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230 Bergers and 300 RUM

 
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:48 AM
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Re: 230 Bergers and 300 RUM

Congrats to both and thanks for the detailed report. Very good report on two elk just under 300 yards. Looks like the bullets both did exactly what I would like to see them do. With all the penetration one could ask for and exit holes typical of what we have gotten with the 230's from 180 yards to over 800.

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Re: 230 Bergers and 300 RUM

Congrats and thanks for the report! Looks like great performance.
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Re: 230 Bergers and 300 RUM

Thanks guys. I put together that 300 RUM load last year but ended up using my lightweight 338 RCM in the woods. Finally got to use it and was very impressed.

I just finished cutting up and freezing the second leg this morning. Total pure meat weight is just shy of 80 lbs from both rear legs. Tomorrow I'll do the loin and tenderloins. Am interested in exactly where the bullet went through the shoulders. I'll share some pics when I get to them.

There is an interesting dynamic with the elk that survived the Wallow Fire 2 1/2 years ago. They planted wheat and barley to control erosion. The plants either survived or reseeded something they were not supposed to do. The elk just love eating the grains. The animals have far more fat on them that I have ever seen in the last 25 yrs of hunting them and the meat is superb .
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hmmm... maybe I should backpack some grain to a few select burn areas with good long range views
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Re: 230 Bergers and 300 RUM

It was a double shoulder shot the only part of the animal that showed between the trees.

Butchered the shoulders today and took these pics. Too much bloody tissues to show offside shoulder with meat. Did manage to get most of the shoulder meat after removing the blood filled membranes between the layers.

Here is the shoulder with entrance wound with some meat



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