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#6050127 - 11/25/15 06:09 PM Would you!?
Sq2 hunter Offline
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Hunt nilgai with Nosler Accubond 200 gr. bullets chambered in 300 WM or go with 200 gr partitions? I reload with the accubond so I don't want to move from a bullet that shoots great..

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#6050169 - 11/25/15 06:30 PM Re: Would you!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Originally Posted By: Sq2 hunter
I reload with the accubond so I don't want to move from a bullet that shoots great..


There's your answer.
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#6050242 - 11/25/15 07:02 PM Re: Would you!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I just didn't know if they were solid enough of a bullet

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#6050273 - 11/25/15 07:17 PM Re: Would you!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Put it where it goes, keep shooting if it is still standing. Lots of folks worry the same about a Berger VLD. Everything I've shot with it died quickly with one round, including a bull elk at 200 yards. If you have the time and desire to work a load with the partition, go for it. If it will ease your mind. Personally I'd shoot the Accubond since you already have the rifle dialed in for it.
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#6050585 - 11/25/15 10:21 PM Re: Would you!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Accubond will be fine, just be aware that Nilgai are notoriously tough animals, so don't be surprised if it runs quite some distance before expiring. Personally, I'd immediately chamber another round (regardless your bullet choice), and be ready to place another shot on the animal if needed.

Best of luck Sir,

Flint.
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#6051932 - 11/26/15 07:08 PM Re: Would you!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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AB will be fine but if its on its feet you should be shooting till it drops. then keep your gun on it and ready

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#6052227 - 11/26/15 09:36 PM Re: Would you!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I would not hesitate to use an accubond in that weight from that caliber. I have seen them work very well on elk from smaller calibers very well. Agree with the keep shooting comments though, do not admire your shot until the critter is down for the count.
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#6055797 - 11/29/15 08:19 AM Re: Would you!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Just killed a moose yesterday with a 225 grain AB out of a 35 Whelen (2900 fps at the muzzle). First shot was frontal, slightly quartering at about 80 yards. Bullet entered in front of the left shoulder, recovered the bullet in the fat around the tenderloins... Don't have a scale to weigh it until I get home, feels pretty close to full, no less than 75% weight retention. Two follow up broad side shots to keep him from getting to a cliff and rolling downhill for a bit both exited. I think the Accubond will kill a Nilgai pretty dead.

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#6055827 - 11/29/15 08:49 AM Re: Would you!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
Fitzwho Offline
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Not a giant obviously, but after 4 days with no sightings of fur, you take what you can get. Warm temps (for Alberta) with clear nights and a full moon make for tough hunting.

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#6056069 - 11/29/15 11:37 AM Re: Would you!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I'd use it and not worry about it.
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#6056071 - 11/29/15 11:38 AM Re: Would you!? [Re: FiremanJG]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Put it where it goes, keep shooting if it is still standing. Lots of folks worry the same about a Berger VLD. Everything I've shot with it died quickly with one round, including a bull elk at 200 yards. If you have the time and desire to work a load with the partition, go for it. If it will ease your mind. Personally I'd shoot the Accubond since you already have the rifle dialed in for it.


I thought you were a long range guy! bolt
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#6056081 - 11/29/15 11:46 AM Re: Would you!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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This was a good bull taken with the 175gr LR Accubond about a month ago.
28 Nosler


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#6056138 - 11/29/15 12:30 PM Re: Would you!? [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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So I'm supposed to pass on a gimme 200 yard shot? confused2
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#6056378 - 11/29/15 02:43 PM Re: Would you!? [Re: Fitzwho]
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Registered: 11/11/07
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Loc: Wise Co.
Originally Posted By: Fitzwho
Just killed a moose yesterday with a 225 grain AB out of a 35 Whelen (2900 fps at the muzzle). First shot was frontal, slightly quartering at about 80 yards. Bullet entered in front of the left shoulder, recovered the bullet in the fat around the tenderloins... Don't have a scale to weigh it until I get home, feels pretty close to full, no less than 75% weight retention. Two follow up broad side shots to keep him from getting to a cliff and rolling downhill for a bit both exited. I think the Accubond will kill a Nilgai pretty dead.



If you don't mind my asking, I'd like to know how you're managing to wring 2900 fps out of your rifle.
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#6056382 - 11/29/15 02:45 PM Re: Would you!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
Elpatoloco Offline
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Registered: 07/10/15
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I wouldn't be afaraid of either choice

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