210 and 225gr Nosler PartitionInterested to find out what bullet designs you would suggest for an elk hunt. Tops on my list now are Swift Scirocco and Nosler Partition. Your thoughts? Shots should be under 200 yards from a .338 Federal.
Woodleighs and A-frames would be my choice for coastal brown bears in your neck of the woods. The only reason I pick them is because grenades and SAM's aren't legal for hunting! LOL!:09:So far the biggest test of the partition I have witnessed was on the big (1800lbs) moose I shot this past fall. Range was about 90 yards ( I didnt pace it off, just estimated ) Slight quartering to me almost head on. .338wm, 225 partition, 2800fps. The bullet hit him a couple inches below the shoudler joint smashing it, on through the ribs, through the center of the heart and through the body cavity nearly the length of the animal. I did not recover the bullet as I wanted to, because I do not find pleasure in mucking about the contents of the digestive system.
Moose are heavy boned critters and for this kind of penetration after going through the leg bone and ribs as it did I was quite satisfied with its performance. BTW the skin on this moose was 1/2" thick in some places, it was amazing.
I'm sure Phil has seen countless more examples of this bullets performance than I, but so far on NA game it has done predictably well for me. Woodleighs and A-frames are tougher but I dont think NA game requires such a bullet. Barnes X of whichever generation I have only used to make holes in paper and the groups were unsatisfactory.
Here is the Woodleigh solids http://www.woodleighbullets.com.au/FMJ.htmlPhil;
I think I read on one of your posts you use solids on Buffalo. I noticed on the Woodleighs product sheet there were none offered, unless I totally overlooked them. I was wondering what solids you do use.
I think they are too soft. If using Noslers, I'd go with the partitions.Phil;
Also I'm thinking of Accubonds for elk and I see that you consider them soft. Are you saying they are too soft, and if you have had any neg. experience with them, let me know
I think that depends who you ask.Phil;
Thanks, you are an asset here.
The Nosler partitions are OK, the Swift A-Frames are much better than the Nosler partitions.However i always thought that they where about equal with the partition.
Woodleigh sure do offer solids. The abbreviations on the bullet list next to weight are as follows.Phil;
I think I read on one of your posts you use solids on Buffalo. I noticed on the Woodleighs product sheet there were none offered, unless I totally overlooked them.