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    Just for elk:
    270 win: 160 gr partitions, 140 gr partitions
    7mmRM: 160 gr partitions

    I see better terminal performance w 160 partitions on elk than I did w 175 corelokt, in the big 7.

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    I can't disagree Redman, both my dad and I have used NAB's for years in .277, .308 and .338 and have yet to have one fail. They are top-shelf balistically. I guess there may be more accurate bullets, and there may be tougher bullets, but I haven't found one that's better at both. It's hard to mess with what works...
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    Accubonds. Yessir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmuley View Post
    Weight retention is over rated. mtmuley
    I agree. I would actually prefer it not have a very high retention. I want the bullet to dump all of its energy into the animal.

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    Nosler Partition

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    This thread will likely be filled with love for partitions and X-Bullets, but I gotta say I'm pretty fond of Hornady BTSP Interlock. They're accurate out of every rifle I've shot them out of and are a good combination of expansion and weight retention on the receiving end. And besides all that, they're pretty affordable.

    In terms of a standard cup and core type bullet, I think Interlocks are the best design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian in Montana View Post
    This thread will likely be filled with love for partitions and X-Bullets, but I gotta say I'm pretty fond of Hornady BTSP Interlock. They're accurate out of every rifle I've shot them out of and are a good combination of expansion and weight retention on the receiving end. And besides all that, they're pretty affordable.

    In terms of a standard cup and core type bullet, I think Interlocks are the best design.
    Could not agree more.

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    I shot the 180 Nosler Partitions in my '06 and loved them (great performance and accuracy from the Federal rounds). But, as I do not reload, I am at the whim availability and off the shelf price. In one season I had my cost for Partitions go up 20% and I couldn't find them anywhere. Sooooo, at the suggestion of my gunsmith I gave the 180 Trophy Bonded Tips a shot and am very happy wit them. Performance has been great and the cost is a bit lower as well.
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    I am really liking the 230gr berger OTM hybrids in my 300 RUM

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    I have had impressive results on both Whitetail and moose using 150gr Nosler Partitions out of my 270WSM

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    270 Win = 140gr Partition
    7mmRemMag = 160 gr Partition
    300WSM = 180gr Partition
    7mm-08 = 140gr E-tip
    6.5 Creedmoor = 140gr Nosler RDF (target shooting only)
    30-30 = 150gr PowerPoints

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    Excellent groups from my Tikka T3x 300 Win Mag using the Barnes Vortex ammo with a 165gr TTSX bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandejuan View Post
    For my .270 Weatherby Mag, its the Winchester 140 gr Failsafe. They are not manufactured anymore, a dumb decision by Winchester. I purchased ten boxes when that was announced,so I'm stocked. GJ
    If they had been making money on they they would still be making them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosephBrown View Post
    I agree. I would actually prefer it not have a very high retention. I want the bullet to dump all of its energy into the animal.
    To a point maybe. But a bullet that expend's all it's weight on the hide wounds but doesn't kill much. Then a bullet that expends all it's weight inside the animal, if the animal runs off some, it won't leave a blood trail to follow. And that same bullet hit's good meat and the destruction of meat is greater for no other reason than expending all it's energy in it. We have now an onslaught or magnum cartridges driving bullet's really fast and about the only bullet's I would depend on in one of them is a monolithic type bullet. But I don't shoot magnums anymore. They sure do kill things but not any better than the standard cartridges I use at the range's I;m willing to shoot.

    Of course, what you like in a bullet and what your willing to accept is a personal thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fischer View Post
    If they had been making money on they they would still be making them.
    My understanding is QC rejected "to many" bullets so the simpler XP-3 was developed. Win never made them available to handloaders. Now they sell a tipped ACB with lubilox coating in their loaded ammo and CT sells a dated ballistic tip to handloaders. I would think that there is money to be made by Win somewhere but don't count on the corporate bean counters to have that kind of imagination. GJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB101 View Post
    I can't disagree Redman, both my dad and I have used NAB's for years in .277, .308 and .338 and have yet to have one fail. They are top-shelf balistically. I guess there may be more accurate bullets, and there may be tougher bullets, but I haven't found one that's better at both. It's hard to mess with what works...
    Well, I have used Hornady spire points/inter locks for years and have never had one fail! What's that prove? You placed your shot's well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fischer View Post
    We have now an onslaught or magnum cartridges driving bullet's really fast and about the only bullet's I would depend on in one of them is a monolithic type bullet.
    Accubonds, Partitions, and some of the Ballistic Tips can all be shot out of magnums just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandejuan View Post
    My understanding is QC rejected "to many" bullets so the simpler XP-3 was developed. Win never made them available to handloaders. Now they sell a tipped ACB with lubilox coating in their loaded ammo and CT sells a dated ballistic tip to handloaders. I would think that there is money to be made by Win somewhere but don't count on the corporate bean counters to have that kind of imagination. GJ
    They never made factory 270 WBY mag????
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    Thin out their numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by belly-deep View Post
    Accubonds, Partitions, and some of the Ballistic Tips can all be shot out of magnums just fine.
    Second this. mtmuley

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    Quote Originally Posted by belly-deep View Post
    They never made factory 270 WBY mag????
    The thread is about favorite bullets, not loaded cartridges. I hand load the Failsafes in the Weatherby and my daughter's .270 Win. GJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandejuan View Post
    The thread is about favorite bullets, not loaded cartridges. I hand load the Failsafes in the Weatherby and my daughter's .270 Win. GJ
    Now you've got me confused. You said they never offered "them" to handloaders. Were you talking about Failsafes?
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    I have 10 boxes of .277, 140 gr Failsafes.which were sold for hand loading. The XP-3 bullet was only sold in factory loads. Win sells a plastic tipped Accubond in factory loads now. Combined Technology sells lubilox coated ballistic tip bullets that is available to handloaders. Sorry for the confusion. The Failsafe was a hollow point made of lubilox coated gilding metal that opened into a 4 point flower that looks like most monometal bullets. It had an enclosed lead core inside of separate aluminum and steel caps enclosed by the gilding metal of the bullet base with an aluminum base cap to prevent loss of the lead core, a very complicated design. GJ
    Last edited by grandejuan; 09-14-2017 at 01:29 AM.

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    I don't really have a favorite bullet at this point, I've had good experiences with lots of them. However, when I head to Wyoming in a couple of weeks for elk and antelope, I'll be using 160 gr accubonds from my 7mm-08. Not too zippy, but very accurate and I imagine they'll do the job if they hit anything.

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    I was raised hunting with 165 grn hornady btsp's out of my old 30-06. I never knew anything else. I tagged 8 elk and over 10 deer with them. They never let me down, not once. But a few years back i decided to try out the 165 SST's WOW, I've killed two bulls and a buck with the sst's and they are devastating to anything they connect with. Im sold on them for life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougfirtree View Post
    I don't really have a favorite bullet at this point, I've had good experiences with lots of them. However, when I head to Wyoming in a couple of weeks for elk and antelope, I'll be using 160 gr accubonds from my 7mm-08. Not too zippy, but very accurate and I imagine they'll do the job if they hit anything.
    Just out of curiosity, not a criticism, why 160gr? Conventional wisdom seems to suggest 140gr are a 7mm08 sweet spot?
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