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Exit wound and recovered bullet #14201389 10/14/19
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mathman Offline OP
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Yep, my nephew got both Saturday morning.

He was watching a mid size doe about 150 yards out. She was facing him straight on, head moving up and down. He waited a bit and she turned a little and gave him a slight quartering on angle he was comfortable with. He cleanly broke the shot and the bullet hit the neck, penetrated along his imagined line through the vitals, and "exited" not far behind the opposite shoulder. She reared up and fell over backwards and to one side, dead right there.

Even with that nice bleeding hole on the far side of the deer, the hide managed to catch the bullet. It was a 95 grain Federal Fusion, 243 Winchester. The bullet looks ready for a photo advertisement.

I know hides will catch broadly mushroomed bullets, I've cut out a couple of those myself. But it was neat getting a bleeding exit wound (quite unnecessary in this case grin) and the bullet.


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Re: Exit wound and recovered bullet [Re: mathman] #14201391 10/14/19
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Piece of rib maybe?


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Re: Exit wound and recovered bullet [Re: Pharmseller] #14201398 10/14/19
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mathman Offline OP
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Could be, nephew was doing the cutting and I wasn't right there for the autopsy. Another camp member had a scope mounting issue I was helping sort out right then.


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Re: Exit wound and recovered bullet [Re: mathman] #14201405 10/14/19
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Ha! I recovered a miss once.

My brother took a poke at a nice buck with an 1100 wearing a Weaver Qwik Point sight. He was so sure of the shot he could almost taste the backstraps. Buck and his harem took off. We walked to where he'd been standing, right past a finger-sized sapling that the slug had cut off. The oak tree that was behind the buck had a neat plug knocked out of the bark, right down to the wood. I looked down, and there was the Remington Foster slug, nicely mushroomed, laying on the ground.

Funny now, but he was pissed.

I still have that Qwik Point. Gonna mount it someday. Very sharp dot and no batteries required.


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