Re: Bergers on elk
I've killed two elk with the 210vld. Both were around 60 yds. The first one quartering away, shot between the 3rd and 4th ribs. She went about 40 yds and piled up. I found pieces of the bullet in the off side rib cage up by the shoulder and her internals looked like strawberry jam. The second one was shot running through the timber. I hit him straight on the the shoulder and it flattened him instantly but did not kill him. A second shot in the head upon walking up to him finished the deal. After skinning him, I found that none of the bullet made it through the shoulder. Most of it traveled up his neck. I never investigated it any further to figure out what made him drop so quick. Nonetheless, he's in the freezer! Knowing then what I know now, at close range I would stay off the shoulder and just put one through the ribs and let the air out of them. I would say they work fine but like any other bullet, shot placement is the key to success.