Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger
The round hole could be explained by the bullet entering the jug backwards. If there is a long enough base shank on the bullet. It is very common for bullets to turn over and continue penetrating backwards. As I remember from the pic it did not have a long shank left on it tho. Was the rifle sighted in with that ammo? Or with ammo that was of a known or spec velocity. ??
We shot again tonight, he had 3 left in his mag from that box. Of course we forgot the chrony, but I'm almost positive that they were NOT shooting at max velocity. He has a Leupold VX-2 with the the crosshair then two dots under it (not sure what reticle that is) and he had the hold the bottom dot! I checked it and it was nearly 20" holdover! That's waaaay too much for a .270 WSM sighted in at 200!
The first shot was low and by the third shot he was on and using the bottom dot on the scope. Switched ammo to the different lot number box, and using the same POA he was a foot plus high. Got dialed in and of course blew the jug up like its suppose to.
I believe he has 2 more from that first box, if he finds them then we will chrony those.
It also makes sense if they weren't quite full power because he's always had trouble with his gun (Benelli R1) ejecting them...