accubond for Elk?

Old 08-30-2004, 12:47 PM
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Default 160 Accubond for Elk?

I was planning on using the 160 Accubond for elk and moose this year out of my 7mm rem mag. I had done research on this bullet, including some posts prior and felt it would work well on the bigger animals. I have recently read some threads on various sites that have me a bit unnerved on this choice. Accuracy wise I am extremely pleased, just looking for opinions to ease my mellon.

So what you think don't worry and go hunting? or switch?

Thanks 2 weeks till opening day......[8D]
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Old 08-30-2004, 02:11 PM
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sounds good, put it on the money. stop the pump, stop the animal.
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Old 08-30-2004, 03:42 PM
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Default RE: 160 Accubond for Elk?

Skeeter, I've never used the 160 accubonds but I've only heard good things about them. From what I've heard they perform as good as partitions and a 160 partition is a great elk round. If it were me I'd hunt using them and not give it a second thought.
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Old 09-01-2004, 07:48 AM
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Thanks guys with any luck I'll have field data on the AB the week of the 13th.
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Default RE: 160 Accubond for Elk?

I am giving up 20gr of weight, in order to get more MV and therefore a flatter trajectory. The 140gr Accubond is grouping very well in my Winchester Utimate Shadow in 7mmWSM. I tested the Barnes Triple X and Hornady Interbond and the Accubond performed best in terms of accuracy. If I was willing to limit my shots on elk to inside 300 yds, I would've stayed with the old 30-06. Going beyond 300 yds and out to 450yds, I have to have a premium bullet that can penetrate and be accurate and FAST enough to take much of the guess work out of "hold over". Sure, if I get another elk, it will probably be at 50 yards and all the work will have been for nothing, but better prepared for a long shot then not.
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Old 09-01-2004, 08:46 AM
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Default RE: 160 Accubond for Elk?

Even if retained weight is roughly the same as the partitions at @ 60%. The accubonds have a higher BC than partitions so for longer shots thay are a better bullet as they would logically retain more velocity and energy. They shoot beautifully in my Sako 7mm rem mag so I will try them on moose this year.
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