140 nosler BT,s in 7mmSTW

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  1. Brush4646

    Brush4646 Well-Known Member

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    Shot two elk at 250 and 265 yards with
    the 140,s at 3525mvl. I hit a rib on one going in and out. The bullets never expanded
    on either animal but killed them after awhile.
    I called nosler and they said I used the wrong bullet. They tryed to tell me that
    the lungs were mush. They weren't just a
    small hole in and out. Any one have this happen? [​IMG] [*]
     
  2. Boyd Heaton

    Boyd Heaton Well-Known Member

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    Bob,I have never had them not expand.I've had them come apart....I shoot 120gr and 150gr BT's out of mine...The 120's are running a touch over 3700. And the 150's at 3300.Both have been very devastating on anything they hit...
     

  3. Mysticplayer

    Mysticplayer Writers Guild

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    That's bizarre. With my experience with BT, at that vel, you should have seen a massive wound channel just inside the ribs. The lungs should have been mush.

    Try them on some water jugs. If they still don't open up, explode. You may be the owner of some real special bullets.

    Jerry
     
  4. Tim Behle

    Tim Behle Well-Known Member

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    Bob,

    I shoot the same bullet in a 7 Mag at only 3050. I've never shot an elk with them, But I've shot a number of coyotes out to 500 yards and judging by the exit wound, they've always expanded.

    One of my favorite bullets.

    Tim