Here's what a 277, 130gr Sierra @ 3200 MV did to a Moose's heart @ 65 yds. Complete penetration and right where I wanted it. However, it didn't phase him one iota. He just walked off about 40 yds. I was so dumbfounded I didn't shoot again.
Then after standing, headed away from me, for quite awhile he toppled and rolled back to the point of the first shot. Then, I'll be damn'd if he didn't get up again.
Next shot went through both shoulder blades. Again complete penetration. However, I guess he was dead with the first shot, but neither he nor I knew it.
He wasn't a large fella either. Antlers like Bullwinkle. The 4 quarters hanging in the butcher shop were right at 400#s.
Of course this was back in 1970 and I didn't know much. Still don't, but I do have a 270 AM on the assembly line. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Would expect much more from the AM.......AND a HEAVIER bullet of the WC variety. Might want to break some bones to keep it from expiring at the bottom of a draw or thicket. Would save a lot of work....