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#6551255 - 11/20/16 07:39 AM Accubond not impressed
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Shot a average size doe yesterday @ 100yards. Decided to try the high shoulder shot. Used factory loaded 140grain AB out of my 280rem. Well the shot worked. It dropped her instantly. But I wasnt too impressed with the AB. Hit left side, broke scapula and vertebrata but that was it. Bullet completely fragmented and only penetrated about 3.5-4". Not a big fan of high shoulder shot either because it only did minimal dame too lungs so it took A little while for the deer to die. However last year i used a 160 AB on a nice buck that passed through a low shoulder shot at 100yards. I think ill go back to 150 partitions.
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#6551284 - 11/20/16 08:04 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: magspa]
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I hit a very large hog (250 lb+) in what was essentially a high shoulder shot (my scope was off) at about 165 yards. The bullet was the 7mm 160 grain pushed to 3200 out of my 7mm Ultra and it too never exited. I've since moved on to the Barnes TSX which also has its quirks, but always penetrates reliably.
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#6551295 - 11/20/16 08:17 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: magspa]
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I've worked loads with the Accubond for 7mm-08 and 6.5 Creedmoor and they are extremely accurate bullets. Although I have not shot any game with them yet, I have heard more positives than negatives about them.

Thanks for sharing. That's good info for future reference.
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#6551320 - 11/20/16 08:40 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: magspa]
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They do shoot well, better than the 160's which is why i switched. Probably cause my 1 in 10 twist. We have nilgai on my lease so i need something that can crack bones and keep going.
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#6551338 - 11/20/16 08:56 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: magspa]
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That doesn't sound like trouble? It sounds like "you" are choosing the wrong bullet for you goals. Looks like you need to look to Barnes. I personally like their front insides looking like scrambled eggs and that's what that bullet does.

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#6551339 - 11/20/16 08:57 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: magspa]
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My experience is the same. I've recovered more Accubonds than all other bullets combined. You either have to go heavy for caliber or take behind the shoulder shots only -- or switch to something else.
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#6551399 - 11/20/16 10:06 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: magspa]
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Entrance wound of 110gr Accubond from my 6.8 AR @ 75 yards. It exploded, to say the least.
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#6551452 - 11/20/16 10:58 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: magspa]
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Surprised me cause They advertise the AB to perform like a partition but it seems more like a ballistic tip. I want to try the 140 TTSX next.
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#6551460 - 11/20/16 11:08 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: magspa]
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Originally Posted By: magspa
Surprised me cause They advertise the AB to perform like a partition but it seems more like a ballistic tip. I want to try the 140 TTSX next.


Surprises me too because the bottom half is bonded so I can't see how it could separate. Shoot enough game and you'll see some strange things. They are designed to behave like a partition. Many people swear by them but i've never used them on game.
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#6551477 - 11/20/16 11:31 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: magspa]
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scottfromdallas, they don't separate. In that regard they perform as advertised and mushroom perfectly. They just stop too soon, probably because of that expansion.
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#6551486 - 11/20/16 11:37 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: LFD2037]
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Originally Posted By: LFD2037

Entrance wound of 110gr Accubond from my 6.8 AR @ 75 yards. It exploded, to say the least.


Looks like it killed the deer. What was the problem?
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#6551489 - 11/20/16 11:44 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: Creedmoor]
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Originally Posted By: Creedmoor
Originally Posted By: LFD2037

Entrance wound of 110gr Accubond from my 6.8 AR @ 75 yards. It exploded, to say the least.


Looks like it killed the deer. What was the problem?

Where did I say there was a problem? confused2
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#6551494 - 11/20/16 11:47 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: LFD2037]
Creedmoor Offline
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Originally Posted By: LFD2037
Originally Posted By: Creedmoor
Originally Posted By: LFD2037

Entrance wound of 110gr Accubond from my 6.8 AR @ 75 yards. It exploded, to say the least.


Looks like it killed the deer. What was the problem?

Where did I say there was a problem? confused2


You didn't. wink That was my point. up
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#6551503 - 11/20/16 11:59 AM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: Creedmoor]
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Originally Posted By: Creedmoor
Originally Posted By: LFD2037
Originally Posted By: Creedmoor
Originally Posted By: LFD2037

Entrance wound of 110gr Accubond from my 6.8 AR @ 75 yards. It exploded, to say the least.


Looks like it killed the deer. What was the problem?

Where did I say there was a problem? confused2


You didn't. wink That was my point. up

He did make it about 75yds. like this!!!
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#6551517 - 11/20/16 12:16 PM Re: Accubond not impressed [Re: syncerus]
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Not to offend anyone, but if you're going to shoot bullets at crazy high velocity, I'd expect these results out of this type bullet construction.

As odd as it may seem, going heavier and slower with the same Accubond, might yield better results.
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