Re: 240 SMK, H50BMG powder, 300RUM...anyone?
By not recovering a bullet do you mean that they were pass throughs or that they blew up inside? Just curious. I've only shot two elk with them--a cow at 450 and a spike bull at about 60yds. On the cow first shot was through the engine room and it exited taking out a section of rib with it on the way out. She was still moving upright and walking, though stumbling, a couple of seconds later so I put another into her hitting at the neck/chest juction. She moved maybe 5-7 yards from first hit. It exited as well and she went down immediately at that point. The little bull took one pretty much straight on in the chest--he made it about 10 yds and that was it. Bullet did not exit and his chest cavity organs were pretty much jellied. Did not recover bullet, but wasn't looking for it as darkness was coming on and was by myself and wanted to the get the 'job' done quickly.
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Last edited by jmden; 09-13-2009 at 04:34 PM..