I've got a box of 200 gr Accubond sitting on the shelf.
They are a bit long for the short cases I like to shoot. So I'm going to load them up for the '06.
On paper, I'm getting better numbers with the 180's but, I'm thinking they should be very effective as an Elk / Black bear load in the heavy timber we have in Wa. as they are up in the energy levels of the of the 338-06 with 225 gr Partitions.
The 30 cal 200 gr Accubond has a BC of .588 and a SD of .301
The 33 cal 225 gr Partition has a BC of .454 and a SD of .281
They both start out at 2600 fps. Which gives the 338-06 a 350 fpe advantage at the muzzle and 125 fpe at 200 yds.
The trajectory out to 200 yds is within 1/2". At 300 yds the 30-06 has a 1" advantage.
The paper stats are so close that I'm thinking the 200 gr Accubond in 30-06 is every bit as capable as the 225 gr Partition in 338-06.
Has anyone else tried this combo? What were your findings?