The 225 grain accubond left my barrel at around 3300 fps and as James Jones pointed out, it hit a rock just low of the goat and skipped into it. We learned this later after viewing the video and caping out and tanning the hide.
The hunter shot low by about 5" and I don't know if it was jitters or the fact that he had to shoot offhand in a 25 mph wind but the big gun still got the job done.
I thought I named the thread appropriately so the squimish wouldn't be apt to watch it but I guess not. I simply thought it was interesting to watch what a partially disintegrated bullet can do.
While I don't try to blow the living stuffing out of big game animals, I know this goat never felt a thing. He was dead before he landed his backflip!
BTW, Lewis, if you had read the storylink that Eaglet so kindly posted, you would have read that this hunt was an intended long range hunt because of the inability of the elderly hunter to get up the 11,000 foot mountain quickly. But the lay of the land prevented a long range shot and the goats ended up coming right out on top of us. Believe me, I would have much preferred a long range shot on this hunt but sometimes the animals surprise you and don't cooperate. I didn't build this rifle for killing things inside bow range obviously but that is how it turned out on this hunt.
If it's not far, it's boring.
Last edited by goodgrouper; 04-19-2008 at 09:56 PM..