Originally Posted by Edd
That some pretty tricky shooting.
Yeah, me and my buddy (who happens to also be my processor
), went digging around in the ribs and it never even broke a rib. Went straight in 1 side between 2 ribs, jellyed up the heart & lungs, and exited about 6" further back (she was standing at about a 35* angle from broadside), and went right between two other ribs on the far side. Never busted a rib. My buddy was shocked at how sloshy the insides were for how small the bullet was, and how it had virtually 0 meat damage. He said he'd never seen anything like it. It looked like a grenade went off in its heart & both lungs.
He cleans and processes about 1,000 deer a year, and has for the last 15-20 years, and he'll tell you he's still never seen anything like that before.
We all get lucky every now and then.
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith
Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.