Re: Need some Bullet Advice for Elk
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Does anybody really think that two-hundred and twenty grains of lead and copper shot into any non-dangerous herbivore wont kill it?
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In a perfect circumstance, yes. But that statement alone is like a foundation built on sand. Here's a similar argument: Are we to believe that a 1 ounce shotgun slug will not put any deer down if shot within, say 125 yards? You'd think with that much lead, a big IOWA buck would go down 100% of the time. I lived and hunted there for 5 seasons. 4/5 years I killed a buck (wih my bow) that had a shotgun slug embedded in the shoulder, neck, rump. A friend of mine shot a nice buck with his 44 Rem mag pistol at 11 steps. He found 2 shotgun lead slugs in it. It had 2 abcessess from old infections.
In one sense, I am comparing shotgun slugs to MK bullets, short range to long range, but the concept is the same. Do they kill based on weight? ( which you brought up).
MK for long range, yes. However, there are always the closer shots than expected. I still live in the midwest and only a shotgun is permitted for deer unless you use a ML. I wouldn't dream of hunting a deer with a shotgun.
I have personally had 100% success with Mk on deer, even as close as 35 yards. But the argument that I read isn't really whether or not the MK will kill, but instead, how fast will it anchor the animal and what is the track record for any given distance.
Starting to sound like AR? Why? Advice was requested regarding bullets and elk and members are responding....nothing wrong with posting opinions based on experience. Obviously this holds true for us shooters that do indeed use MK for game.
Of the three bullets, TSX, AB, and MK, which do you believe has the highest probability of "failure" at any given distance? Failure, meaning, not anchoring the game within a few yards from where hit, since we've already established that all 3 will kill.