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Old 10-27-2006, 07:45 AM
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Bullet recovered form elk



This was a 300g SMK recovered from a elk I shot this year 69.55g of bullet parts were found in the skin. There was a small exit wound and the lead was parsley threw the skin. Shot was 10 yards quartering away 36" of penitration. Rifle 338 Nawakwa 10 Twist Broughton barrel.
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Re: Bullet recovered form elk

TEN YARDS!!!! I imagine the barrel blast probably just fried him up on the spot. Talk about fast food.
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Makes the case for Premium bullet use doesn't it? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Bullet recovered form elk

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3 feet of penetration at 10 yards, I have a hard time believing any premium bullet out there would do better under this extreme test.

Crow Mag,

What the heck, was the elk attacking you and you had to shoot it at 10 yards!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

All kidding aside, any elk at any range is a good elk!!

Thanks for the report on the lowly 300 gr SMK.

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Fair enough Kirby.

Let's just say a premium may not have done better but would look better, and that makes me feel better. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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a premium may not have done better but would look better, and that makes me feel better. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Fresh elk steaks grilled up would make me feel better! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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I have used some of the "premium bullet" with bad results at shots over 600 yards may as well used a FMJ. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

This elk was blown off its feet to say the least [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
I was on my way to a long range ridge when I located the elk and put a stalk on them. Rifle is a 20 pound gun that I have been using for long range hunting for 3 years and it has now killed form 10 yards to 2042 yards with 300g SMKs.
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