|The Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS, chambered in .300 WSM, topped with a Leupold VX-3 4.5-14x40. So far, a great mountain hunting set up.|
|300 WSM with 180gr. Nosler Accubonds|
|Cow elk: Walking at 250 yards. 3 shots: one in the paunch, one in the shoulder, and one in the neck; in that order. All pass throughs. Cow went 50 yards downhill.|
|Bull elk: bedded at 80 yards. One shot in the forward part of the shoulder; pass through. Bull went 10 yards.|
|My cousin's bull: Feeding at 171 yards. One shot behind the shoulder, through both lungs; pass through. Bull went 40 yards.|
|NE Whitetail buck: Standing at 150 yards. 3 shots: one miss, one spine and one finishing shot in neck. Dropped in his tracks but required follow up.|
As you can see the 180 grain Accubond performed well at distances as close as 80 yards and as far as 250 yards. When the bullet hit bone there was considerably more damage and larger exit wounds than on the meat only type hits. In any case, the bullet held its path and mass to create a wound channel all the way through. I'm a fan!