Originally Posted by Shootin4fun
Checked out the video...Okay, wow, now I'm convinced that at least starting with a 75gr Vmax on up is enough. I'm a little surprised the Vmax gave you enough penetration especially at 400 yrds. I was really concerned the 85gr HPBT SGK wouldn't have enough weight to smack a big one.
Where did you hit the first deer in the video? That one went down like a stone!
I've used the 85 Game Kings as well, and they are an excellent bullet on big deer.
I'm not saying the 75 Vmax is the right bullet for this task, but it proved itself a 1/2 MOA load at this range so I used it. It was going WELL BELOW book speeds too.
The following year, I had an equally accurate load worked up for 105 Amax.
The buck was hit just forward of the facing shoulder, went in through the throat area and turned the back side lung to jello. Slid between two ribs and found it inside the opposite shoulder.
The doe was hit right in the sternum area and did the same thing, turned the far side lung to jello..but since it was more of a facing shot...it penetrated lots farther before it met the rib cage. The jacket was stuck between two ribs, clear back where the diaphragm attaches inside the chest cavity.