Originally Posted by teampete
My question still doesnt have anything to do with shot placement. It has to do with bullet performance. I just wonder why that particular shot in the spine did nothing to the elk. I like berger bullets and want to use them. I just want to use the best possible bullet and am wondering what happened in this situation.
In my opinion you only connected with two bullets. The lower one that produced the spewing blood you told of in your story. And the second higher one that droped the bull by damaging the spine. I also feel it is very lucky for you, and the bull, that you were shooting Bergers. The fragments from those two shots placed to high are what damaged the vitals and expelled the animal. So in my mind you should be praising Bergers.
Please take a minute to review the list in my first post of elk I took or seen taken with Bergers this year. I am in no way affiliated with Berger, I just know how they work.
Also please note I didnt even mention the elk I tracked that was shot by another hunter not using Bergers. My gps tracked me 4.7 miles to where we dispatched the wounded animal. I wish that poorly placed bullet would have been a Berger and sent some fragments into his vitals, for both me and the poor bull that suffered for hours.