Accubonds and Africa
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06-17-2012, 01:56 PM #1
Accubonds and Africa
Who here has used the AB's in Africa? The 165's for .308 are shooting well in my son's Tikka. The most accurate of all the loads I've worked up for him.
Just wondering if anyone has used these for up to Kudu / Gemsbok?Bonse Aba
06-17-2012, 03:25 PM #2
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I used them on a 7mm/08 in Namibia in 140 gr.several years ago. I was not impressed with their penetration on oryx. I have used them in 225 gr in my 338/06 and was very pleased with them. As I was with Partitions in 225 gr. In 308 I would limit shots to 200 yds or less. I watched my partner use his .308 with Partitions on wildebeest, heartebeest, oryx and eland. I would say it's OK on the first 3 and very marginal on eland beyond 200 yds. Hence my 200 yd limitation on 308. As with any hunting, shot placement is everything but we can't always plan on the landing spot of our shot therefore my feelings of the .308 being the bottom of my "adequate" list for Africa. JMO and worth what you paid for it :-) I won't be taking my 7mm/08 to Africa again. Me, personally, my 30-06 with 180s is my low end for Africa with Partitions or ABs..
06-17-2012, 06:06 PM #3
Use them in a 270, they work fine. Shot a lot with them. One gemsbok did not get through both shoulders, but then a 375 on the trip didn't either. Did get through two eland.
06-17-2012, 06:21 PM #4
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06-18-2012, 12:00 PM #6
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I use Accubonds in my wifes 7mag (160gr) and my 338 Win Mag.(180gr) Excellent bullets. Extremely accurate and hold together well. Couldn't ask for any more out of a bullet.
Game taken with 160gr Accubond:
Numerous whitetail and exotics
Blue Wildebeest (2)
06-18-2012, 12:37 PM #7
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06-18-2012, 01:47 PM #8
06-18-2012, 05:56 PM #9
Thank you gentlemen! It seems the rifle has picked the bullet and it has chosen well.Bonse Aba
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