I've done some tests with Accu-bonds this summer and wasn't overly impressed with them. Scirocco, I found, have better weight retention. Swift A-Frame, oddly enough, has probably the best weight retention among most hunting bullets.
I shoot a Browning ABolt II composite stainless stalker topped with a Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5 x 10 x 40 mm on Weaver see - through mounts with Williams open sights chambered in 7mm Rem. Mag. Scope zeroed at 350 yrds and sights at 100 yrds. I only shoot Winchester Supreme 165 gr. Accubond CT and I'll tell you I get sub MOA results up to 250 yrds. I switched from Winchester Supreme Nosler Ballistic Silvertip 150 gr (which also shoot great) At 394 yards, on my particular rifle, I still get 1.625" groups, in which I think is capable of dropping any big game. Although I must tell you, it's not just the rifle but the shooter. I shoot my rifle quite regularly and have built confidence in the rifle and quite comfortable with it.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...