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    Accubond on game

    Hi guys,

    Interested to know if anyone has recovered any ABs from large game.
    I have only started using them so only a few deer have fallen victim so far. All have entered and exited the chest. The last was a Sika at 400 odd yards and exit hole was about 2 inches.

    I have recovered this one from behind a target at 200 yards into a bank.
    140grain .277

    Keen to know of any performance on game reports.

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    My mate has used them in his 7mm08 on several Reds, Chams and Tahr. He rates them very highly. They ran beautifully in my 300 win mag, and seriously dealt to the Tahr and red that I've shot with them. I've tried them in several rifles and they usually group better for me than SST's, VLD's or A-max too. So yeah, thumbs up from me. If you do your bit they'll do theirs.
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    Nice, did you ever recover any?

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    I shot a red hind ar 300 yds with a 160 accubond at 300 yds. Recovered the projectile under the skin on the offside shoulder. It was perfect mushroom, ended up losing it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    I shot a red hind ar 300 yds with a 160 accubond at 300 yds. Recovered the projectile under the skin on the offside shoulder. It was perfect mushroom, ended up losing it though.
    Reckon it lost much weight?

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    Hi, I used them in my 7mm STW before it got rebarreled. They went quite well in it and knocked deer over quickly when put in the right place. However my brother used them in his 7mm08 and the 4 or 5 deer I saw him shoulder shoot them with seemed to take a bit longer than normal to die. We recovered one from a fallow spiker shot front on at about 50 yards and it hadn't opened much at all. IMHO they are a hard bullet and go ok with high velocity but not as good in lower velocity.

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    I haved used the 130gr AB exclusively in my 270win for the past 4 years with excellent results. Tahr, reds, fallow, pigs, goats have all dropped on the spot. Ranges from 20-380 yards. I rate them very highly. Were easy to get to shoot well, even when set way back to fit the magazine. Have them going 3050fps out a 24" barrel.
    Only ever recovered one projectile, that was on a stag I shot at 200yds this roar, went through one shoulder, lungs and rested against the skin on the other side. All other animals have had 1-2" exit wounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I haved used the 130gr AB exclusively in my 270win for the past 4 years with excellent results. Tahr, reds, fallow, pigs, goats have all dropped on the spot. Ranges from 20-380 yards. I rate them very highly. Were easy to get to shoot well, even when set way back to fit the magazine. Have them going 3050fps out a 24" barrel.
    Only ever recovered one projectile, that was on a stag I shot at 200yds this roar, went through one shoulder, lungs and rested against the skin on the other side. All other animals have had 1-2" exit wounds.
    good results

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    Quote Originally Posted by beagan257 View Post
    Hi, I used them in my 7mm STW before it got rebarreled. They went quite well in it and knocked deer over quickly when put in the right place. However my brother used them in his 7mm08 and the 4 or 5 deer I saw him shoulder shoot them with seemed to take a bit longer than normal to die. We recovered one from a fallow spiker shot front on at about 50 yards and it hadn't opened much at all. IMHO they are a hard bullet and go ok with high velocity but not as good in lower velocity.
    Yeah mate that was kind of what I was expecting to hear. Quite hard

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    good to know since I have just been given some in 6.5 to try,
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    They are the bomb.
    Here are 5 x 140gn .277 all recovered from game, reds and sika to 350m.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    They are the bomb.
    Here are 5 x 140gn .277 all recovered from game, reds and sika to 350m.
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    Nice!!! Is it in a win or wsm? Keen to hear what speed your getting if in a win mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Nice!!! Is it in a win or wsm? Keen to hear what speed your getting if in a win mate.
    Just touching 3000fps from a 24" barrel.
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    Nice, im in the process of moving up slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Nice, im in the process of moving up slowly.
    Don't get hung up on mv. Anything over 2900fps for a 140gn in the win is fine. Just make sure it shoots well.
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

 

 

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