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    E-Tip looks pretty good, but my heart is with the Partition. I've used it since I started hunting with no failures.

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    I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. I like them all. Becoming a big fan of the Accubond though. Now my son Jeff uses the E-tip in his 6mm Remington and two years ago he got a nice big cow elk with one shot at 350 yards with it. The bullet did a really good job. Hard to go wrong with those three Noslers.
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    I've taken around 3 dozen white tails with the 165 BT in .30-06. No issues, ever. That being said I shoot Accubonds in my .25-06 for pronghorns. My choice for elk is also Accubonds. Put it in the right spot....no issues, ever.

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    Congrats on your succesful hunt CC. I shot a blacktail here in CA about ten years ago with my 30-06 at 80yds. He was quartering to me and I hit him just in front of his right shoulder with a BT. The bullet exited on his left shoulder. I could have stuck a softball in the exit hole. It was the most dammage I have ever had on a buck. Pretty much lost the whole front end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsmallfield View Post
    Pretty much lost the whole front end.
    Yep. These BT's were with the .257 Wby when I bought it and they shot really good groups in my .25-06, so I decided to use them. Mistake. I am going to pull all the bullets and set up my regular Sierras instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsmallfield View Post
    Congrats on your succesful hunt CC. I shot a blacktail here in CA about ten years ago with my 30-06 at 80yds. He was quartering to me and I hit him just in front of his right shoulder with a BT. The bullet exited on his left shoulder. I could have stuck a softball in the exit hole. It was the most dammage I have ever had on a buck. Pretty much lost the whole front end.
    I had the same result on a Colorado Muley some twenty years ago. I was using the 165 gr BT in a 30/06. The buck was moving away fast, and my only option was a Texas Heart Shot. The hind quarters looked like you stuck a stick of dynamite up his butt, and touched it off. I vowed never to use another BT on game. However, Nosler re-engineered the BT line shortly after my experience, due to the many complaints about destructive performance on game. The new crop of BT bullets offer a more conservative expansion profile, but IMHO they are still pretty soft for high velocity shooting. Hard to beat the Partition or the old Speer Grand Slam for game bullets.
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    Not shooting animals in the azz might be a good idea too.

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    While in Alaska, I shot my bull three times with a 7mm Remington Magnum and 160 grain accubonds over Retumbo. The first shot center punched the lungs broadside. The second shot was a high-shoulder shot that broke both scapulas. The third shot was a double-lung shot mildy quartering. All three bullets penetrated to the off-side hide, where they were recovered.

    I collected the bullets and cleaned them the best I could of hide, fat, meat and debris. These are the results:

    The three bullets:



    The first broadside shot retained the most weight (63.5%):



    The second shot encountered the most resistance by penetrating both scapulas, and not surprisingly retained the least amount (55.6%):



    The last shot was very similar to the first (61.4%):



    Overall, I think the 7mm Accubonds performed as designed, and performed very well. The internal damage to the lung tissue was extensive. I am confident that shot #1 was all that was needed, but I have always been a "shoot em 'til they're down" guy.

    I have recovered quite a few different accubonds from different critters, and the consistency of performance is very good.
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    Nice job BB. Looks to me the Accubonds performed superbly. A huge bull moose is a lot of animal to go through so the penetration, weight retention, and overall performance look superb to me. Congratulations on the moose by the way.
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    Ton of good info on this thread, I was going to start loading the nosler BT, but I think I'm going to go the E-tip or AB now
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