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Hey guys. Thought you might want to see some bullets recovered from my bull.... These are .35 caliber, 225 grain Sierra gamekings. The one on the top went in just in front of the shoulder and stopped in the far shoulder and the one on the bottom went through the ribs and stopped under the skin on the far side. [Linked Image][Linked Image]

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Had to edit for picture problems....


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What cartridge?
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Originally Posted by smallfry
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358 WSM...


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Nice grab. Those suckers are mean on fur. One of the sleeper .358 bullets for straight up killing.


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Congrats on your success!

Recovered bullets……what was the distance to the bull? memtb


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Originally Posted by memtb
Congrats on your success!

Recovered bullets……what was the distance to the bull? memtb

He was bedded at 260 yards. 1st shot while bedded, 2nd shot while he was getting up (almost a miss and no recovered bullet). 3rd shot while standing quartering to me. He fell back in his bed after the 3rd shot.


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Originally Posted by memtb
Congrats on your success!

Recovered bullets……what was the distance to the bull? memtb

He was bedded at 260 yards. 1st shot while bedded was through the ribs, 2nd shot while he was getting up (almost a miss and no recovered bullet). 3rd shot while standing quartering to me. Shot in front of the near shoulder and the bullet stopped in the far shoulder. He fell back in his bed after the 3rd shot.


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I recovered three from a bull this fall. Nosler 160 Accubonds from a 7mm Magnum. Range was about 75-80 yards in the timber. First shot behind the on side shoulder and smashed the off side shoulder. Found in the bone, meat mess on the other side. Next two went through the lungs and we’re under the offside hide. Blood spot in one of the pics below was an entrance. All three bullets entered in about a 6” triangle. Bull hunkered at first shot and I pumped two more in him fast. He ran about 75 years and crashed. Got up and ran about 75 more and crashed again. I did put another in him while he was running. Never found that one. I’m assuming it’s in the gut pile. He was quartering hard and the entrance was back. Lungs were trashed, but I was really surprised none of the bullets exited.
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Nice bull buddy! Can’t beat that with a stick. The 160 AB has been good to us as well from a few 7 Mags.


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Nice job..


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Good bull.


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Over the years I haven't put a lot of effort in recovering bullets from the animals that I shot, but I have kept a few dozen that were easy to find. My bullets usually went completely through the deer size animals, and most of the bullets that I recovered from elk size animals were just under the hide on the far side of the animal.

In over 50 years of hunting, I have used a variety of guns, cartridges, and bullets. When I did my part and put the bullets in the right spot, they all worked.

On one South African hunt I shot a 7 mm Rem mag with 160 grain Accubond handloads. My PH, who was also a handloader and shot a 7 mm RM, was continually impressed with the large internal wound channel that those bullets made. I don't recall recovering any of those bullets.

I no longer remember what animals were killed with most of the bullets in my recovered bullet box, but here are some that I do:
From a couple of black bears that I shot.
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180 gr Nosler Partitions shot from my .30 Gibbs and found just under the hide on the opposite side of some elk and moose that I shot,
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A 168 gr TTSX from my .300 Weatherby on a 5x5 bull elk,
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And some other Barnes TSX and TTSX bullets from mostly African animals that I shot,
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Awesome recoveries Buffy! That's very darned cool.


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Nice pics, Buff! Unfortunately, my collection of 168 gr TTSX is non existent since I’ve never found one from several elk and mule deer. There’s usually a gozinta and a gozoutta with a dead critter in between.


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That sucker looks like it did the work Alamosa!

Which one is that?


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Originally Posted by beretzs
That sucker looks like it did the work Alamosa!

Which one is that?

From a cow my brother shot above treeline.

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Originally Posted by Alamosa
Originally Posted by beretzs
That sucker looks like it did the work Alamosa!

Which one is that?

From a cow my brother shot above treeline.

Which bullet?


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