Talk about a hole.....geez
Accubond's fly great out of my 7 mag and have resulted in many a dead deer. never had a hole that big though lol. killed a cow elk with an Accubond too a couple of years ago. 140gr
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I agree, I use Accubonds in my 280 Rem and 30-06 with great results. The 300 Dakota is my buddies rifle, he loves it, I think he is trying to compensate for something
Had the same problem with Nosler Ballistic Tips in my .257 Wby on antelope. The are now relegated to varmints only.
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too much gun for antelope. I use a .25-06 with a 117gr. hornady ballistic tip. knocks them down but doesn't blow them up.
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I'd say that was a freak incident at 400yds. The velocity at that range should have been down to 2594fps according to my ballistics program. It probably hit a rib or shoulder going in and the 30-40% of the accubond intended to shed off the main bullet did so quickly. The rest of the bullet may have tumbled or something else also to create that massive exit. Maybe bone chunks did part of it. I've shot many coyotes at different angles with accubonds in 6.5. .277, and 7mm that hit at much higher velocity than that one would have and never seen a hole like that. Maybe just a bad bullet or just the perfect combination of things on impact to make a mess. That bullet drops below 3200fps at about 125yds, I could definitely see problems on close shots.
Has he shot anything else with this bullet and had trouble?