yeah Ses I know it's hard to believe but I wouldn't have said it if I didn't mean it. I'm not a ballistician ( hell I don't even know if I can spell it) but maybe it has something to do with the composition of the jacket or core or a minute difference in the diameter of the bullet. It almost seems to me like the bullet goes down the barrel easier thus creating less pressure hence less felt recoil. I don't know why I just know that it's noticeable. Been shooting that same old .338 WM for over 25 years when some thing changes I take notice. I might be all wet but I hope we can still be friends I kind of like it around here.
Geez Ses, it not like I'm in love with them or anything I just reported what I noticed. I am also glad that we are not enemies, I don't know that I really have any of those and don't want any. My wife noticed this thread and says she knows what the problem is. She says that I notice things others don't because ( get this) I'm so sensetive. And with that I'm out of here.
Some have mentioned the NP losing weight as it goes through the animal, it was designed to do this from what I've read. The intent was for a lot of damage on impact and the initial contact with the vitals, then the rear partition continuing it's path through the animal. Is this good or bad? Well it depends on what you want the bullet to do and what you're hunting in my opinion. My desire for the higher weight retention was having the .300 as second rifle to the .375 for Eland. With the size of those big buggers, I'd prefer to have that weight retention. But above that accuracy is my first preference and for that accuracy to hold over multiple shots.
For me the NP has never let me down. I've only recovered one bullet and that was the rear section of a 160gr out of my 7mm on the Shiras moose I killed. That was found under the offside skin after cracking through a rib on the same side. The moose went about 15 feet and dropped dead after the shot. Yup, the weight of that section was 80gr, 1/2 of what it started at. Did it really matter? Now a Shiras moose will run about half the weight of a full grown Eland bull, but if they're typical of most African PG species, it won't have near the skin thickness not to mention the amount of hair.
But like I said, shoot what works for you.
So, guys, is it OK for me to shoot my Accubonds? 180gr in 300 wsm and 140gr in my 7-08?
I don't want to do this wrong and disappoint the animals I hunt.