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Old 12-06-2013, 10:30 PM
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Re: 180 Berger VLD expansion mystery

I'm skinning the deer tomorrow. Had plans of doing that today, but had two guys bring me deer for shoulder mounts that I had to cape before coming to work. Between hunting, working, and taxidermy I am running short on time.
I'm curious to see what I find after Brozs comment. Maybe only part of the bullet exited. I'm more anxious to see your guys comments after you watch video. My 5 year old killing his first buck with a Ultra mag. LOL. But before the negative comments, I had my reason for switching out the 22-250. Also, I took care of the recoil with a treestand strap wrapped around a bull bag and the butt of the stock. Worked to perfection. Recoil was nearly non-existant. My boy is hunting crazy. If he aint chasing black birds with his red rider(which amazes me that he actually kills some birds with that thing)he's wanting me to go coyote or bear hunting with his airedale pup. He's something else!
As far as when I gutted the deer. I gotta be honest-I didnt actually pay that much attention to the insides. I think I was as excited to get home and show momma as he was. The video was a big hit at Thanksgiving dinner later that day. Cant wait to get it edited and on here for yas.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:03 PM
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Re: 180 Berger VLD expansion mystery

Looks like Broz and I were posting at about the same time.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:27 PM
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Re: 180 Berger VLD expansion mystery

Got deer processed today. As stated earlier, both shoulders broken. With a small exit hole. The internal damage is very good. I'm not sure how a wound channel like that had such a small exit hole. Anyway, video downloading to youtube as I write this. Its saying 200 minutes left for download to be complete.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:51 PM
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Re: 180 Berger VLD expansion mystery

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Originally Posted by Broz View Post
oldmossy, don't sweat it. You are whacking and stacking game and they are all dead and you haven't tracked one yet. I don't care what bullet you use, if you hunt enough you will have a shot that does not do what you expect. That is just how it is. It will be interesting to see what you find as you skin the deer. Is it possible since the deer was dead on impact that the bullet did enter and expand and only a small part of it exited? Just a thought.

Jeff
I tend to agree with this opinion and a couple more similar to it in this thread. I guess nothing is 100%. I guess we just do the best we can with what we got. Seems to be more an anomaly than a trend.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:52 AM
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Re: 180 Berger VLD expansion mystery

took a few tries, but got video on here. started a new thread
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:32 AM
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Re: 180 Berger VLD expansion mystery

oldmossy: In my family it is bad parenting to have children, boys or girls, not tossing slugs downrange by age five. Bought a Chipmunk thirty years ago just for that.

I have found that when kids grow up in a house full of guns and they can safely handle every one of them there is never a problem. Even the school system can't indoctrinate them with "all guns are bad". I bullet proof my kids not kid proof my guns. Sixteen year olds are better on a computer than you, does anybody really think a gun safe is going to keep them away from the guns? When the kids know they can go shooting with ol' dad any and every time they ask it kinda removes the "Forbidden Fruit" syndrome.

Your post shows an excellent shot. Know how I can tell? There's a dead deer in it!!! LOL!

My gun safe is to keep out idiots and thieves.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:34 AM
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Re: 180 Berger VLD expansion mystery

After watching the video, I stand by my earlier post.
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