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mozey
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Sep-05-17, 
06:34 PM (MST)
"Accubond or LRX BT for Canada moose?"

This is a little bit of a continuation of my previous question:

http://www.monstermuleys.info/dcforum/DCForumID22/4001.html

In a few weeks I'll be headed to BC for a Canada moose hunt. I'm taking my 300WSM. I've experimented with several loads and narrowed it down to two: 180-gr Accubond or 175-gr LRX BT. Both loads are getting me 3/4" groups, with the Accubond a very slight edge. BCs are nearly identical. Staying one grain under recommended max loads for RL-17 and Norma brass, the LRX BT has about 90 FPS more muzzle velocity and still has 2,500 lbs of energy at 400 yards vs 380 yards for the Accubond.

My question is, inside of 380 yards, other than about 20 lbs of energy, is there an advantage of one bullet over the other once it hits a moose? Too much splitting of hairs?

I give credit to being willing to try Accubonds to the discussion in the previous thread. Their accuracy is an unexpected surprise based on my previous experience with Partitions, which I could never get to group well. If I could get 3/4" accuracy with Partitions, my decision would already be made.

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 RE: Accubond o...  mozey      Sep-05-17   1 
  RE: Accubond o...  mtmuley      Sep-05-17   2 
   RE: Accubond o...  Cahunter805      Sep-05-17   3 
    RE: Accubond o...  Zeke      Sep-06-17   4 

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mozey
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Sep-05-17, 
06:37 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Accubond or LRX BT for Canada moose?"

LAST EDITED ON Sep-05-17 AT 06:37 PM (MST)

I should say that I've never hunted or shot at a moose before, so I have no experience to base this on.

Thank you for your insights.

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mtmuley
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Sep-05-17, 
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2. "RE: Accubond or LRX BT for Canada moose?"

Take the Accubond. Dead moose story to follow. mtmuley

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Sep-05-17, 
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3. "RE: Accubond or LRX BT for Canada moose?"

Yep take the accubonds!!

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Zeke
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Sep-06-17, 
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4. "RE: Accubond or LRX BT for Canada moose?"

Moose require the same bullet performance as an elk, IMHO.
I've shot then with sharp sticks, Barnes-X, Partitions and Fail Safes but never the Accubond but there no reason to think they wouldn't perform beautifully.

Zeke

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