Interlock test update: Tikka T3x Superlight, 270 win, 150 Hornady Interlock at 2800 fps. 3-10 SHV MOAR
After 5 relatively slow days in the Idaho backcountry I finally found a buck bedded at 485 yards. My plan was to wait until he stood, but patience isn't my strong suit.
He was quartered toward me with most of his front half exposed and I felt confident I could slip a bullet behind the shoulder. Shot felt good and I could see him obviously hit well. The bullet landed tight behind the shoulder but with the angle and the low profile being bedded it exited his spine.
As he was sliding down extremely steep hillside and trying to regain his feet I sent another one that landed mid body angled back.
The first bullet exited and was never to be seen... The second bullet was found just under the hide. The jacket had separated but the core was in the exact same location. Total weight of both pieces was 123 grains or 82% weight retention.