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On Nov 11, at first light. Creeping slowly thru dense forest. Elk was moving thru, passing at a sharp angle to my right . Range about 30 to 35 yds. Savage model 16 , 260 Rem. pushing Badlands Precision 125gr mono at 3039fps. Bullet entered a few inches back behind the left shoulder. It angled across slicing thru the back side of the heart. It passed thru & came to rest just under the hide of the right shoulder. Elk went right down & slid a bit in the snow. Recovered bullet weighted 105grs.[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

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Congrats on the cow!


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Good deal,freezer filler

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Good job on filling the tag and the freezer.

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Cow "up close". I thought the op was going to say 5 or 10 yards. I've had them that close. Especially when its raining hard and they look like they don't want to be in that crap as much as I don't...


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Bullet entered a few inches back behind the left shoulder. It angled across slicing thru the back side of the heart. It passed thru & came to rest just under the hide of the right shoulder.

Congrats!
I don't know how many times I've found a bullet under the hide on the far side. That stretchy hide has an amazing ability to stop a bullet, regardless of bullet type. Of course the damage is done once it leaves the body and it often allows you to see your bullet and how it performed.


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Congrats on the cow. 30 to 35 yds in dense forest. Sounds like a pretty exciting hunt. Good job.

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didn't appear to expand much for being that close.

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Congrats on some good eating and meat for the freezer.


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Awesomeness!!!


I think it expanded as it should.

But the expanded petals were shed.

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Originally Posted by huntsman22
didn't appear to expand much for being that close.
Looks to me like the bullet performed as advertised.


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Originally Posted by huntsman22
didn't appear to expand much for being that close.

If you compare the new bullet to the recovered bullet you will notice a fair amount of the nose has broken off from striking bone going in & thru the far shoulder. What expansion is left on the bullet is about 32 cal now. My experience from using Barnes mono's on elk is that the Barnes has a shorter , tougher nose section.

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Good eating no doubt. Piss poor bullet expansion tho.


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Originally Posted by Fullfan
Good eating no doubt. Piss poor bullet expansion tho.
Look at the bullet length compared to a new one. It's missing 1/3 of it's length. The petals broke off on the way though. It expanded a LOT.


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Silly Rock Chuck……


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Originally Posted by huntsman22
didn't appear to expand much for being that close.


My thoughts too, especially leaving at 3000 fps+

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In my neck of the woods, we all shoot rapid expanding bullets. If you don't put an elk down, then the next-door neighbor that's only 50 yards away will blast it down if it is still standing. Happened many times and it sucks to have to get into a confrontation with another shooter.

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