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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2019, 09:01:16 AM »
That looks perfect. They are expected to she 30-40% of their weight, and you are pushing it pretty fast. I recovered my 200gr AB, also from a 300rum, from my bull this year in top part of the offside shoulder after breaking his back. It weighs 108.8gr. It was a 75 yd shot, and while it shed about 45%, the jacket never separated and the bull absorbed over 4000ft lbs of energy.

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2019, 09:17:25 AM »
Heres a picture of the bull.


Thanks for the replies, I'll keep using this rifle/load combo for elk.


Thanks Jamie

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2019, 03:46:52 PM »
Accubonds are supposed to impact and fragment the front retaining 60-70% weight and the back penetrates. 124 grains is just north of 60% weight retention on a 200 grain bullet.
Looks to me like that bullet performed perfectly as designed. Cant ask for much more than that.

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2019, 10:36:15 AM »
I shoot an almost identical load. 200g ab going 3218 FPS. Shot my moose last year twice at 100 yards. 1st shot hit left front shoulder exited behind right front. He spun around and I shot him in the right front shoulder exiting through the 1st shot hole. He dumped on the 2nd shot.

Shot a big bull elk this year at 80 yards in the neck. Quartered through lodging under the hide on top of the right shoulder. He dumped. That bullet weighed 120g or 60% retention.

I think itís an excellent load. I think you could kill anything on the continent with it although I would probably load a tougher bullet for brown or grizzly bears.

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2019, 08:30:36 PM »
Let fragments and hard bone performance is what pushed me to the Barnes copper bullets.  Super fast expansion, no or very little weight loss and no lead getting spread through the meat.

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2019, 08:58:50 PM »
I had great results with Accubonds, but prefer the LRX and only use them now. Very accurate and tough. Yet to recover one on deer.

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2019, 09:16:44 PM »
Only two experiences with LRX, but both performed well. 7 STW with 145 LRX. 120 yards and 340 yards on Mule deer. Both were pass through shots and neither went more than a couple steps.

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2019, 09:20:06 PM »
4 deer with them from a 280AI, ~50 - 293 yards

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2019, 08:33:32 AM »
I had great results with Accubonds, but prefer the LRX and only use them now. Very accurate and tough. Yet to recover one on deer.

What made you switch switch, after having great results with ABís?

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2019, 05:12:11 PM »
Got into reloading and from the start they weren't picky, just shot well. After that couldn't get ABs to match them.

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2019, 03:38:21 PM »
I went to all solid copper for my .300win mag  and .270 for same reasons

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2019, 09:24:32 PM »
Doing some load development for the 257 Wby with the 110 AB and 100 TTSX, will see if the Barnes gets the nod again

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2019, 10:06:42 PM »
Doing some load development for the 257 Wby with the 110 AB and 100 TTSX, will see if the Barnes gets the nod again
110gr. accubond over IMR 7828, fast and sub MOA in my rem 700, 257wby

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2020, 08:26:43 PM »
I know I'm late to this discussion but I've been off the site for a while handling life. IMO... that bullet is performing like the old hornady Amax. Close range high velocity it will lose a lot of its weight. Idk if it will come apart if it hit a major bone or if it would hold together but from the 60-65% weight retention you have I would switch to a barnes TSX or TTSX. If you plan on shooting longer ranges, aka 650+ yards, with the setup then either keep the noslers or switch to the 212 gr hornady ELDX. Personally, I run a 200 gr barnes TSX in my 300 wby at 3150 fps. I have a custom built 300 wm that I get 3075 fps with a 212 gr ELDX. The win mag is a long range setup though. The reason I would really push for barnes is the weight retention. Everyone I know thats recovered one from deer, elk, bears, etc, has had 95-100% weight retention.

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Re: 300RUM/200gr.accubond
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2020, 07:13:54 AM »
The Accubond might leave a little to be desired at the extended ranges bit is a devastating bullet. If looking to change it up in the future...215 or 230 Berger  :drool: A ballistic monster that is definitely tough enough for a big critter.

Maximum weight retention for deer, elk, black bears is overrated IMO. It's cool for a picture but it is definitely not the end-all-be-all metric for terminal performance that some people tend to think it is. No offense meant to the Barnes Boys, just my perspective  :hello:
« Last Edit: March 06, 2020, 09:38:10 AM by Jonathan_S »
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