Based on gel test footage and some personal testimony from a friend of mine. The Accubond seems to need higher velocity to expand fully, much like the mono-metals. Partitions seem to be more consistent on expansion and still retain good weight.Why?
Nosler's load data for the 30-06 uses a 1:10 barrel for testing the 150 grain bullets. I don't see where you got the 1:12 number, but wherever it is, my guess is it means 1:12, or faster (meaning 1:10 would be fine). I think you're good. My advice: Go with a 165 instead. You won't notice the difference in recoil and drop isn't much worse, but BC is better for longer shots and it would make me more comfortable if critters larger than deer were on the menu. I've never used Partitions, but they're obviously legendary and I can attest that the accubond is one sweet bullet! Good luck!I have a Nosler ammunition specific question, I have seem many threads on twist, but nothing lines up directly to my question. I was all set to switch to a Nosler partitioned or accubond ammo but have put a hold on that because the ballistics page on the site states a twist requirement of 1:12.
I have a Remington 7600 in 30-06 with a 1:10. Id like to sight in with a 150gr. any comments or other round advice?
I have shot or seen quite a few animals shot with Nosler Accubonds, Partitions, and E-tips (my son's rifle). They all have worked very well. I also have tested each of these three types of bullets from Nosler by shooting them into water jugs from 25 yards to 100 - 200 - 300 - 400 - and 500 yards. I haven't caught an E-tip yet at 500 yards and haven't tried for a while. I line up the gallon jugs at these distances and shoot into them to check for expansion, penetration, and weight retention. The Partitions, Accubonds, and E-tips all did very well. You will be very impressed with the Accubond bullet on elk and I would tell you use them with confidence in your 308 on elk.I wish I could find factory Nosler Partition ammo locally to try out in my .308. I can only find it online, and then shipping kills me.
I worry about the Accubond not expanding enough on longer shots and the Ballistic Tip wouldn’t be good for Roosevelt Elk.
I always shot Federal Premium Troohy Bonded when I first started hunting big game, and used Hornady SST the past couple years with good success but I feel that it isn’t quite stout nenough for bull elk.
My personal thoughts are that you cannot go wrong with either the Partitions or Accubonds on elk. If shipping cost is an issue just periodically keep checking different web sites. Eventually you will find someone who will offer free shipping on orders over $???? My hunting partner and myself have been looking for the 265 grain Extended Long Range Accubonds for our 338's for ni8ne months. I just did find some at Mid-South shooters supply, I had to purchase a $7.00 book to get over the amount needed for free shipping but did it. You may have to purchase two or three boxes of ammo instead of one box. Look at it this way you will be stocked up for may elk hunting season to come.I wouldn’t be taking shots past 400 yards. Most would be 200 or less, shooting a .308 in 165 or 180 gr for elk.