Berger 230 OTM 300WM vs Elk

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by WYcoyote, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. WYcoyote

    WYcoyote Well-Known Member

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    On Oct. 15 I used a 230 grain Berger OTM Hybrid to take a 6x5 bull. .300 Win Mag, range 350 yards, muzzle velocity 2775, impact velocity 2400 fps +or-. Bullet hit directly on the near side shoulder bone just above the "knee" and under the wide "blade", made a mess of the lungs near the heart, and I found this in the hide on the far side with no further bone hit. Retained weight 81 grains. The bull went down when hit, no tracking needed, the near shoulder was completely unhinged.
    I was very pleased with the performance of this combo.

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  2. jrsolocam

    jrsolocam Well-Known Member

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    Nice elk, good job. I've had similar performance on deer with 6.5 140's.
     

  3. dirtking

    dirtking Well-Known Member

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    Is that the 140 vld or hybrids?
     
  4. Toptuna

    Toptuna Well-Known Member

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    nice:D
     
  5. jrsolocam

    jrsolocam Well-Known Member

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    VLD's. Usually a .264 entry and it blows up the lungs. DRT. But I did have one pencil through...Overall I have been satisfied. These were 150 to 400 yards with a 2850 muzzle fps.
     
  6. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    Nice elk. Congrats.
     
  7. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Nice work. Looks like the 230 did it again...