Yep, 60% gave up the meds here in the home. And of any given weight bullet (the solid part of the partition) will NEVER penetrate like a 100% of a non-partition bullet.
Friend shot a big Canadian Black bear at 80 yards three times with a 180 partition from his 300 weatherby. He was furious as the bear didn't fall down and he lost the hide to bugs by the recovery time. He couldn't believe that the partitions had not penetrated. But the bullet did exactly what it was meant to do. I got him to the Nosler site and he then understood. the partition wasn't bad, just his bad choice of the wrong bullet for the job.
No bad choices here. I've used Accubonds and partitions on deer with instant stops. I'm loading 180 gr partitions (.30-06) for an upcoming bear hunt in Canada, but I'm sure 180 gr Accubonds would do just as well.
I voted for the Accubonds because I use them more often. Havving said that they are designed to perform like a Partition. What I like about them is they are more aerodynamic. Either one will definately outperform a corlokt!
All premium bullets can be used with no excuses. Of the 2 choices given I'd go with the Accubond. I find they shoot as good as ballistic tips, better than the partitions, but nothing wrong with partition accuracy on big game. You can work up loads with the AB and have fun with ballistic tips if cost is a concern. BC is a tad better with the AB. Taken 2 bear with partitions and 1 with accubond, no difference, no deer with either. They both make big enough holes with enough penetration to use both with confidence.
Just bought a new A bolt in 300 wsm I tried both 165 gr Accubons and 180 gr partitions. It is strange to me, but the partitions are extremely accurate. I didnt try 180 gr Accubons, but I am assuming that the gun likes 180 gr.