Today I took a friends uncle out for a cow elk. Found a small herd grazing and put a little sneak on them to the top of a ridge for a down hill shot ay 780 yards. The trigger broke and shortly after the cow folded up and went straight down. Kicked a few times and was done.
300 win / 215 Berger Hybrid
impact velocity= 2213 fps.
energy= 2338 lbs.
Bullet exited with a nice 1 1/4" exit hole
Placement was less than perfect but even back a little, fragments made it to the heart and lungs.
The cow as we found her with exit hole.
Heart and lung damage
Pic from the cow back to the shooting position (red arrow)
The happy picture of her loaded up after a 2 hr. drag.
This is big game animal number 18 for the season for this rifle and the 215 Berger Hybrids. The majority of the animals have went straight down. The ones that didn't have not made it more than a few steps. The thing that amazes me is the fact that these bullet have seemed to cover our butt on a few shots with not perfect placements. This is why I prefer a bullet that fragments. They have my back. But when you get one that works like this one did where it fragments and severely damages vitals while still passing through with a large exit hole you have it all. And that is what the 215 Hybrids are doing for me on the long pokes. How can I not like this bullet for hunting?