Originally Posted by Nomosendero
Wow, it sure is extreme for a 150 at 2,950. I mean, it has good weight for caliber & not an extreme velocity. I do know that a friend hunting with us in WY earlier this week shot a Antelope Buck in the near shoulder & it was extreme, but it did penetrate, this was a 270WSM & 130BST.
In the case of the 270WSM, he shot a nice Buck Antelope up close & in the near shoulder, so being a little messy was predictable, I don't know why he did that. But it was nothing like this pic & even though he hit the shoulder first, it still exited on this much bigger animal.
As I said before, it sure looks extreme from what I have seen. Years ago, I shot 25 or so Whitetails with the 180grain 30 cal. BT out of a 30-06AI. This should be a very similar situation as the SD of the 150 7mm & 180 30cal. are very close. Also, I was shooting them at a cronied speed of over 2,900fps.
So, those two factors are virtually the same but a BIG difference was the BT at that time was much softer than the BT of today. Were you shooting new factory ammo or ammo that someone had for many years, it would make a difference. But even so, I never, not once did I experience such an entrance hole. Oh, I had some big, nasty wounds, but the bullet ALWAYS made it to the vitals for a quick kill. And these were all much bigger than the fawn Antelope in the pic. Keep in mind that some were shot VERY close from treestands. Now the bullets are harder than in those days & it makes it even harder to understand what happened here.
Someone mentioned a faulty bullet & it would sure have to be.
Wierd stuff happens in the field sometimes & this is a wierd wound in alot of ways. Normally in a entrance wound, hair goes into the wound, especially if it is a big entrance, hair should be everywhere. I notice that the wound is below the white line, but yet I see no white hair in the wound, strange. Blood was blown over to the opposite rear leg, so the mist went out & around, another wierd deal. Was there a bulge or anything on the other side of the animal? I guess this wound acted like an exit because there was no exit.