I was able to go on my first elk hunt ever this year in south western Colorado, and was fortunate enough to be able to take a 5x5 bull on the 3rd day of the season. The shot was around 200 yards using a 30-06 shooting a 200gr accubond at 2600 fps. It took 3 shots to anchor him. What supprised me was that none of the bullets exited the body cavity and I was able to recover 2 of the rounds, the 3 I think was in the gut pile. Is it normal for the accubonds not to exit a elk at that distance? The picture was taken the following day as he died down a nasty hill, and it was almost sunset when I shot him. He measured 262.5 in camp when we got a chance to put a tape to him.