Re: First "shot" at Long-Range-Hunting!
The 142gr SMK is the only one I have heard that doesn't create massive wounds. However it looks lik the exit hole is somwhere around an inch and a half, which while not great(for matchkings) isn't bad either. The reason that the deer acted like it did is because he only hit one lung(I think) and liver. Deer act completly different when shot past 300yds or so, in that there not scared at all, which in turn means a bit longer death since its not running, ie. not pumping blood like crazy, for its life, it takes longer to bleed out. Similer to an arrow hit deer shot the sam way.
Just this afternoon I shot one at 770yds (on camera) that when hit just calmly walked of, and finaly died after going about 50yds. She was hit sharp qourtering toward me, liquified both lungs, with severe hydrostatic shock to the liver, exited center of right side chest, leavin a 4.5in exit wound, yet she lived, and ate, for a couple of minutes. This one was shot with a 220gr MK out of a 300tomahawk. [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]