Re: First Results from my 300 Ultra
Sounds like the 300 RUM is working for you.
The accuracy at 3150 and the 190 gr is very good also.
Was just running some numbers and this is interesting.
You could have a two fold rifle there. One for deer (190 gr) and one for elk (240 Grs).
At 3150 FPS using the 190 gr it will take you "86"--1/4 Min clicks to reach 1000 yards. You will have a velocity left of 1729 FPS and energy of 1262 FP.
At 3000 FPS using the 240 Gr MK it will take you exactly "86 clicks" to reach 1000 yards and it will arrive at that distance with 1850 FPS remaining and have 1825 FP of energy left.
The 300 gr 338 has given me excellent killing power on elk at extreme range and the exit holes are huge. The 240s work well also. We have only recovered two 300 gr bullets from elk after they had penitrated the whole body (sideways) and lodged on the far side just inside the hide and they were mushroomed perfectly with very little lead core lost. The MK will hold together very nicely and also expand on contact. They won't blow up which I don't want them to do, especially on an elk. We can't always place the shot "exactly" where we want it to go. It will be close but sometimes not EXACT. Every LR hunter, one time or another, has experianced this.
Berger and JLK (J40 jackets) will/can blow up and this could be a bad situation if a solid bone shot is made especially on elk.
Heard of a LR hunter one time that used a high expanding, blow up on contact (thin jacket) bullet, and hit an elk in the shoulder. To my knowledge, that elk is still running. He used the same bullet he used for PA deer. It was a Hornady 162 Gr HPBT in his 7/300 Weatherby. He switched to Sierra MKs at that point and has killed many elk since.
Glad the H1000 is working with the 190 Bullets.
Good luck to you.
[ 05-11-2003: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]