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7mm bullet on elk

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Unread 01-29-2013, 02:33 PM
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Re: 7mm bullet on elk

Originally Posted by lloydsmale View Post
by the way how has that seirra 160 hp game king bullet performed for you on game. Does it hold together. reason i asked is i just bought a couple boxes of that same bullet to try in my 7mag ruger. Have you tried the 140 version?
I hunt to put meat in the freezer. I DO NOT HIT BONE. I can't remember loosing a shoulder. The game kings have done awesome! I routinely hit between ribs and the hpbt explodes making a 4-6" hole most the way through the chest cavity. I can't remember an elk go more than 20 feet. My dad barrowed my rifle and shot his 7x8 bull at 630yrds. The bullets recovered made it 4-6" in and mushroomed. The only time I have had them do that. Penetration was sad.
To answer your question, if I never planned on shooting past 500yrds I would shoot nothing but the game kings because of the success I have had. My dad experiments with different bullets and I have not seen anything that drops elk as quickly as these. I think dad shot a few elk with his .270 and the hpbt game kings, but I don't know anything about the 140gr bullets.

The only elk I have tracked blood trails had bullets pass through. NOT FUN! One my dad shot leaked lots of blood and we tracked him for almost a mile. I traveled across an area dad gave up 200 yards before me and when I quit I was literally on my hands and knees with a 300 yard drop below me. Never did find that one. Last year dad shot a bull 3 times with .270 sst's before the bull went down. 1 in the boiler room, 1 in the flank and trough the rear leg, and 1 broke the front leg. It was moving he said, none the less the sst did not drop the bull.
The 7wsm I bought for last elk season dropped a bull at 200 yrds 1 shot. I was using the 160 Winchester supreme bullets. Some kind of hollow point with a black coating. Bullet performed just as well as the sierra hpbt game kings, yet I don't gut my elk so I never recovered the bullet as much as I wanted to. We just ran out of time for exploratory surgery. That was the first factory ammo I have ever used hunting in my life and it did well.
Hope this helps.
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