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 Post subject: Bullet recovered from my first elk
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:12 pm 

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Shot my first elk (spike) this past week at 542 yards. 180gr accubond from 300wsm at 2960 at the muzzle


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 Post subject: Re: Bullet recovered from my first elk
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:46 pm 

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Congrats, looks like great performance!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Bullet recovered from my first elk
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:15 pm 

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Excellent performance of a great bullet. Congratulations on some excellent table fare with that elk.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:33 pm 
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Congratulations on your first elk, must feel really nice, looks nice and fat. Bullet performed very well too.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:33 am 

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Congratulations on your first elk. It is a fine looking specimen. You must have made a good shot for a kill at that distance. The rifle and bullet both performed for you. I used the same combo for my first bull last fall - 180 AB & 300 WSM.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:15 am 

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Nice fat bull, beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Bullet recovered from my first elk
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:52 am 

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Well done, welcome to the worst addiction known to man. My name is Don I’ve been an elk hunter for 54 years.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:58 am 

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Congratulations. Good all the way around. Dan.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:41 am 
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Congratulations on your bull, nicely done.
Those AB's are pure poison on elk.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:52 pm 

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Congratulations and great shooting.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:30 pm 

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Congratulations and great shooting.
Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Bullet recovered from my first elk
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:33 pm 

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NYDAN wrote:
Congratulations on your first elk. It is a fine looking specimen. You must have made a good shot for a kill at that distance. The rifle and bullet both performed for you. I used the same combo for my first bull last fall - 180 AB & 300 WSM.

Dan
Bullet entered a little behind right shoulder and found it under the hide a few inches in front of the left rear. It only took one shot and he hunched a bit, turned and walked 10 yards, laid down and that was that.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:21 am 

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That's quite a shot! Congrats. (y)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:53 pm 

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Great shot! Congratulations on your elk. I hope you have many more to come.

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 Post subject: Re: Bullet recovered from my first elk
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:45 pm 

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I finally weighed the recovered bullet.

135gr.

75% weight retention

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:27 pm 
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Seems the 308 180 gr AB comes in around that 75% mark quite often give or take a bit either way. Such a great all around bullet.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:51 am 

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Elkman wrote:
Nice fat bull, beautiful.


I was thinking the same thing! Those are just the BEST eating elk, ever.

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Well done, welcome to the worst addiction known to man. My name is Don I’ve been an elk hunter for 54 years.


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Man, you nailed it Don.... THE WORST! HA!

Congrats on your bull and an awesome shot as well! The Accubonds continue to work really well for us in our camp, near and far.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:36 am 

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Great shooting


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:42 am 

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Good bullet performance, congrats.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:33 pm 
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Congratulations! No experience quite like that first elk. Unique smell, distinctive outstanding meat, the size of them - all of it. You will have memories for your lifetime. Nice going!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:20 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Bullet recovered from my first elk
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:16 pm 

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I have great performance on elk out of my 300 WSM with 180gr AB's @ 2970 fps. None at the same range as your harvest; mine were at 70, 175 and 242 yards.
Recovered bullets had expanded to twice the original diameter and retained 90% of their original weight.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:42 pm 

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He was "beautiful" perfect coloring and form.. The AB has worked for me now on several elk, but the Partition worked great for decades. Again congratulations.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:57 pm 

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Congratulations! Well done!!
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