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#6430143 - 08/29/16 07:24 PM Bullets
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How would you choose between these 3 bullets, All the same weight? Nosler Accubond, Hornady Interlock BTSP, Sierra Spitzer BT. Would accuracy, velocity, or toughness be the deciding factor?

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#6430150 - 08/29/16 07:28 PM Re: Bullets [Re: DLALLDER]
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Paper or hide?
What cartridge?

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#6430186 - 08/29/16 07:45 PM Re: Bullets [Re: DLALLDER]
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Sorry, should have added for elk hunt & in a 30-06. Thanks

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#6430199 - 08/29/16 07:51 PM Re: Bullets [Re: DLALLDER]
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Will all perform well on live tissue?

If so, then the one with the highest BC.
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#6430229 - 08/29/16 08:04 PM Re: Bullets [Re: DLALLDER]
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If they were all the same weight the velocity would be nearly equal. So that leaves accuracy bullet construction and as Fireman noted BC. You did not note what weight bullets.
If I were loading for a 30-06 I would probably choose 178gr ELDX

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#6430271 - 08/29/16 08:20 PM Re: Bullets [Re: DLALLDER]
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Toughness. And screw the BC. BUT---it's got to shoot!
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#6430307 - 08/29/16 08:28 PM Re: Bullets [Re: DLALLDER]
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acerc
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#6430317 - 08/29/16 08:31 PM Re: Bullets [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
acerc


I don't think that was an option, Buzz.
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#6430435 - 08/29/16 09:23 PM Re: Bullets [Re: Sneaky]
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For elk with an 06, I'd pick a 180gr, and select the Accubond first, the Hornady second, and the Sierra third.

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#6430499 - 08/29/16 09:47 PM Re: Bullets [Re: JJH]
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Originally Posted By: JJH
For elk with an 06, I'd pick a 180gr, and select the Accubond first, the Hornady second, and the Sierra third.


This... For elk, I would choose tough first. Accuracy obviously needs to be there, but that can be tweaked if you reload. And for elk, what kind of accuracy are you chasing? Everyone wants a 1/4 MOA load, but if your rifle shoots a cup and core bullet 1 MOA, and a bonded bullet 1 1/2 MOA, I'll take the bonded for elk any day. Velocity is just icing on the cake. Within reasonable distances, any '06 load with the right bullet should carry plenty of ft lbs to cleanly take an elk. You can enter your bullet data and velocity into a ballistics calculator to see what your energy will be at a given distance.


Edited by cblackall (08/29/16 10:00 PM)

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#6430597 - 08/29/16 10:39 PM Re: Bullets [Re: DLALLDER]
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+1 on what JJH said in that order...next ? is what bullet weight ...180 is the default answer in those C&C style bullets, but 200's are bigtime bad medicine, even in a 30'06.
Ron
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#6430922 - 08/30/16 08:35 AM Re: Bullets [Re: DLALLDER]
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NAB, end of story....

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#6430971 - 08/30/16 08:54 AM Re: Bullets [Re: WileyCoyote]
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Originally Posted By: WileyCoyote
+1 on what JJH said in that order...next ? is what bullet weight ...180 is the default answer in those C&C style bullets, but 200's are bigtime bad medicine, even in a 30'06.
Ron


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#6431055 - 08/30/16 09:39 AM Re: Bullets [Re: DLALLDER]
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I have been disappointed with hornady interlocks in 150 grain 270, 154 grain 280 and 200 and 220 grain 300 wby. All have had decent to great accuracy but all have sporadically disintegrated and turned to shrapnel with no exit wounds on texas WT's and hogs.

My first pick would be Acubond, second sierra, wouldn't load an interlock for elk.
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#6431104 - 08/30/16 10:03 AM Re: Bullets [Re: DLALLDER]
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After seeing what Accubond bullets do to 40 head of African plains game, albeit in my 7mm Rem Mag (160gr AB), I'd pick the AB every time.

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