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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2019, 03:29:21 PM »
Sierra's are kind of old school but usually will shoot as good or better than anything else, and the price is certainly right. However if you want a bullet that stays together, it's not the one.

(Same could be said for long range Accubonds)

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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2019, 07:04:19 PM »
leaning towards regular accubond

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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2019, 07:08:28 PM »
one other thing  tyhat might change things is the barrel was not floated before, and it is now so it might not even be bullet issue but im still gonna try stuff out

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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2019, 08:07:15 PM »
Another Nosler AB fan here. They have been flawless for me on deer and elk.

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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2019, 10:04:51 PM »
My first choice is the Accubond.  Flies really well and performance on game from close to long range has been right down, right now!  The Hornady GMX would be my second choice as a couple buddies have had great success with them on elk.
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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2019, 07:54:59 AM »
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My first choice is the Accubond.  Flies really well and performance on game from close to long range has been right down, right now!  The Hornady GMX would be my second choice as a couple buddies have had great success with them on elk.

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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2019, 09:09:02 AM »
i kinda think i narrowed down my search to  nosler either partition or accubond  or sierra tipped game kings
Two of the three you're looking at do what you're wanting, one doesn't. Don't ever plan on going from an Interlock to another cup and core bullet that has a plastic tip and seeing more weight retention. In an 06 you could go to a 180gr Interlock and see more weight retention just from the fact that the bullet will be going slower at ranges that make most cup and core bullets to come apart. Between Accubonds and Partitions go with what you're rifle likes more. I've abused Accubonds at ranges/velocities where the Interlocks ability to stay together has become questionable for me, and the Accubonds have held together. Partitions at the same velocities ranges have a tendency to blow the nose off so weight retention ends up close to %60.

After writing all that, I'd try 180gr Interlocks first then go towards Accubonds or Partitions.

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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2019, 09:15:09 AM »
have had zero issues with bergers… run the 168 hunters...
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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2019, 04:27:49 PM »
i figured out accuracy issues sounds strage but was the lead sled once i took it out was getting ince or so group still thinking between staying with interlocks and nosler partitions 

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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2019, 09:51:12 PM »
i figured out accuracy issues sounds strage but was the lead sled once i took it out was getting ince or so group still thinking between staying with interlocks and nosler partitions

A lead sled is the devi's rifle rest; they do terrible things to stocks, scopes, rings and bases. :twocents:
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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2019, 09:53:09 PM »
i figured out accuracy issues sounds strage but was the lead sled once i took it out was getting ince or so group still thinking between staying with interlocks and nosler partitions

A lead sled is the devi's rifle rest; they do terrible things to stocks, scopes, rings and bases. :twocents:
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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2019, 06:42:47 AM »
All that force and vibration has to go some where
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Re: new hunting bullet ?
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2019, 07:52:53 AM »
A lead sled forces the rifle to a stop much quicker than your shoulder does.  Would never use one with a good rifle.

 


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