Originally Posted by phorwath
Here's the photos I took while field butchering this bull:
Entry side after trimming away some of the worst blood-gelling right next to the bullet holes.
After further trimming away of blood shot meat.
After trimming away of blood shot meat is complete. Two bullet entrance holes are clearly visible now. The one on the right struck the rib just off the tip of the knife blade.
Entry holes viewed from inside the ribcage.
Any questions - ask.
Very very similar performances w/300 gr Gen I 338 @ 157 yds except that bullet travel was almost exactly parallel to the rib cage. Animal was a decent size cow elk. MV was ~2730.
Bullet never entered the chest cavity.
10" of the major blood vessle under the spine was gone.
If the bullet wouldn't have performed in that manner I would have lost her.
Methinks velocity has a major affect.
Meplates are as built.