Great story and pics. Thanks for the follow up. Congrats to you on a successful hunt!!!
I did use the 300 gr Bergers extensivly on antlope , deer and several elk last season. They worked great, all one and DRT. I am only posting again because I am interested in knowing if you the OP
was happy with the bullet preformance that you posted the pic of ? Not looking for a debate at all. I am just interested as it seems some hunters like different things. Some like the bullet to stay in tact with a smaller wound channel. Others (like myself) prefer the bullet to expand more and make a much larger hole and damage vitals with fragments. Now, I am not saying there was anything wrong with your bullet proformance. Just that I would opt for more destruction if I wanted them DRT, (my personal preferance) . Also I will admit I do not hunt browns or Griz, (not yet anyway) but we do kill some large bulls and I have seen the results of both types of bullets and how the animals react after the shot. After many years of pushing Bergers thrugh elk bone even the thickest of the shoulder, I have dismissed the internet theory of them not penetrating bone. My first hand experience is different, they will, and what comes out into the vitals cavity is very distructive. I realize that the bullet like was posted will also "obviously" do the job. But it is always said "when they run to the alders with a Berger" I am not buying into this. It is my experience that they go farther with a less expanding bullet. I think if some of the guys posting these statements could see what I have seen they would have a better idea of what actually happens.
I will not post again in this thead. Not looking for debate. I simply felt the need to share what I have seen. Plus there is a thread on here where two Griz were taken with 7mm Bergers and I have my opinion of how those bullets preformed for that hunter. And also in talking with Shawn Carock about the Black Bear taken with the 300 Berger it was described to me that you could see inside the bear and there was not doubt the vitals were distroyed.
Bottom line, again thanks for posting the story and results. I am thrilled for you!! I hope to take a swing at one myself one day. For now I only get to read about hunting Browns and Griz.