Originally Posted by bigngreen
Where any bones hit with either shot?
Interesting and thanks for sharing your experiences with the VLDs.
Nothing more for bone could possibly have been hit with the first shot other than one of the smaller back thin ribs on the entry side. Truth is I didn't confirm if the bullet connected with a rib or passed between them.
The second shot barely clipped the edge of one shoulder blade. As with the first shot, I didn't confirm whether or not a rib was hit on the entry side.
I guess I didn't study the bullet hitting ribs part because I require my bullet to open hitting nothing more than hide and flesh. I don't want to have to destroy the front shoulders of my sheep by targeting the shoulder bones. Dall sheep aren't that large and they're the best eating wild game species available in Alaska, IMO.
We've had pretty good experiences with the 7mm 168 VLDs, but have only taken a few game animals with the 168s so far.