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Old 11-09-2008, 11:43 AM
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I recently shot a large WY bull elk and recovered the bullet on the opposite side shoulder just under the skin. I was shooting the 160gr Nosler Accubond out of my .280 Rem at 2750 f.p.s.. The shot was 325 yards, the bull traveled less than fifty yards after the hit.The recovered bullet weighed 121.6 gr. for 76% weight retention, which I consider very good. The accuracy and performance of the Accubonds have been great for me.

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Old 11-09-2008, 01:09 PM
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Nice. I shot an elk at 683 yds but the darn Accubonds just passed through...after hammering him hard! Same with the muley at 438 yds. Another guy using my rifle finally did manage to take a shot that did not exit, 200 yd Texas heart shot (thought he was previously wounded is the only reason he took that shot) liquified everything from a back ham to the front of the chest. Unfortunately they could not find the bullet though it did not exit.

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Old 11-09-2008, 03:45 PM
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Geez db - ya went and got that bullet all dirty. I love the accuracy of the accubonds in my 325WSM. But I've yet to drop the hammer on anything with it to see how it performs. I'm sure it will do well.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:53 PM
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I've never recovered one from any whitetail I've shot....nothing over a little over 100 yds. But, then again, I'm mostly a neck shot guy when I have the chance... which is usually. Chest shots I have taken resulted in clean pass-thrus. Quarter-sized exit holes usually. Not much tracking involved when you can see the deer piled up a few yards away....
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:12 PM
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:24 PM
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congrats on the bull. it sounds to me that the bullet performed very well. i would be real happy with it's performance.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:30 PM
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My dad shot a doe with a factory loaded (Federal) Accubond in 7mm Remington Magnum. Hit the doe broadside ad 25 yards. It ran about 75-100 yards and dropped. No exitand no blood. Followed the tracks in the snow and no blood. Still scratching my head on that one.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:38 PM
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My dad shot a doe with a factory loaded (Federal) Accubond in 7mm Remington Magnum. Hit the doe broadside ad 25 yards. It ran about 75-100 yards and dropped. No exitand no blood. Followed the tracks in the snow and no blood. Still scratching my head on that one.
Why are you scratching your head on that one?

7 Rem. mag. at 25 yards= quite high velocity at impact= more bullet expansion = less penetration = no exit wound = very little or no blood loss.

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Old 11-12-2008, 11:57 PM
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LOL 7mag at 25 yards would seem to be about like stepping on the tracks as the train came though.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:14 AM
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Why are you scratching your head on that one?

7 Rem. mag. at 25 yards= quite high velocity at impact= more bullet expansion = less penetration = no exit wound = very little or no blood loss.

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Because, even if the bullet only retained half of its weight, it would still be a 75 grain slug traveling at 3000fps. It should be able to go through a broadside doe.
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