I have only tested them on paper so far and have not got my load to where I want it. It would be plenty fine for hunting but I am a bit fussy in the accuracy department. I'll have some out in the field with me this season so I'll let you know.
I have been reloading my 300 RUM with 180 gr. Barnes triple shock and I love the bullet. The problem is that I am having a killer time to get them here in Nova Scotia (they still think core-lokts are the "new kid" on the block). I have used partitions but I don't like the lead tips so that brings me to my question. Does anybody load the 180 gr. accubonds in their 300 RUM or do you think they will withstand the velocity if there happened to be a close shot? There is one supplier that can get the Nosler stuff easily but not the Barnes stuff.
I've shot a LOT of Scirocco bullets in my .300 Win Mag in the 180 gr. and I rate this bullet along with the Accubonds at a 10+!! Top accuracy all the way to 1000....and beyond!!
I love the swift scirocco bullets. I used them in factory loads before I got my dies in to reload the caliber. My problem is that reloading is a dieing past-time up here and components are getting harder and harder to get without buying from the states which takes forever if at all since 9/11.
I did load a batch of accubonds but only shot them on paper. I didn't get the accuracy (about 1MOA)out of them that I thought I would but that was only because I didn't try all the powder combos to see where I needed to be. I am back with the TSX for now because I have a super accurate load (0.5MOA)already tuned in. I am buying in bulk now because the shipping is killing me. ,) I wish there was a shop into reloading in NS that I could use so I could experiment with various loads.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...