My Kimber Montana 325 WSM is still new to me. I will purchase some factory ammo for an October elk hunt. I expect shots will be under 200 yards, perhaps much less at big bulls. I drew this special tag unexpectedly, and will use 1 of my new to me rifles, the 325or 300 WSM. So I'm leaning towards the 325 now and was all set to go with the 200 gr Winchester Accubond CT loading, but now am wondering about their 220 gr Power Max Bonded, which is also rated by them for use on elk.
At my expected range the more accurate round may not be important, as I expect each would shoot good enough. I understand that this is brush country and I want the bull to go down quick if possible.
Years back I shot a bull with 250 gr NP at around 175 yards. That bullet really smacked him and he went down right then and there! I understand that the 210 gr NP may be just as good, or even better on elk. So this 220 Power Max in 325 WSM kind of reminds me of the 338 NP... a more standard kind of hunting bullet, but premium?
Obviously either bullet should work well, and they cost about the same for factory fodder. I hear good things about the Accubond, but has anyone tried the 220 on either elk or moose in AK? What do you think about this 220 325 WSM load?