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 Post subject: .300WSM, 180AB- recovered
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:30 pm 

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Location: Delta Junction, AK
I managed to shoot a caribou with my much loved .300WSM over the weekend. I've taken some 40 odd animals with the rifle ranging up to moose. I've never recovered a bullet- always got an exit, even at longish ranges.

This one got stopped in a middling size caribou at 67 yards. Impact speed was 2850ish. The shot was strongly quartering to and the bullet smashed all of the vertebrae in the neck, traveled down the spine and exited the last rib. The bullet was found just under the hide. Recovered weight is 105 grains.


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 Post subject: Re: .300WSM, 180AB- recovered
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:08 am 

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Congrats on the caribou!

Excellent bullet performance.


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 Post subject: Re: .300WSM, 180AB- recovered
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:55 am 

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No complaints about that performance at all! Bone is pretty hard on bullets, especially that much of it.


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 Post subject: Re: .300WSM, 180AB- recovered
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:48 am 

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Excellent. And that is why we choose premium bullets. When they are called upon to smash through bone or pass through vast swaths of flesh, we want a bullet that will expand properly while maintaining integrity. Looks as if you found just such a bullet!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:58 am 

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I'm pretty sold on Accubonds.

They're pretty much my "go to" bullet in just about everything I shoot for big game.


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 Post subject: Re: .300WSM, 180AB- recovered
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:00 pm 

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Very nice. Congrats on the caribou and the bullet recovery.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:39 pm 
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hodgeman wrote:
I'm pretty sold on Accubonds.

They're pretty much my "go to" bullet in just about everything I shoot for big game.


Big fan of the Accubonds here as well. That bullet of yours had a rough ride but held together quite well.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:14 pm 

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Nice recovery, can't wait to try it our soon for deer season on that 300 Winny @ 3,180 fps. It loves the 180 AB.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:24 pm 

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Excellent! Congratulations on the caribou. My 300 wsm shoots 180g AB very well also, can't wait to try it on an elk.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:23 pm 
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Congratulations on the Caribou. Nice bullet catch.

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