Re: hunting pics
Troutslayer, on the first deer what was the tissue damage like inside? If that bullet did not expand would that deer have dropped, or ran? On the second, no, finding the bullet had seperated from the core is not a bad thing in this case. What do you think happened to the lead core? Short range, high velocity, non bonded bullets tend to do that. It being a 300win will not cause the bullet to go through so fast it doesnt have time to expand. Which I believe your alluding to. Just the oppisite. The higher the velocity, the faster and more dramatic expansion will be. I have shot deer with bullets that didnt expand, with the autopsy pictures to prove it, and it would be HIGHLY unlikely that the deer would "die instantly". I believe if you shot a few more deer you would find similer results, little exit holes, lots of tissue damage, with deer dieing instantly.
Barnes bullets are good at what they do, however I do not believe they are the right choice for longer ranges. Once the velocity drops they will not, (to me), give acceptable terminal performence. If you want to really see a bullet that creates massive tissue damage, load a 178gr Amax at about 2900-3,000fps [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img].