Originally Posted by Catahoula
I lost a 4 point mulie on a Friday and on the next day I lost the biggest buck I have ever shot at. I was shooting a 270 with the 140 Bergers on both days. Kirk
My apologies for not getting back to this thread sooner. I am very interested in your report as we are working to understand why such things happen. One of our biggest challenges is that they happen so rarely that we have little information to work with.
I'm eager to pursue your situation further either here on this thread or directly. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. What I'd like to know is the lot number of the 270 cal 140 gr bullets you used. Also, if you can provide the load you used as well.
Regarding the cow elk shot with the 30 cal 190 gr, it seems from your report that the bullet performed as expected. Cow elks are large bodied and your shot was at an angle. Our bullets penetrate and then fragment inside the internal area.
Depending on body size, angle of the shot (how much length will the bullet travel before reaching the other side) and impact velocity it is normal for our bullets to dump all of its energy inside the animal resulting in no exit hole. The result is a far more devastating
primary and secondary wound channel which is typically quickly lethal. Some animals are tougher than others but this is usually enough to keep the animal from going anywhere.
I am very interested in learning more about the 270 cal 140 gr bullets you were using. Let me know as much as you can as we are continuously working on terminal performance testing to get our bullets as close to 100% performance as is possible to achieve.