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Hey POP !
Did that antelope die ? With exploded lungs I would expect it to [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] and quite soon actually . As far as friends experiences vs my own I see a problem there as it is not first hand ( i.e. you didn't see the sight pic when the rifle fired and so on)
At this point I have not had a single failure with the 190 smk I shoot out of my 300 winnie , however , if I do I will report it to all here .
The other day a " friend " arrowed a black bear and he showerd pix of to everyone and the pix had written on it 650 lbs. Yes , the bear was huge in the pix and I was also told that the skull measured 19 1/4 ". Although I have killed bears , none were this large or even worth measuring so I thought nothing of it until..........I told Richard Graves of Wildcat bullets about it and mentionned the wt. / skull measurement . Well , you see , Richard is well versed in Black bears ( calls them up and shoots them at absurdly close range [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]), and he replied that was certainly a big bear and he would havwe thought that the skull would have been much larger for its weight . That set me to thinking and I followed up on the "big bear " kill only to find out that it was never weighed [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img], just " guesstimated ".Sheesh [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
Point is , well hey , you see what the point is.Hard evidence is vital to give the best info to all here and not take awrong turn.
Just a few thoughts , Holy ,happy Christmas and a wonderful new year to all, Jim Brown
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Fellas we are beating a dead horsie. All I am saying is there are better bullets suited for the task of hunting big game. That is all.