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Ballistic tip?

Old 09-04-2006, 06:45 PM
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but for example, you will get sililar results with a 140 accubond or 160 BT in a 7mm.
The faster moving 140gr accubond will still expand very rapidly,it will just hold together better.As such,it could leave an even larger wound channel than the slower moving 160gr bullet.By the way nosler doesn't make a 160 gr ballistic tip.
They don't? They make a 160 accubond don't they? They should make one shouldnt they?
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:56 AM
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I stopped using ballistic tip bullets for my 7mm rem mag. I used them one season for whitetails. 150 Federal Premiums. They dropped deer in their tracks. Not one took a step. The only problem was the deer were destroyed. It was jello about 18in in diameter around the entrance hole. The exit hole was about 1 1/2in. One buck I shot the whole front half of the deer was wasted. I think they work a little too well, and out of a 300WSM they would be devastating.
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:41 AM
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I have used 165 grain ballistic tips on 6 whitetail and they all dropped right away or traveled less than 25 yards. Only 1 pass though shot and each deer had a lot of destroyed meat. They are highly frangible and most of them were exploded into about 10 pieces. I would not use them on an animal much heavier than a whitetail. Just my results from a small sample of animals. Rich
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:40 PM
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My experiences with Rem. 165 gr ballistic tips in my '06 have been good but also a little troubling. Accuracy has been excellent. 3 deer taken at ranges of 100, 140 and 260 yards were all one shot kills with two beingbehind the shouldercomplete pass throughs andthe 140 was a neck shot from behind that dropped him in his tracks.Last Sunday, I shot a bear at 40 yards right behind the shoulder. The beardropped in its tracksbut the entrance hole was the size of a softball andpart of the shoulder was wasted from the bulletfragmenting. I'm going to usethebullets I have this year for deer but will beswitching next year.
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