Re: Edge over kill for KS white tail
Do not mean this in any disrespectful way but let me see if I understand what happened.
You shot at a deer at 450 yards. Hit to far back, clipped the back of one lung, liver and guts, no solid bone hit, deer ran 1/4 mile and your unhappy with the bullet????
What do you think would have happened if you had aimed solidly on the point of the shoulder as you should have with that shot presentation, the bullet impacted on the shoulder and penetrated through both lungs and exited?????
Again, not trying to start anything but how can a poor impact not be blamed for the deer running 1/4 over what you claim as poor bullet performance.
I assure you, even a solid 338 bullet punched through both lungs will put any animal on the ground quickly. On the other side of the coin, you can hit even the smallest animal in the guts and leave one lung completely in tact and it will travel a long way.
From what I read, poor shot placement is all that I see was the problem. You hit nothing but EXTREMELY soft tissue. Should the bullet have expanded more, probably but you are shooting them at very low velocity and impact velocity at 450 yards would be even lower.
Point being, take the shoulder out and you would not have had any reason to make this post.
I have taken several dozen big game animals with match bullets, from 50 yards to 1350 yards, I have yet to have one get away, I have had a few that needed to be finished off and all of those were my fault for poor shot placement, not the fault of the bullet.
Hope I did not offend but I think you would have been much more impressed if you actually put that bullet squarely through the vitals instead of just nicking the back edge of the vitals.
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