For the record I believe every bullet will fail if used enough.Once I use up my current stock of 180 gr TTSX I will be going to accubonds. Ive recovered several and they have shed their petals at the entrance and penciled through with a bore size hunk of copper. I dont think thats ideal even though I have never lost an animal I've hit with one.
Reread his reply. You are saying168 TTSX in your reply and he is saying 165. Two different bullets. The 168 is designed to open at a lower velocity. I use them in my 30/06 with DRT results.It’s good to hear actual success and application with 168 ttsx. I know that the 168 is about as good as you can get in 30-06 but have always wondered how it would do in 300 win mag so thanks for that feedback.
Oh man i could have gone without reading that! Thanks for sharing your experience with the Accubonds. I've seen them work quite well out of my buddies 300 WSM, thats what I was leaning towards trying them.For the record I believe every bullet will fail if used enough.
I shot a bull elk with 180 grain accubonds out of a 300 jarret which is almost identical to a 300 RUM. The shots were all under 100 yards and it took 3 rounds to put him down. Each of the rounds completely fragmented less than 6” into the animal. He died but it would’ve been a lot faster with sufficient penetration. I talked to Nosler afterwards and they stated the issue was likely the high velocity (3300 fps at the muzzle) coupled with a thick hide and bones. The perfect bullet for every situation doesn’t exist but I thought I’d share my experience.
My mistake/typo, I meant 165 for 300 WM and 168 for 30-06.Reread his reply. He said the 165 TTSX, you say 168 TTSX. Two different bullets. The 168 is designed to open at a lower velocity. I use them in my 30/06 with DRT results.
Read reply #2 where MeatMissle says the 168 expand at a lower velocity. He uses them in his 300 Wby. 168 is the perfect all-use bullet between the 150 and the 180 grain in the 30 caliber (In my opinion).
Yeah I dont know what to say….your velocity is right up where it should be and the yardage of shot should also be perfect. Only thing I can reference would be what I’ve been told and that would be at closer range shots aim for the shoulder. But again than you lose meat….you got my stumped.Looked around a little last night but couldnt find any notes on chrono results. I know im using 87 gr of RE-22 powder, i want to say it was around 3200 fps at the muzzle, but not 100% on that. Shots were all under 200 yards.
Oh man i could have gone without reading that! Thanks for sharing your experience with the Accubonds. I've seen them work quite well out of my buddies 300 WSM, thats what I was leaning towards trying them.