1st deer with 147 gr DRT lead free bullet

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Wilderness Blacktail, Nov 21, 2019.


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  1. Wilderness Blacktail

    Wilderness Blacktail Active Member

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    Got a nice old mature blacktail buck on tribal lands this weekend. My first kill with the 6.5mm 147 DRT bullet. Buck was 128 yards away, bullet hit tight behind the shoulder, destroyed the heart, perforated the lungs and exited in multiple chunks out the other side.
    He jumped, ran maybe 45 yards and dropped within 5 seconds. An excellent start.
    Rifle is a 6.5 CM, Xbolt Hells Canyon Long Range, 2870 fps. 46gr Superformance, Starline brass. CCI200s
     
  2. Andrew Massi

    Andrew Massi Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Odd, at that distance hit that way you'd expect him to tip over. Was he moving when you shot him?
     
  3. Wilderness Blacktail

    Wilderness Blacktail Active Member

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    No standin still but he saw me but couldnt make out what I was. I'm thinking his adrenaline may have been up but who knows.
     
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    JJMoody Well-Known Member

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    They’ll run til blood pressure goes to zero sometimes. Congrats on a successful hunt.
     
  5. Wilderness Blacktail

    Wilderness Blacktail Active Member

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    Yup, thanx! In my experience they often do jump and run at least a lil ways with heart shots.
    The bullet did just what they say it does, come apart gradual and penetrates well in pieces. The exit was maybe an inch thru the hide, a couple peices punched thru that I can see. Bits of copper, tungsten n whatever also found under the hide. Blood trail was steady but light and out both sides.
    For lead free that's pretty promising to see. Impact was around 2300fps.
     
  6. Wilderness Blacktail

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  7. blacktail 8541

    blacktail 8541 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on a nice buck!
     
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    Thanks!