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Old 11-21-2009, 11:17 AM
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Blood shooting elk

The past three elk that were shot with the 270Win, 130gr hornady have been blood
shot where hit change to a different box of bullets, these are a 130 interlock hornady
that have used for years, powder 56gr H4831 rem cases and 210 primers and the
same rifle since my teens. Shots were 150 to 300yds...
Ideas anyone........
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:27 AM
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Re: Blood shooting elk

Nomad,
I don't understand your post. Please rephrase or elabrate in more detail what your question is.
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:27 PM
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Re: Blood shooting elk

If you dont want bloodshot meat then use a tougher bullet like a 130 E-Tip. It also helps to shoot through the ribs and not in the shoulder.

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Old 11-22-2009, 10:20 AM
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Re: Blood shooting elk

My opinion on bloodshot is that a bullet opening up too soon causes the effect of a super bruise on entry. I have had better luck with controlled expansion bullets not causing a lot of blood shot with several exceptions. Extreme high velocity and close shots will still cause considerable bloodshot.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:47 PM
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Re: Blood shooting elk

Behind the shoulder when you can...and use a premium bullet on elk.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:14 PM
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Re: Blood shooting elk

Nosler Accubonds for elk.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:17 AM
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Re: Blood shooting elk

Try the 150 grain Interbond it is a tough 90% weight retention bullet. It will start out slower and that will actually reduce meat damage up close. Down range its .525 BC will actually catch up to the light bullets velocity and have better performance downrange where you really need the energy. Run the numbers vs the 130s and you will be surprised. The trajectories are nearly identical because of the higher BC.

The 150 SST and Interlock are an option if the cost of the interbond is too high.
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