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Thread: 338 Edge/300 gr Accubond vs black bear

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    338 Edge/300 gr Accubond vs black bear

    This hunt was back in May 2013 in out of Seward, Alaska ...... **pic heavy**


    ........

    I finally had a chance to test the 300 gr Accubond in my 338 Edge on a black bear on Memorial Day, bear was taken at 440 yards

    I beached the canoe and ranged the bear at 800 yards with my Bushnell Elite 1500 rangefinder but had no shot due to alder patches between me and the critter, I had to stalk in to 500 + -yards to get a clear shot, on my belly off a bipod... as I set up for the shot and waited for a clear broadside shot the bear had closed the distance to 440 yards

    the impact of the bullet knocked the bear down , it spun around and ran 20 yards adrenalized but dead on it's feet as it's heart and lungs had turned into a frothy mush....
    bullet entered just off the shoulder and for a "soft" hit it did incredible internal damage to the vitals without extensive meat damage, destroying a bunch of ribs on the way out, it was a complete pass through... funny thing though, the exit hole was only slightly larger through the hide when compared to the entrance hole but did some awesome killing, without the bullet I can only guess that the bullet expanded doing internal devastation then folded along the shank and passed though, had similar results with a 200 gr 30 cal Accubond on moose a few years ago at 300 yards with a 7.82 Warbird.

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    Rem M700 with Jewell Trigger and Seekins Detach mag assembly/5 rnd mag
    30" 9.5 twist Obermeyer bbl in Rem Varmint contour, muzzle brake machined into the extra inch of bbl, H-263 Foliage Green Cerakote
    McMillan HTG stock in McMillan Olive w/black speckles
    Bushnell 30mm Elite 6500 2.5-16X 50mm scope
    Nightforce 20 moa base and Nightforce 30mm Ultra Lite rings

    Ammo
    Nosler Accubond 338 Cal. 300 gr bullet (coated with WS2 tungsten disulfide)
    Rem 300 Rum brass fireformed and neck sized (once fired)
    Fed GM215M primers
    H1000 powder (load was developed with WS2 coated bullets, powder charge won't be listed)
    2900 fps velocity (20 rnd ave., load development was at 100 yards, very warm load but safe with coated bullets)
    1/2" groups at 100 yards (did not test at longer range due to limited time)
    COAL 3.808"
    Ogive OAL 3.082" ( .024" bullet jump to lands gave best accuracy/velocity combo)


    impact velocity at 440 yards 2299 fps and 3522 ft lbs energy (according to iSnipe iPhone app)

    I also dumped a mature 53" raghorn bull moose in Sept with the same rifle and bullet except powder was RL 25 with similar velocity.
    called the bull in to 30 yards and shot was just behind shoulder with a very impressive DRT scene

    I seriously wanted to test this bullet at longer range but neither my job, moose nor bear would cooperate, all in all the results were identical from 30 yards to 440 yards for "soft" no shoulder bone impacts, with complete pass throughs in both situations, Have yet to witness a full on shoulder bone hit with the 338 cal 300 gr bullet but have personally shot a bull moose in the shoulder with a 180 gr 30 cal Accubond leaving the muzzle at 3500 fps, it was a phenomenal one shot kill at 200 yards. I called in a 61" bull moose for my brother last Sept and he used a 30-378 WBY with a 180 gr Accubond Wby factory load to dump the moose in it's tracks at 120 yards and I believe the 338 bullet will be even better suited for a "hard" shoulder shot.

    Really would like to see a 338 Accubond Long Range bullet, REALLY SOON I HOPE !!!
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    Simply awesome!
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    Fuck dude.....getting seriously jealous right now....that first canoe pic is epic!!!!!!!!.....well done mate
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Howd you get him in the canoe? man you've got some amazing country to hunt !
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    What does bear taste like? Im guessing arse?

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    Hey @Gibo tastes OK, i had some in Canada last year, and Moose, and Mule deer and....OK ill STFU now.....
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    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Man that is a massive black bear!!!!

    Definately on my list of animals to hunt, maybe 2016?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Howd you get him in the canoe? man you've got some amazing country to hunt !
    I was showing workmates this thread on my phone and wondering the same thing.

    What would it weigh gutted? 400pound? 600pound? more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Howd you get him in the canoe? man you've got some amazing country to hunt !
    It wasn't too hard to get the blackie in the canoe, I just tipped the canoe over on it's side and pushed it in partially and rolled the canoe back, the bears body weight rolled the canoe and done,

    Alaska regulations require salvaging all edible meat from Spring black bear in the units I hunt, no requirement to salvage bear meat from bears taken in the fall, they get pretty fat and stinky,

    Spring bear meat can be as tasty as an old dirty leather work boot if seasoned heavily with cayenne pepper powder and garnished with fresh habanero and jalapeno peppers ......and you invite three special guests, Jack Daniels, Yukon Jack and Capt Morgan !

 

 

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