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Bullet fail...Accubond CT

 
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:42 PM
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Re: Bullet fail...Accubond CT

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Okay, but still the second bullet was found on top of the dirt right beneath the jug, it didn't even go into the dirt an inch...

And secondly, if the first bullet hit the ground first there would've been a skid mark (there wasn't) and the bullet would most likely have dirt on it and it was completely clean...

Plus, that still doesn't explain the two deer that were shot with them and didn't exit...

I'll get video this week.
Adam, think about this logically for a second. Do you really think that a bullet traveling at the velocity necessary to reach a 300 yard target and hit that near your aiming point would only penetrate 1" into dirt and still mushroom clear to the base of the jacket?
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:00 PM
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Adam, think about this logically for a second. Do you really think that a bullet traveling at the velocity necessary to reach a 300 yard target and hit that near your aiming point would only penetrate 1" into dirt and still mushroom clear to the base of the jacket?
No I don't think its possible, that's why I posted it here. It makes zero sense, but 3 of us saw it happen and were flabbergasted.

Yet still, they didn't make it thru two deer either...

Plus, if it bounced into the jug it wouldn't have made a perfect hole dead center I wouldn't think...

Remember there were two bullets, one was found inside the jug, the other was found on top of the dirt in front of the jug...
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:07 PM
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Re: Bullet fail...Accubond CT

Were there bullet material in the jug or just a clean bullet? From my point of view the hits on the deer are much more troubling than water jugs, I've shot the 140 Accubond through a good number of deer and elk and NEVER caught one except in the dirt behind them. Maybe try shooting jugs suspended in the air.
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Were there bullet material in the jug or just a clean bullet? From my point of view the hits on the deer are much more troubling than water jugs, I've shot the 140 Accubond through a good number of deer and elk and NEVER caught one except in the dirt behind them. Maybe try shooting jugs suspended in the air.
Just a clean bullet, one hole in and nothing out...

The 2nd bullet was literally on top of the ground, didn't even dig a tiny bit for it.

I'm now thinking maybe the velocity is off...I don't know but I'm busting out the chrony this week to make sure.
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Re: Bullet fail...Accubond CT

If that bullet opened in one jug there should be frag in the bottom of the jug that equals the missing weight of the bullet.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:24 PM
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If that bullet opened in one jug there should be frag in the bottom of the jug that equals the missing weight of the bullet.
That's true, I don't remember any...I'll ask the other guys if they remember.

If it did bounce, that means it was mushrooming before it hit the jug so should've made a bigger hole, not a perfect .270 hole...?
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Re: Bullet fail...Accubond CT

If you found no other bullet fragments in the gallon jug, then elkaholic is correct. As unlikely as it seems, one bullet bounced into the gallon jug and the second landed beneath it.

Just like the bullet bounced into the wolf - on the second skip at that.

Don't place your video camera too close to the jug. You might hit it with a bouncing bullet. Or if the bullet hits the milk jug in the air, the video camera will get a shower.
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