Want Pictures of Expanded Bullets

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by barnesuser28, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Looking for pics of expanded bullets that have been recovered in either game or a testing media such as newspapers, water jugs, etc...

    Please tell, starting bullet weight, recovered weight, caliber, cartridge fired from, approx impact velocity, what it was recovered from, design (vld, TTSX, A-Max, Partition, etc...), if recovered from game how performance was and what it encountered (shoulder bone, rib, etc...).

    Not looking to debate what bullet is better just want to see some pics.

    How bullets perform and do their job has alwaysed intrigued me.

    Have a great weekend! gun)
     
  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Duuuuuude! my camera just died and I have one bullet on my reloading bench that is the only one I've ever recovered. It is awesome! It started life as a 150grain Remington Corelokt. I shot a 180lbs whitetail buck at 50 yards with it. The deer was quartering towards me. The shot just missed inside the front right shoulder. It passed all the way threw the deer and was recovered in the left hind quarter. The bullet is a perfect mushroom and weighs 96.7grains. Deer managed to go a few hundred yards.
     

  3. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Cool! to bad your camera stop kicking :D. i wonder how big green keeps their bullets core and jacket together? Do they bond them? Same design as Hornady interlock?
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    I think so.

    when new camera arrives, will post pic.
     
  5. Daveinjax

    Daveinjax Well-Known Member

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    I have three or four in my truck console. I'll try to get ome pics in the am. All 140gr 7mm from a 7-08. A couple sst and a nosler bllistic tip. All deer were drt.
     
  6. jimbires

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    the nosler forum has a section on this . Jim
     
  7. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Here's a 140 Accubond from my 270 WSM I dug out of the ground after it went through a mule deer buck at 300 some yards, took out on side lung then dorsal aorta then second lung. A blind man could have tracked him, he sprung a little leak :D
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  8. bigngreen

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    This one is a 140 Berger from a 270 WSM launched at 3300fps and taken from the far side of a cow elk at 325 yards. It went through the shoulder just missing the bone, through a rib then blew a hole through her heart you could put your hand through, messing up the lungs then breaking a rib and through the muscle on the of shoulder and catching under the hide. She was feel on her nose at the shot and didn't move. There is more bullet there than it looks, it curled up around the base of the bullet.
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  9. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Nice pics bigngreen. BTW i will probably shoot those CE bullets into newspapers next week. We are shooting this weekend so i will be able to figure out how much powder i need to use. I sent CE an email and they said the 252 grain D60 have a BC of .650 and have been replaced by the D59 i believe he said.
     
  10. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Also should mention the bullet was shot from a 280Rem

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/my-280-updated-32771/

    Camera miraculously came back to life....
     

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  11. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    1. upper left -- 270cal. 130 gr. mrx- recovered behind 200 yard target- recovered wieght- 111 gr.- shot from 270 win

    2. upper left + 1-- 270cal. 130 gr. mrx- recovered behind 200 yard target- recovered weight- 129 gr.- shot from 270 win

    3. upper left + 2-- 7mm 140 sierra pro-hunter- shot from 7mag into running deer at 300 + yards- recovered weight- 82 gr.

    4. upper left + 3-- 30 cal 180 win silvertip- shot from 300 rum into deer at 150 yards- wecovered weight- 117 gr.

    5. upper right-- 30 cal 165 grain hornady fb- shot from 300 win into deer at 400 yards- recovered weight- 90 gr.

    6. bottom left-- 375 300 tsx-- recovered behind 100 yard target- recovered weight- 298.3 gr.- shot from 375 h@h

    7. bottom left + 1-- 375 300 gr. hornady dgs-- recovered behind 100 yard target- recovered weight 296 gr.- shot from 375 h@h

    8. bottom left + 2-- 375 300 tsx-- recovered from frozen railroad tie shot at 50 yards- recovered weight- 261 gr.- shot from 375 h@h

    9. bottom left + 3-- 375 300 tsx-- recovered from frozen railroad tie shot at 50 yards- recovered weight- 281 gr.- shot from 375 h@h

    10. bottom right-- 375 300 tsx-- recovered from frozen railroad tie shot at 50 yards- recovered weight- 278 gr.- shot from 375 h@h

    bullets 8, 9, and 10 were all recovered at same time with help from my 300 rum and some 180 silvertips- the lead transfer is still visible on the tsx's
     
  12. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Nice pics lefty and trebark. Youth whitetail deer season opens on friday so im going to go out see and if a can bust some bones with my 7mm-08 and 145 grain LRX. If i recover the bullet i will post a pic of it on here. Tomorrow after school i will post a pic of a 180 grain scirroco from a 300 RUM recovered from and elk at 383 yards.
     
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    First three pics are of 180 grain scirroco fired from a 300 rum recovered from an elk at 383 yards. will get weight tomorrow.

    last pic is 280 grain LRX's recovered in wetnewspaper and 162 grain hornady A-Max recovered from water jugs, left to right: 1500 fps, 1600 fps, 2650 fps, and 1200 fps.
     

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  14. BMcKell

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    This is a 300 grain SMK shot from a .338 Edge. I shot a Spike elk that was facing me from 900 yards. It went through the front of the chest and I found it under the hide of a rear quarter.
     

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