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Thread: 160 Accubond vs 150 Etip in 7MM Mag

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    Default 160 Accubond vs 150 Etip in 7MM Mag

    I will be hunting caribou, sheep, Goat, and things of similar size. Of course always in bear country. Both bullets shoot well out of my gun; I am just wondering what the performance advantages would be for the extra dollars for the E-Tip? They are longer so less powder and they don't make anything bigger than a 150 grain in the e-tip. I like to shoot heavier 160-175 but but i keep hearing people rave about the E-Tip. Any feed back from those that have used these bullets would be appreciated.

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    Speculation only because I haven't shot enough game with either to draw conclusions.

    But in 7 mag, the 160 grain weight is my overall favorite for downrange performance, both velocity retention and flatter trajectory. Yeah, you can start a 150 a little faster, but the 160 overtakes it way out there.

    I've whacked a whole lot of game with 150, 160, and 175 grain partitions in the 7 mag over the years, and my conclusions are based on that experience, all with the same build. Up to you to decide about comparative bullet construction when comparing the two.

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    In my 7 mag it is always 160 accubond. Excellent controlled expansion, highly accurate and carries a long ways!! Best of luck. J.

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    Another consideration is the 150gr E-Tip will have more retained weight than the Accubond and should drive deeper. It's construction isn't 100% copper so less fouling than Barnes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhunter View Post
    I will be hunting caribou, sheep, Goat, and things of similar size. Of course always in bear country. Both bullets shoot well out of my gun; I am just wondering what the performance advantages would be for the extra dollars for the E-Tip? They are longer so less powder and they don't make anything bigger than a 150 grain in the e-tip. I like to shoot heavier 160-175 but but i keep hearing people rave about the E-Tip. Any feed back from those that have used these bullets would be appreciated.

    Rich
    I've been loading for a 7mm STW for years. I've not shot sheep or goats, but deer and 'bou are toast with a 150 ballistic tip (mv 3400+ fps) with nary a problem. If I were obsessed with "bear worry" you could load a few 175 NPs to carry with you, but I would have plenty of confidence in the 160 ABs.

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    Oldrgr, what is your load recipie for the 160 accubond?

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