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Old February 1, 2014, 10:31 PM   #51
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They are not the same bullet. Shoot something with both and that fact will become readily evident.
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Old February 2, 2014, 11:52 AM   #52
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Reynolds is right, I've shot deer with both and there's little comparison. My findings are that the B-Tip from Nosler can usually be found in the off-side of the deer under the skin, while the Accubond has always passed through leaving a nickle sized hole. Unless you neck shoot a little buck at 60 yds, then expect devistation to look somewhat like what you'd expect from the B-Tip.
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Old February 4, 2014, 03:44 PM   #53
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Lost a nice buck with the SST that I'm sure died somewhere but I never found him. Shot him at 35 yards and you could tell he was hit pretty good. No idea how far he went but never got him.
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Old February 6, 2014, 02:12 AM   #54
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I've lost two deer in my life that I've found blood on. First was completely my fault. Rushed on a buck chasing a doe at about 30 yards. Bullet was core lokt factory ammo. Second was a handloaded 117 gr Sst in 25-06 pushing roughly 3000 fps mv. Shot was 180 yards quartering away. Deer dropped where he stood, got up and flopped around, then got up and walked off. Shot the rest of the rounds at a 55 gallon drum. Exit holes showed fragmentation.
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Old February 6, 2014, 08:27 AM   #55
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I used to use Nosler's Ballistic Tips for my deer hunting, but some of my friends were showing good results with the ordinary Hornady interlocks. I ended up going with the 165 gr boat tail interlock and never found a need to use the premium style bullets again in my 308 behind a max charge of Reloader 15. I get twice as many bullets in the box for about the same price and they do their job on the animal out to 250 yards or so and out of my rifle, very accurate too.

I thought about using the 150 grain Hornady's but my rifle seems to like the 165 better for accuracy. No real monster deer in the Texas hill country, but there is the occasional 150-175 pounder to harvest, and the bullet does everything I need it to without the premium price.
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Old February 7, 2014, 11:06 AM   #56
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Thanks for all the comments, 54 WOW !! I guess this one's done.
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Old February 8, 2014, 10:39 PM   #57
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Trobin, I shot two bucks with a .25-06 that behaved similar. They were shot with the original Ballistic tips before they toughened them up a bit.
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Old February 11, 2014, 07:55 PM   #58
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Yeah, this old cow is pretty well milked dry.
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